Learning and Working

What is special about this course?

This course offers you the opportunity to improve your chances of employment and to pick up new skills in practical contexts. You will learn some of the skills required to run a business as well as spending plenty of time outdoors.

Extra Support is available from lecturers and Course leader.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements – please contact us to discuss whether the course is suitable for you.

Course activities include: poultry keeping, candle making, construction, gardening: growing plants and vegetables and working on the business side of running a company. You will also complete a level of the John Muir Award.

You will be part of our award winning Community Interest Company. You learn how we run the business and have the opportunity to get involved yourself.


We will provide you with wellies and a hi-viz jacket.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

The course is delivered face to face with some classroom based work. The majority of this course will be spent outdoors.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)


Please contact leadmissions@uhi.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study opportunities

The course enables successful students to gain qualifications to progress onto Access to College Level 3.

Career opportunities

The course could enable successful students to develop skills for employment.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Learning and Working

Please contact our Admin team for further information on:

01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides 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.