UHI Shetland

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UHI Shetland aims to provide high quality learning to meet the needs of learners throughout the various islands that make up Shetland. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

The main campus, Lerwick, is located in Gremista, the main town in Shetland. They also have the Scalloway Campus in Shetland's second largest town, where marine conservation and research takes place. There are also a number of local learning centres spread throughout the islands, delivering a varied programme of learning opportunities to all parts of Shetland.

Courses and subjects

There are courses at various levels, from NC and SVQ right through to degree and postgraduate.

Subject areas include: Aquaculture; Business, Leisure & Tourism; Computing I IT; Creative Industries; Education and Childcare; Energy, Engineering & Construction; Health & Wellbeing; Humanities & Social Sciences; and Maritime & Nautical.

Facilities and services

The main campus has a well equipped library and a canteen.

Learning and teaching facilities include the textile facilitation unit, recording studio, multimedia production and teaching lab, rehearsal spaces, a venue for musical performance, large carpentry and joinery workshop and industry standard training kitchen.

Student support for a wide range of issues and needs is available.


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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

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Contact Details

Shetland Islands

Lerwick Campus


Scalloway Campus

Port Arthur

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)