People choose to study with us for all sorts of reasons: to gain qualifications; improve skills; gain employment; or for personal and professional development.
Many pupils leave school and go on to study prior to entering employment. Studying at college helps them to acquire the knowledge,skills and qualifications necessary to enter the world of work. Many school leavers regard studying at a college as being a preparation for the rest of their life - a sort of investment in their future. College courses are mostly composed of units tailored to the needs of particular employment sectors or to individual student needs. Many courses have periods of real work experience or are delivered in realistic work environments.
Do you have the skills employers are looking for?
A period of study at college can help you to further develop the skills you acquired at school and also to develop a range of additional skills so that when you leave college to try and enter the 21st century world of work you do so with a portfolio of skills which match as closely as possible the skills employers are looking for
- People Skills
- Leadership - taking responsibility and getting things done
- Teamworking - working well with colleagues and being able to listen
- Interpersonal Skills - being good with people from a wide range of backgrounds and able to get your ideas over easily
- Self-reliance skills
- Self-awareness - feeling confident about yourself and what you can do
- Resourcefulness - having drive, using your initiative and planning ahead
- Networking Skills - being good at linking up with other people so you can help each other
- General skills
- Problem Solving - being practical and quick witted so that you get results
- Commitment - being dependable, trustworthy and putting everything into your work
- Flexibility - being adaptable and willing to do lots of different work
- Specialist skills
- IT Skills - basic IT skills are needed for almost every job these days
- Technical Skills - having knowledge of real work areas eg. engineering, hospitality, care, hairdressing, beauty therapy
Gaining new skills for life and work
Gaining new skills for life and work
You might be looking to build on existing skills or achieve a specific qualification that will allow you to convert a hobby into a career? We are confident that within our portfolio of courses, there will be something that meets your needs. We aim to be as flexible as possible in our course delivery, offering options to study full or part time, evening, short courses or by open learning so we hope you will be able to fit your studies around other commitments.
Perhaps you are already working and are keen to develop your professional skills? We have something for you too. We can provide customised training programmes and offer a range of short courses to meet the needs of industry.
We are also committed to helping unemployed people to return to work and offer a number of initiatives including 'Employability Fund' and 'Work Preparation Courses'. Please get in touch with us to find out more.
Our Flexible Learning Options
We have adopted a very flexible approach to learning, appreciating that people's lives are busy and you might need to fit your studies around other commitments.
You will find that we offer a number of courses on a part-time basis, including evening classes and online learning. We also have short courses including first aid and CPD opportunities that can be studied while in employment.
Courses at UHI Moray are delivered in a variety of different ways. Depending on your course, you will either study:
All classes take place face-to-face on campus.
Students study through a combination of face-to-face classes on campus and remote learning, where some lectures and other sessions are timetabled remotely via our virtual learning environment and video conferencing.
You will access all learning via your computer or device. Lectures and other sessions are timetabled and you will attend these remotely via our virtual learning environment and video conferencing.
You will access all your learning via your computer or device. Learning materials are posted online and you work through them in your own time, communicating with each other and your lecturer via discussions boards, forums and email.
As you can see, if you want to learn we make it our mission to help you. Your educational experience is at the heart of everything we do.