Community Link

What is special about this course?

This programme is based at UHI Inverness and is designed for people recovering from mental health difficulties and associated problems, who would like to build self confidence and skills for life and work.

The course enables adult learners, who may have been out of work or formal education for some time, a way back into the learning community. 

“It was one of my best decisions to join Community Link at UHI Inverenss as it has helped me to build up confidence and I have made new friends whilst learning about my local environment, history and using computers” Community Link student.

“I have learned so many interesting things this year and in a fun and friendly atmosphere. I love being part of UHI Inverenss and I have had a great year” Community Link student.

“My favorite things have been cooking and using science and nature as inspiration for printing, drawing and painting” Community Link student.

“I was nervous at first as I didn’t realise how much I would enjoy it; I would say to anyone- give it a go!” Community Link student.

Entry requirements

Application form and informal interview.

  • ICT Digital Media
  • Environmental studies
  • Exploring wellbeing
  • Creative arts
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • John Muir Award


Please feel free to contact Rosie Newman or Miles Fuller from our Supported Education team to find out more about the units and to discuss your needs and expectations prior to your application.


How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • You can choose to study this course one or two days a week.
  • Thursday and Friday morning classes are delivered remotely (on-line), meaning you study from home via a laptop or other device or your can come onto UHI Inverness Campus and use the computers in the Learning Resource Centre. To access onl-line classes you will need access to a digital device and WiFi. You can speak to our Student Support or a member of staff for support to enable you to join us remotely. 
  • Thursday and Friday afternoon classes are delivered on campus at UHI Inverness.
  • Students will take one year to complete the modules.
  • Students may return for further study the following year(s) if agreed with their tutor.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Delivered at SCQF level 3 and 4.

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Students are supported in their progression routes to other units on the Community Link programme, mainstream courses, volunteering or into employment.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Community Link

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.