January 2023 Courses


New year...new opportunities!

UHI Shetland are offering a fantastic range of courses in early 2023. Whether you are looking to reskill or learn something new, there's a wide range to suit all learners.

Health and Care

HNC Working with Communities

Are you someone who would like to make a real difference to your community and support local people to thrive and develop according to their own needs and aspirations? Then this is the course for you! The course is designed to support you to develop an understanding of the theories which support change in communities and the opportunity to link the theories with practice.

Business and Accountancy

Sage Payroll - one week course beginning week commencing 23rd January 2023

This one-week course will give you, and your employees, the necessary skills to use SAGE accounting software. This Unit is designed to enable candidates to use a commercial accounting software package to process financial transactions and to prepare accounting reports.  This is a credited SQA course. 

The course is scheduled to run Monday 23rd January - Friday 27th January. 

Information Technology in Business PDA

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Information Technology in Business at SCQF level 7 delivers the skills and knowledge needed for a range of administrative roles. It has particular emphasis on the use of IT within a business environment.

HNC Business (part-time)

The HNC Business will give you an excellent introduction to a wide range of business and management skills.

You will gain a range of knowledge and understanding that is highly sought-after by employers, including: business fundamentals; marketing; economics; emerging technologies; IT; communication; accounting and management.

HNC Accountancy (part-time)

The HNC Accounting covers a wide range of accounting concepts and provides you with an excellent grounding in the principles of financial and management accounting using manual and computerised approaches.

It is designed to prepare you for a career in accounting or financial administration.

Art and Design

Art and Design Portfolio Course NC – semester 2 PT starts

This course offers a diverse range of modules specially selected to expand students’ knowledge and creative approaches to art and design practise. All modules are practical and studio based with a contextual study element.

Creative Practitioner Upskilling - 18th January 2023 - 29th March 2023.

This course will equip Creative Practitioners with a broad range of practical tools to enhance their professional skillset, covering self-employment skills, health and safety, copyright for creative practitioners, and project management. The module will also cover creative opportunities for practitioners, planning a creative workshop, accessibility awareness, and monitoring and evaluating an arts project. The module centres on online content developed by Shetland Arts with contributions from a wide range of Shetland based creative practitioners.


History of Shetland in 100 Sites, College Certificate, VC Evening Course starts 22st April 2023 

The evening classes will look sequentially at the major societal developments from the Mesolithic (hunter gatherer society) to twentieth century conflict (World Wars I and II and the Cold War). No qualifications or previous experience of archaeology is required. The course would suit those with a general interest in Shetland’s past or those wishing to pursue a career in tour guiding or in museums / heritage centres.

Shetland’s Archaeological Monuments and Landscapes (SCQF Level 6) College Certificate 8 Saturday field trips, starts 25th January 2023

The field visits will look at groups of sites in different parts of the archipelago, mainly on Mainland Shetland but with one trip to the North Isles.  The course would suit those with a general interest in Shetland’s past or those wishing to pursue a career in tour guiding or in museums / heritage centres.

Community Learning 

If you are looking to brush up on skills, or learning something totally new, remember to check out our offering of learning at our Community Learning Centres.

To find out more please contact study.shetland@uhi.ac.uk 

 You can find out more about fees and funding here, or contact guidance.shetland@uhi.ac.uk to speak to one of our Guidance and Funding staff.