Physical Science and Renewable Energy Studies

West Highland College UHI


Auchtertyre Campus, Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus, Gairloch Campus, Kilchoan Campus, Kinlochleven Campus, Mallaig Campus, Portree Campus, Strontian Campus, Ullapool Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This course has been specially designed to combine elements of various different sciences so that if you haven’t studied science before and want somewhere to start to enhance your prospects for further scientific study or a career, then this is for you.

You will study some of the basics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Forensic Science – all put together in a demanding and practical way.

Core Skills are an integral part of the course and you will study ICT and Numeracy. These will be closely tied in with the other units you are studying and will enable you to move on with confidence to your next educational step or place of employment.

Entry Requirements

Maths or a science subject at National is preferred but not essential. You may be required to attend an interview.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

19 weeks


Energy, Engineering and Construction

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy