North Highland College UHI serves the communities of the northern mainland of Scotland. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and has around 3,000 full and part time students.
The college has campuses in Thurso, Halkirk, Alness and Dornoch, each with its own distinctive curriculum profile.
Courses and subjects
The college offers a wide range of qualifications including NC, SVQ, HNC, HND and degree, as well as a range of professional qualifications.
Subjects are taught in the following subject areas: Arts, Humanities and Social Science; Business and Leisure; Computing and IT; Creative and Cultural Industries; Education and Childcare; Energy, Engineering and Construction; Gaelic Medium Studies; Health and Wellbeing; and Science and Environment.
Facilities and services
The main campus at Thurso has a library with an extensive stock, study areas, computer access and printing facilities. Support and guidance services are available to students across all campuses.
Each campus has specialist facilities according to courses that are taught – see ‘Specialisms’ below.
Thurso Campus has specialist training facilities at: the House of Morven (hair and beauty salons, training restaurant); the Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre with engineering skills and fabrication and welding workshops; the Environmental Research Institute.
Halkirk is the Rural Studies Centre and is based at Dale Farm. Courses include Game keeping, Equine and Veterinary. North Highland College UHI is at the forefront in developing training programmes for land-based subjects. We have built up a range of expertise and developed excellent relationships within the industry with estate owners, veterinary nurse practices and equine specialists.
Alness Campus has specialist facilities for the creative industries and health, education and social care sectors.
Dornoch Campus is home to: Burghfield House, which is a hospitality and professional cookery training hotel; and Ross House, located next to Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the base for the Golf degrees.
Courtesy of North Highland College UHI