Skills for Work


If you are in Secondary 3 or 4 and are keen to get a taster of a particular career and experience college life while still at school, these courses are for you. Courses run every alternate Friday, for either one or two years depending on the subject. This is your chance to acquire hands-on practical skills that could help you secure a job in the future.  Not only that, but you will build your self-confidence and learn other key skills such as time-keeping, professional appearance, problem solving and customer care.

If you are interested in any of these courses, please contact your Pupil Support Teacher.

NAFC Marine Centre UHI hosts the Aquaculture, Engineering and Maritime skills courses. 

Contacts content



Monika Farkas- Shetland College UHI, Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX
Tel: 01595 771000, E-mail:


NAFC Marine Centre UHI, Port Arthur, Scalloway, ZE1 0UN

Tel: 01595 772000, E-mail:

James Johnston- Schools Service, Hayfield House, Lerwick, ZE1 0QD
Tel: 01595 744099, E-mail:

Danny Peterson- Active Schools, Sport & Leisure, Hayfield House, Lerwick, ZE1 0QD
Tel: 01595 744753, E-mail:

Fraser Mouat- Shetland Arts Development Agency, Mareel, Lerwick, ZE1 0WQ

Tel: 01595 743843, E-mail:

Brenda Hughson- Whalsay School, Symbister, Whalsay, ZE2 9AB