Whalsay learning centre

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Learning provision has been provided in Whalsay since 2002 and is currently located in Whalsay School library.

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

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Aims and objectives

Aims and objectives

  • To increase the accessibility of learning to all areas of Whalsay.
  • To increase the number of learners from areas that have been traditionally harder to reach.
  • 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 encourage learners to progress onto Further and Higher Education utilising open and distance learning if possible.
  • To assist the community in developing a sustainable future.
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Learning resources

Learning resources

  • 7 laptop computers
  • Video conferencing
  • 2 digital cameras
  • Scanner
  • Colour printer
  • Photocopier
  • LCD projector
  • Classroom for 6 students
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Location and contact

Location and contact

The Whalsay Learning Centre was previously housed in the meeting room of the Whalsay Leisure Centre. It was established in 2000 when it was affiliated to Shetland College UHI and was part of the process whereby 5 college learning centres were established throughout Shetland to ensure that learning opportunities are accessible to as many people as possible.

Whalsay junior High School,
Symbister,
Whalsay
ZE2 9NB

Contact

Ruby Irvine

t: 01595 771340
m: 07584 337874