North Mainland learning centres


Learning provision has been provided in the North Mainland since 2004, recently moving from the North Mainland Community Work Office in Brae to the Brae High School. The location was chosen as it was central to the North Mainland area population base and was part of the process whereby 5 college learning centres were established throughout Shetland to ensure that learning opportunities are accessible to as many people as possible.

For information about courses available see the short courses page.

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Aims and objectives

  • To increase the accessibility of learning to all areas in the North Mainland
  • To increase the number of learners from areas that has been traditionally harder to reach
  • To promote the use of Information Technology
  • To increase the opportunities for learners to improve their core skill areas of literacy, numeracy and computing
  • To encourage learners to progress onto Further and Higher Education utilising open and distance learning if possible
  • To assist the community in developing a sustainable future
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Learning resources

  • 8 laptop computers
  • Mobile classroom
  • Video Conferencing
  • 2 Digital cameras
  • Scanner
  • Colour printer
  • Photocopier
  • Classroom for 8 persons
  • Wireless broadband internet connection
  • LCD Projector
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Course accessibility

A variety of computing classes are available at North Roe, Ollaberry and Urafirth Schools.

The Learning Centres in Brae and Mossbank are all on one floor and have wheelchair access. There are laptops available at each centre and you can take ECDL tests at both. Students attending courses can receive financial support with childcare arrangements and travel.

Laptops are available for loaning to students undertaking open / distance learning.

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Opening times

The opening times of the Brae Learning Centre are:

  • Monday: 9.00am to 1.00pm
  • Tuesday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.30am to 12.00noon
  • Thursday: 1.00pm to 9.00pm

The opening times of the Mossbank Learning Centre are:

  • Tuesday: 1.30pm to 4.00pm
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Locations and contact

Children’s Services Resource Base
Brae High School

Mossbank Primary School
Music Room


Sarah Kerr
tel: 07584 337836

Also provision in Urafirth, Ollaberry and North Roe Primary Schools.