Today we are at Shetland College UHI. Our photo shows the cutting of the first turf for the new extension to the main building.
Shetland College is Scotland's most northerly partner within UHI and offers students in Shetland the opportunity of studying further, higher and degree level courses. It is now possible to study courses in Shetland which previously would have only been available if you were prepared to leave Shetland.
Furthermore, many of the courses offered can be studied in a flexible manner thus increasing opportunities and access to learning. It may be possible to undertake the course of your choice from one of the five local learning centres so please enquire if that is what you would like to do.
We are a student-centred college determined to provide high quality learning. Indeed our teaching and learning has been consistently held in high regard by external assessors and we are rightly proud of that. However, we are committed to improving the quality of what we offer and therefore we routinely assess and evaluate the quality of our courses to ensure they continue to meet the student's needs.
Shetland College UHI's main campus is located in Gremista, Lerwick, the main town in Shetland. Here you can find our library, canteen and textile facilitation unit, which are all open to the public. This campus is also the main base for our Business and Management, Community Learning, Computing, Construction, Counselling, Creative Industries, Health and Care, Heritage and Hospitality and Tourism Sections.
Other college bases include: Gutter's Hut, North Ness Business Park - the location of the Health and Care SVQ Centre; The Bruce Hostel, Gressy Loan - where our Hospitality section's kitchens are located, and Blyde Haven Nursery, also based at Gressy Loan.