Skillsbuilder 3 SCQF Level 3

What is special about this course?

This full-time course is aimed at students with moderate learning difficulties, where you will continue to develop confidence by working together and problem-solving as a team.  This course offers students a broad range of subjects to develop essential skills and practical abilities, as well as social skills.   

You will learn independent living skills such as food preparation techniques, discover more about the environment with the John Muir Award and develop your creative skills.

A Learning Assistant is present in each session to support the learning needs of the students. 

Skillsbuilder 3 is a one-year programme, which encourages students to self-reflect and identify areas they want to improve upon. Teaching is student led so you have a say in what you learn.

Entry requirements

  • Application form and informal interview.

The many and varied units on this course include:

  • Self and work
  • Creating media content
  • Developing essential skills
  • Local investigations
  • Food preparation techniques
  • John Muir Award

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?


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


    You may be eligible to apply for an Educational Maintenance Allowance or Bursary. 

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    • Some students may be able to progress to Skills Connect: Create Me 

    Is there more information available online?

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    "This is a broad ranging, very much student led course that allows the students to reflect on their own skills and develop those areas where there is a deficiency”

    "I really enjoyed the course. The lecturers are very friendly and supportive, they really encourage you. I'm learning new skills all the time, I've gained confidence and made lots of new friends," - Stuart Ibbertson, a former Skillsbuilder 3 student.

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    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.