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A very warm welcome to all of our new pupils joining the School College programme.

This year has been a challenging time with many uncertainties for all of us; however I want to reassure you that we are ready and excited to take you on your next learning adventure and have been working hard to ensure you have the best possible experience while you study with us.

Being part of Inverness College UHI allows you to get a taste of Uni life, experience a different style of learning whilst exploring a wide range of subjects perhaps not available to you so far. Not to mention the chance to meet new people and be more independent. We also have a wide range of fantastic workshops and facilities for you to get real hands on experience and lecturers with up to date industry experience to guide you through the year.

As Covid-19 related restrictions are still in place, we have had to plan the delivery of your course in line with Scottish Government guidance. Your face to face experience of College will happen as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.

In the meantime, we have made some temporary adjustments to our course delivery plans for the start of the academic year which you can find by selecting your course type below.

These arrangements are under constant review as the guidance changes, so please look out for further updates and information between now and the start of your course. If you are unsure, please talk to your guidance teacher or get in touch with the schools team.

We are looking forward to meeting you all and have arranged a remote ‘meet and greet’ session with you on Friday 28th August if you are on a school-college course and Friday 4th September if you are studying a degree module.

In this session we will be explaining more about your start to college and what to expect. Your school will receive a time slot for you to attend and a link to join the meeting will be sent to you via email shortly.

Make sure you are ready for the start of your course by following steps 1-2-3.

I look forward to meeting you all then.

Best wishes,

Louise Martin-Theyers

Access and Progression Manager

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CHECK

Check your personal email for an IC Offer Email

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ENROL

Enrol online ASAP

Confirm your place

Access learning

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LEARN

Be ready to Learn -

access UHI myday

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Course Delivery

Once you have enrolled you will need to get ready to start your course by accessing our specially designed virtual learning environment (VLE) called Brightspace, which has a wide range of tools and resources to make remote learning engaging. We have created an induction to Brightspace to help you find your way around:

Brightspace Induction

August start courses: will attend an online 'meet and greet' session on Friday 28th August time slots and a meeting link will be sent shortly

September start courses: will attend an online 'meet and greet' session on Friday 4th September time slots and a meeting link will be sent shortly

Terms explained:

Remote = away from College

Blended = using a mixture of teaching methods including live video classes

Online = learning resources will be on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Brightspace for you to study in your own time. Lecturers will contact you via Brightspace and your College email.

 

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Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships

CourseStart
Business Skills - Year 1 28th August start (Induction & First Class) - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October
Business Skills - Year 2 Delay until October - Work based qualification supported by employer. Further information to be communicated
Children & Young People - Year 1 28th August start (Induction & First Class) - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October
Children & Young People - Year 2 Delay until October - Work based qualification supported by employer. Further information to be communicated
Civil Engineering - Year 1+2 28th August start (Induction & First Class) - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October
Creative & Digital - Year 1 28th August start (Induction & First Class) - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October
Engineering - Year 1 28th August start (Induction & First Class) - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October
Health & Social Care - Year 1 28th August start (Induction & First Class) - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October
Health & Social Care - Year 2 Delay until October - Work based qualification supported by employer. Further information to be communicated
IT Hardware Support - Year 1 August start - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October
IT Hardware Support - Year 2 Delay until October - Work based qualification supported by employer. Further information to be communicated
IT Software Development - Year 1 August start - remote blended delivery until a proposed return to college in October

 

 

We are delighted to welcome you on to your Foundation Apprenticeship programme and welcome back all those who are returning for their second year.  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain qualifications recognised by industry and develop skills that are valued by employers.  COVID-19 restrictions have presented many challenges however we continue to work with Skills Development Scotland and SQA to make the necessary adaptions to ensure your programme continues to provide an invaluable unique experience, fully supported by employers. 

Our programmes will start on the 28th August and we look forward to working with you!

Best wishes

Lorraine Andrews

Manager: Developing the Young Workforce

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Skills for Work

Skills for Work

CourseStartDelivery
Automotive Skills Delayed until October Induction to Follow
Construction Crafts Delayed until October Induction to Follow
Early Education & Childcare Level 4 Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended
Early Education & Childcare Level 4/5 (City Campus) Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 1st September Remote Blended
Hairdressing Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended
Rural Skills Delayed until October Induction to Follow
Rural Skills (Kingussie) Delayed until October Off Campus
Uniformed & Emergency Services Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended

 

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National Progression Award

National Progression Award

CourseStartDelivery
Cosmetology - Beauty Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended
Networks and Cyber Security Level 5 Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended
Professional Computer Fundamentals Level 6 Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended
Professional Cookery Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended
Rural Skills (Nairn) Delayed until October Off Campus
Sports Development Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended

 

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Nationals & Highers

Nationals & Highers

CourseStartDelivery
N5 Application of Maths (Gairloch) Contact School Online
NC Built Environment Sem 2 to be confirmed To be Confirmed
Higher Care (TUES) Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 1st September Remote Blended
Higher Childcare & Development (MON) Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 31st August Remote Blended
Higher Environmental Science Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 4th September Remote Blended
Nat5/Higher ESOL Induction: 28th August | 1st class: To be Confirmed Remote Blended
Higher Human Biology Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 2nd September Remote Blended
N4/5 Maths Induction: 28th August Online
Higher Psychology (City Campus) Induction: 28th August | 1st class: 1st September Remote Blended

 

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Other Courses

Other Courses

CourseStartDelivery
Activity Tourism Contact Guidance Teacher Remote via Google Classroom
Degree Modules September Online & Blended
VPP SVQ1 PEO Delayed until October, Induction to Follow To be Confirmed
Skillsbuilder for Schools Contact: Robyn.Kennedy.ic@uhi.ac.uk (Anticipated start at end of September) College (Special Health & Safety measure in place)

 

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