Who we are


We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

Inverness College UHI is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry, and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. Inverness College UHI has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site.

Inverness College UHI is currently one of the best performing colleges in Scotland, having been rated as ‘excellent’ and ‘very good’ by Education Scotland (2017/18 Evaluative Report and Enhancement Plan). The ratings take into account outcomes for students, the quality of provision and services, strength and leadership, and
approach to improvements. Success rates on full-time further education programmes stood at 71 per cent (full-time) in 2017/18, making them amongst the best in the country, performing well above the sector average of 66 per cent (full-time).