Short online modules

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You can study a range of short online modules to help prepare you for employment or further study.

  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Duration: 5 hours a week over 2 weeks per module
  • Cost: Free
  • Course delivery: You will complete the modules in your own time with virtual support sessions with lecturer  
  • How to apply: You can apply for as many modules as you require, click on the course module below to apply

For more info on any of the course modules below please email: Lyndsey.Gould.Moray@uhi.ac.uk

Employment Opportunities: enhancing your personal statement and writing skills content

Employment Opportunities: enhancing your personal statement and writing skills

Employment Opportunities: enhancing your personal statement and writing skills

This course is designed to help you with practical information about how to complete personal statements for both university and to accompany your CV.

Course content includes:

  • Exploring soft skills and desirable skills such as communication, teamwork and adaptability
  • Investigating specific statement examples to discuss in detail
  • The opportunity to write your own personal statement

Digital Badges will be awarded every time you complete a task or contribute to a discussion, and you will earn a Certificate on successful completion.

Course code: MOCCCSE010

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Employment Opportunities: finding jobs online content

Employment Opportunities: finding jobs online

Employment Opportunities: finding jobs online

This course is designed to help you search for the perfect job post.

Course content includes:

  • Registering with agencies
  • Uploading your CV
  • Networking and elevator pitches
  • LinkedIn
  • Headhunting the perfect candidate

You will work through a series of quizzes, assignments and discussions to earn Digital Badges throughout the course. You will also receive a Certificate upon successful completion.

Course code: MOCCCSE020

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Employment Opportunities: completing online applications and learning online interview skills content

Employment Opportunities: completing online applications and learning online interview skills

Employment Opportunities: completing online applications and learning online interview skills

This course is designed to help you with your online job applications and interviews.

Course content includes:

  • how to best construct your CV
  • write a cover letter
  • complete application forms
  • look at Internships
  • how to behave at an interview
  • how to accept a post or withdraw from the process

You will complete quizzes, watch videos, contribute to discussions and take information from external links.  You will earn Digital Badges and gain a Certificate of successful completion.

Course code: MOCCCSE040

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Employment Opportunities: personal development content

Employment Opportunities: personal development

Employment Opportunities: personal development

This course is designed to help you with your personal development.

Course content includes:

  • Recognising the types of stresses in your life and strategies for dealing with them
  • The benefits and skills you can gain from work experience

You will complete quizzes, watch videos, complete creative tasks and contribute to discussions.  You will earn Digital Badges and gain a Certificate of successful completion.

Course code: MOCCCSE030

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Online Learning: accessing the virtual learning environment content

Online Learning: accessing the virtual learning environment

Online Learning: accessing the virtual learning environment

This course is designed to get you used to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) before you begin your studies at Moray College UHI. It will show you the best ways to access it and how to deal with any issues that may arise.

Course content includes:

  • Accessing and using Brightspace
  • Accessing and using Webex
  • How to change settings in both programmes
  • Where to access help if you need it

This course will be assessed with a quiz at the end of each week.

Course code: MOCCCSOL10

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Online Learning: collaborating with your peers content

Online Learning: collaborating with your peers

Online Learning: collaborating with your peers

This course is designed to help you collaborate with your peers using various methods.

Course content includes:

  • How to use Microsoft Teams Chat feature to collaborate with your peers
  • How to access chat within the VLE as well as other methods including discussion and breakout rooms
  • How to use netiquette

This course will be assessed with a quiz at the end of each week.

Course code: MOCCCSOL40

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Online Learning: getting started online content

Online Learning: getting started online

Online Learning: getting started online

This course will introduce you to the college and show you how to access any help or information that you may need.

Course content includes:

  • Information normally given during the induction week
  • Microsoft Teams Chat feature
  • Using the Chat feature in a virtual classroom
  • Using breakout rooms in a virtual classroom and using discussions on our virtual learning platform
  • How to use netiquette

This course will be assessed with a quiz at the end of each week.

Course code: MOCCCSOL20

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Online Learning: IT skills online content

Online Learning: IT skills online

Online Learning: IT skills online

This course aims to shows you IT skills that will help you with your studies. These include using email and the internet, working with files and folders as well as some IT security information.

Course content includes:

  • Accessing and using college email
  • Accessing and using college file storage
  • Basic IT theory

This course will be assessed with a quiz at the end of each week.

Course code: MOCCCSOL30

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Using Technology: online meeting tools and etiquette content

Using Technology: online meeting tools and etiquette

Using Technology: online meeting tools and etiquette

You will learn how to use video conferencing software to effectively participate in online meetings. You will also explore what is appropriate behaviour during a video conference through case studies, and practice setting-up a one-to-one 10-minute meeting with your lecturer.

Course content includes:

  • Why do we need work meetings: online and face-to-face?
  • How do you set-up an online meeting?
  • Online meeting etiquette
  • Investigating case studies of dodgy behaviour
  • Scheduling an online meeting

The course will be assessed by three quizzes on video and article content, four discussion board contributions and one practical task to set-up a meeting with your lecturer.

Course code: MOCCCSUT10

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam (or a smartphone but the student experience will not be as high quality)

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Using Technology: promoting an enterprise or business online content

Using Technology: promoting an enterprise or business online

Using Technology: promoting an enterprise or business online

You will learn about the wide range of exciting online tools you can use to successfully promote a business or enterprise online.

Course content includes:

  • Understanding the power of a USP (unique selling point)
  • Explore what is a minimum viable product and why it matters
  • The importance of market research
  • Identify social media tools on Facebook and Instagram for promoting an enterprise or business
  • Learn from the experiences of different entrepreneurs in the Highlands and across the world to identify the keys to their success

The course will be assessed by eight quizzes checking your understanding of the content of various videos, articles and graphs, one discussion board contribution and one assignment submission.

Course code: MOCCCSUT20

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Using Technology: staying legal and safe online content

Using Technology: staying legal and safe online

Using Technology: staying legal and safe online

You will learn about how to protect yourself online from the likes of phishing emails, retail data hacks and identity theft.  You will learn how criminals use social engineering to trick individuals into disclosing personal data. You will also explore our current Data Protection laws and how legitimate companies are regulated in their processing of our private information.

Course content includes:

  • An introduction to GDPR and why it matters
  • Data Protection: key points
  • Staying safe online: spotting scams
  • How can I protect myself online?
  • How can I spot “deepfakes” and disinformation online?

The course will be assessed by five quizzes on video and article content, one discussion board contribution and one assignment submission.

Course code: MOCCCSUT40

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk 

Using Technology: speaking online and face to face content

Using Technology: speaking online and face to face

Using Technology: speaking online and face to face

You will learn how to improve one of the most important skills in employment and life: the ability to speak confidently, clearly and fluently online or face-to-face. You will explore why and how powerful speakers use attention-grabbing introductions, effective structures, strong conclusions and much more to communicate successfully with their audience.  This will lead to you preparing and recording your own narrated, “talking head” PowerPoint video.

Course content includes:

  • How to research, plan and prepare your talk
  • How to handle questions and prepare your PowerPoint presentation
  • Studying a professional speaker and identifying best practice
  • How to record a narrated “talking head” PowerPoint
  • How to upload and share your talk

The course will be assessed by three quizzes on video and article content, one discussion board contribution and one narrated PowerPoint uploaded to the College secure Virtual Learning Environment.

Course code: MOCCCSUT30

Level: SCQF Level 4

Equipment required: Laptop or computer or tablet, microphone and webcam

Apply now: Complete a Moray College UHI Postal Booking Form and email to Admissions.Moray@uhi.ac.uk