Our Construction Section provides vocational training opportunities for students interested in working in Shetland’s construction industry. We have a local training centre at our Gremista campus kitted out with modern, well-equipped workshops that enable you to develop your skills and knowledge in the best environment.

Why study Construction at Shetland College UHI?

  • Opportunity to enhance specialist knowledge
  • Share experiences with other learners
  • Enhanced employability
  • Funded placements on SVQ courses
  • Excellent progression routes
  • ConstructionSkills approved carpentry and joinery courses


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Construction COURSES


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  • Large fully-equipped carpentry and joinery workshop
  • AutoCAD 2011 software suite
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) router
  • Briquetter

We incorporate real life experiences into our courses, wherever possible, and these can include visits to local and national sites/exhibitions. Examples include Belmont House in Unst, Velux Training Academy and the National Building Show.

Our construction courses are recognised by the industry training body ConstructionSkills, through which a wide range of options for work placements and funded college places are available.