Information and Communication Technology (ICT) SCQF Level 4/5

What is special about this course?

This course is an alternative to a Standard Grade, Intermediate or National qualification in ICT, which is studied in school. It is useful for more mature students who don’t have an up-to-date computer qualification. It is also a good way for younger students to improve on the ICT qualification they got at school.

Entry requirements


This unit is about using straightforward information and communication technology (ICT) to access, process, and present information in personal, workplace, social, and educational situations.

This course covers 4 topics:

  • ICT Operations
  • Word Processing
  • PowerPoint
  • Internet

Normally students will work through SCQF level 4 first and then progress on to SCQF level 5.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Flexible

You will join a class at college or at your local learning centre and learn by working through course materials for each topic, working at your own pace, with lecturer support, group discussions and practical exercises.

Assessment is a combination of observation and learner produced evidence such as documents, print outs, screenshots, and files.

How long will my course last?

40 Hour

Flexible part-time course available at Shetland UHI and selected learning centres.

Where can I study my course?

    • Lerwick Campus
    • Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick

Start date

Lerwick campus – flexible from September 2016.

Or contact your local learning centre for start date details.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


For more information see the funding page.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Academic: You could progress to further study on a range of National Certificate programmes, SVQs, ECDL and the PDA IT in Business.

Employment/Career: ICT at SCQF level 5 is a required qualification for some jobs.

Former students have: Been successful in getting employment and moving onto other college courses.

Is there more information available online?

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“I enjoyed the course and would recommend it to other students.”

“This course prepares students well to meet the challenges of the workplace.”
Andrew Anderson, Senior Lecturer

Please email or call 01595 771000 to request a booking form.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Shetland. UHI Shetland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.