Latest news

Study for your dream job while you work

Arty picture of young woman drinking coffee.Last call - apply by 5pm Friday 11 March 2016

Do you want to develop your interest in writing, photography and the internet into professional skills and a qualification that is valued by employers?

We are offering a unique opportunity to gain the National Certificate in Creative Industries at SCQF Level 5 for workers in the Highlands and Islands.

The course is sponsored by Scottish Union Learning and will be delivered by Inverness College UHI. The course is free to both union members and young workers not currently in a union and you can fit your study around your current job while finding your creative strengths that will support you in moving forward in your chosen career.

Over 12 units this part-time online course will help you build your skills to research, create and edit local news content for the web and social media and provide insights into creative career options. The online learning will be supplemented by workshops in Inverness with industry experts from the NUJ (National Union of Journalists), BECTU (the entertainment union) and others.

Entry to the course will be by application form and interview. We want to hear from you if:

  • You are a young worker not in school or full-time study
  • You are an enthusiastic user of social media, using your smartphone or tablet to create written and visual content
  • You are already working in a creative role and want to broaden your skills/gain a qualification; OR you aspire to a creative career and need entry-level industry skills or a stepping stone to further study in the creative sector
  • You have a minimum of Core Skills in Communications at Level 4 or English at Intermediate 1 or NC Level 4
  • You are 100% committed to completing this 18-month course to support your career in the Creative Industries

To apply, complete the Inverness College UHI application form and email it to or post to Eleanor Adam, Development Officer at the address below by 5pm Friday 11 March 2016. Please include your age and employment details. Shortlisted applicants will have a short interview in person or by Skype. Contact Eleanor with any enquiries on 01463 248905 or 07876 260412.

You can find the full course description, a flyer and the application form in the "Related Resources" box on this page.