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Start a Course in January

Get your new year off to a good start with a course at Shetland College UHI. The college offers a wide range of courses from introductory up to degree or post-graduate level in some areas. You don’t have to wait until September – January entry is available on the programmes listed below.

Please note: the college will be closed for the Christmas period between Friday 22nd December and Monday 8th January. You can stilll apply online during this period, but college staff will not be available to answer any enquires.

Depending on course structure, some of the programmes below may only be able to accept January enrollments for unstructured part-time study. 


Business, Hospitality and Events 

HNC Business

HNC Accounting

HNC Admin and Information Technology

SVQ Business and Administration SCQF level 5

SVQ Business and Administration SCQF level 6

SVQ Management SCQF level 7

PDA Financial Accounting

PDA Management Accounting

PDA Office Administration



HNC Computing

BSc (Hons) Computing 


Cultural and Creative Industries

NC Art and Design Porfolio Course

NC Creative Industries: Film

NC Creative Industries: Music

BA (Hons) Contemporary Film-Making in the Highlands and Islands

BA (Hons) Contemporary Textiles

BA (Hons) Fine Art

MA Music and the Environment

A range of cultural studies programmes are available in subject such as: archeology, literature, scottish history, heritage and sociology. 


Health and Care

BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies

BA (Hons) Childhood Practice

BA (Hons) Sociology and Politics



Workplace Assessment Using Direct and Indirect Methods


Essential Skills & Community Learning

PDA IT in Business (HN Units - Spreadsheets; Word and Presentations; Database)

PDA in Book-Keeping (HN Units - Recording Financial Transations; Using Sage Financial Accounting Software; Payroll). Contact: Andrew.Anderson@uhi.ac.uk

European Computer Driving License

Event Organisation (NC Unit). Contact: Andrew.Anderson@uhi.ac.uk

English for Speakers of Other Languages (National 2/3)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (National 4/5)

Communication SCQF Level 4 and 5

Numeracy SCQF Level 4 and 5

Information Communication Technology SCQF Level 4 and 5

A wide range of courses are available at our community Learning Centres throughout Shetland. Subject areas include: iPads and tablets, computing, creative industries, SAGE Accounting Software, business, accounting, essential skills and general interest. See the short courses page for more information. 

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