Level up with an HNC/HND

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Our story

UHI Inverness is a partner of UHI, a further education and higher education partnership serving our communities and connected to their needs. We’re more than a college and more than a university.

From our campuses in Inverness, we offer flexible learning opportunities from access level through to PhD, to suit more people, at more levels, for more reasons.

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HNC and HND courses

Our Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) allow you to study a widely recognised, vocational-based higher education qualification in just one or two years.

What makes an HNC or HND special? 

  • Get a feel for a subject and where it can take you, before committing to a full degree.
  • You can leave with a recognised qualification and come back again in the future to continue your studies when the time is right for you.
  • They're specifically designed to lead into careers, giving you the knowledge and practical skills employers are looking for. 

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Learn local

Love living locally? It's time to explore the range of courses available on your doorstep and the benefits of choosing UHI Inverness.

  • Save money
  • Build your confidence with the support of friends and family nearby
  • And still have an excellent student experience
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Cost of living support

  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • The Larder food store
  • Cooking club
  • Free toiletries
  • Share the warmth (free coats and winter clothing)
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Specialise with forestry

Scotland’s forestry sector is expanding rapidly, with more skilled workers needed across a range of roles to drive the green recovery and support sustainable forest management. The Scottish School of Forestry is the country's only forestry training provider delivering both further and higher education up to honours degree level. Set within its own practical training environment in Inverness, we've been training forestry workers and managers for the public, private and voluntary sectors for over 50 years.

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Interested in applying

Explore our courses, visit us on campus, and find out what it’s like to be a student with us. Discover our extensive student support services, on campus childcare, and funding support available.

Subject areas

Explore our range of subjects and courses, with levels to suit all.

Qualifications explained

We deliver a range of programmes from SCQF level 1 to 12, comprising courses for school pupils in their senior phase and college programmes through to apprenticeships and university-level study.

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