Energy, engineering and construction

Construction content



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.

Engineering content



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.