North Isles learning centres


Learning provision has been provided in the North Isles since 2000, and is currently located in Baltasound and Mid-Yell Junior High Schools.

Community learning is important to Shetland UHI to ensure that flexible learning opportunities and support are accessible to as many people as possible. 

The courses delivered include introductory courses, which serve as a natural starting point for students to progress onto higher level qualifications. Areas covered include iPads/Tablets; Computing; Essential Skills; ECDL; Sage; Accounting; Business; Digital Media and General Interest.

Course information

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Aims and objectives

Aims and objectives

  • To increase the accessibility of learning to all areas in the North Isles
  • 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 offer greater opportunities for on-lin, open and distance learning
  • To assist the community in developing a sustainable future
Learning resources content

Learning resources

Learning resources

  • 4 computers
  • Mobile classroom, consisting of 6 laptops and a colour printer
  • Video Conferencing equipment
  • 2 Digital cameras
  • Scanner
  • Colour printer
  • Wireless Broadband internet connection
  • LCD Projector
  • Digital video recorder

Progression routes

Students attending Computing for Beginners classes can progress onto the Intermediate Computing class and the ECDL qualification.

Other opportunities exist for students who have gained communication and numeracy core skills to progress onto Further and Higher education.

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Locations and contact

Locations and contact

North Isles Learning Centre
Baltasound Junior High School

North Isles Learning Centre
Mid Yell Junior High School


Josie Macmillan

t:  01595 771341