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Found a course you like? Then it’s easy to apply… Step One: Apply online or hand in an application form to Shetland College. Deadline Friday 26th April 2013. Step Two: We will acknowledge receipt of your application within two weeks of receiving it. Step Three: During May, letters will be sent out with provisional offers or invitations for interview. Step Four: If a course requires an interview, and you’ve been successful, we’ll offer you a place. Late applications are accepted from May to September, but apply early to avoid disappointment. For everything you need to guide you through the application process please visit:

Need some support? We feel it is important that all our students feel welcome and supported throughout their time with us. Students who have a physical disability, a hearing or visual impairment, a mental health problem or specific learning disability, for example, dyslexia, can access additional support with their studies.

At our Learning Centres you can study a range of part-time classes from beginner right up to degree level. North Isles Learning Centres 2 Hagdale, Baltasound, Unst Also: Fetlar and Yell Contact: Josie MacMillan E:

West Mainland Learning Centres Leisure Centre, Aith Also: Walls Contact: Emily Garrick E:

North Mainland Learning Centres North Mainland Community Office, 4 Havragord, Brae Also: Firth and Mossbank, North Roe and Urafirth Contact: Andrew Anderson E:

Lerwick Learning Centre Islesburgh Community Centre Contact: Kathleen McGrath/Alexis Jamieson E: E:

Whalsay Learning Centre Leisure Centre, Symbister, Whalsay Contact: Caroline Kay/Ruby Irvine E: E:

South Mainland Learning Centre Sandwick Junior High School Contact: Hazel Bairnson E:

For more information about Community Learning contact: Karen Eunson E: Tel: 01595 771242 Some of our courses are delivered in partnership with:

Other available support includes: • Learning support • Careers advice • Finance advice and support • Confidential student welfare advice

The Centre for Nordic Studies

• Student counselling

If you would like to find out more visit our website.

Additional Support Needs We welcome applications from all prospective students and strive to provide appropriate and efficient services to those with additional support needs.

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We are committed to equality of opportunity and non discrimination in all aspects of our work and study. We seek to promote opportunity for all, particularly for study, employment and involvement in the community, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation or race.


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While Shetland College UHI has made every effort to ensure that information provided in this leaflet is accurate, it is intended only as a guide for those considering to study with us. Changes are made from time to time and we reserve the right to add, amend or withdraw courses and facilities.

For a large print version of the prospectus please telephone: 01595 771000, email or visit our website:

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Look to your future and make it happen Course Guide 2013/14

Meeting the needs of learners throughout Shetland

Welcome We know that choosing the right course can sometimes be a difficult decision. Browsing through this guide will give you an idea of the range of courses that Shetland College UHI can offer as well as help you through our application process. You can get more details about individual courses and life at the college by visiting our website. Add to this we are a part of the newest university in Scotland, the University of the Highlands and Islands. If you enjoy your studies then naturally you put more time and effort into them and the result is a better all round experience whilst achieving a formal, internationally recognised qualification. Our students continually tell us that one of the best things about the college is our “friendly and supportive staff.” With this support we firmly believe we can offer what is best for you. So, what are you waiting for, these are exciting times…

Look to your future and make it happen Creative Industries NC Art and Design Full-time or part-time BA (Hons) Contemporary Textiles Full-time or part-time NC Music Full-time or part-time HNC Music Full-time or part-time BA (Hons) Applied Music Full-time or part-time

Skills for Work/Vocational Pathways Skills for Work: Construction Crafts (Intermediate 1) Alternate Fridays (2 years) Skills for Work: Early Education and Childcare (Intermediate 1) Alternate Fridays (2 years) Skills for Work: Hairdressing (Intermediate 1) Alternate Thursdays (1 year) Vocational Pathways: Hospitality (Intermediate 1) Alternate Fridays (2 years) Vocational Pathways: Sound Engineering (Intermediate 2) Alternate Fridays (1 year) Vocational Pathways: Contemporary Art Skills Alternate Fridays (2 years)


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Introduction to AutoCAD Part-time or evening class SVQ2 Plant Operations (Construction) Part-time SVQ3/PDA level 6 Carpentry and Joinery Block release from employment HNC Construction Management Part-time PDA level 7 Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Block release PDA Computer Aided Draughting and Design Part-time or evening class

Introduction to Care Full-time Introduction to Behavioural Science Part-time evening class Individual Care Courses Full-time or day release Higher Care Part-time Higher Early Education and Childcare Part-time Higher Psychology Part-time Higher Sociology Part-time NC Early Education and Childcare (bridging to HNC Early Education and Childcare) Full-time Access to Apply for Nursing Full-time Access to Apply for Social Work Full-time HNC Early Education and Childcare Full-time or part-time BA Child and Youth Studies Full-time or part-time (distance learning) BA Childhood Practice Part-time BSc (Hons) Psychology Full-time or part-time (online) CPD Leading and Managing Care Services Online PDA Health and Social Care Supervision Online with local support PDA Excellence in Dementia Care Practice Online with local support

Business and Hospitality SVQ2 and 3 Professional Cookery Part-time SVQ2, 3 and 4 Business and Administration Part-time, flexible work-based learning SVQ3, 4 and 5 Management Part-time, flexible work-based learning NC Business (this can be studied in conjunction with NC Digital Media Computing) Full-time or part-time HNC/HND Accounting Full-time or part-time HNC/HND Business Full-time or part-time PDA Financial Accounting Part-time

Core Skills New Directions – Access to Education Part-time Intermediate 1 and 2 Communication Part-time Intermediate 1 and 2 Numeracy Part-time Intermediate 1 and 2 IT Part-time Intermediate 1 and 2 Mathematics Evening class or open learning Alternative to Higher English Part-time or open learning English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Part-time, day and evening classes

Computing NC Digital Media Computing Full-time or part-time European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Part-time or open learning HNC Computing/HND Computer Science Full-time or part-time BSc (Hons) Computing Full-time or part-time

Heritage BA (Hons) Archaeology Full-time or part-time BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies Full-time or part-time BA (Hons) History and Archaeology Full-time or part-time BA (Hons) Scottish History Full-time or part-time BA (Hons) Scottish Cultural Studies Full-time or part-time Other heritage courses are available through UHI. For more information see

For more information: Tel: 01595 771000



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