Energy, engineering and construction

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At Shetland UHI you can undertake several skills-based courses to start your journey in the world of construction and technical based jobs. These courses will give you the knowledge and practical technical experience you need.

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Engineering at Shetland UHI covers a wide breadth of shore based and marine engineering disciplines.


Learn about Engineering with hands on courses while still at school.  

Skills for Work: Engineering Skills (schools - S3 & S4)

Academy Programme in Engineering (schools - S5 & S6)

National Certificate (NC) in Engineering Practice (progression or stand-alone) 


Undertake an apprenticeship to enhance your career. Learn hands on skills and valuable experiences in the workplace, underpinned by theory and practice at Shetland UHI.  

Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering: Electrical Maintenance 

Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering: Fabrication and Welding 

Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering: Mechanical Maintenance 

Modern Apprenticeship in Maritime Occupations: Engine Room Rating (sponsored students only) 

HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Marine Engineering. This course can be undertaken as a stand-alone course, without the need to be in employment. This course is an excellent springboard to further education in Marine Engineering.  

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ECITB Scholarships

ECITB Scholarships

UHI Shetland, in partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) are offering two year ECITB Scholarships in Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance.

The scholarships have been developed in recognition of the growing demand for workers with engineering skills. The ECITB scholarship programme will include mechanical and electrical engineering pathways alongside other areas of focus including industrial welding, fabrication, and project controls at levels SCQF 5/6. Learners will get a grounding in core engineering knowledge and skills as well as an understanding of the new technologies, and a foundation in digital skills.

Successful applicants will receive £100 a week to pursue a two-year off the job programme in a craft or technical discipline while they undertake some components of an apprenticeship.  At the end of the scholarship, learners acquire industry standard qualifications as well as relevant site passports and leave with the foundation skills to move into apprenticeships or employment in industry.

With demand expected to be high for these opportunities prospective students are advised to apply early.

Click here to apply for an ECITB Scholarship in Mechanical Maintenance 

Click here to apply for an ECITB Scholarship in Electrical Maintenance