The new academic year begins at Lews Castle College UHI on 3rd September, and there are still a number of spaces available on business courses for anyone interested in developing their administration and IT skills. From qualifications that will help students build on an already-established admin career, to short courses that offer instruction for general computer skills, Lews Castle College in Stornoway offers a variety of flexible options.

There are still spaces available on the following courses, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis, and range from National Certificate (NC) level to HNC/D. Some may also be available to study on a flexible distance-learning basis.

NQ Business Administration with IT

Professional Development Award (PDA) in Information Technology in Business

PDA in Office Administration

PDA in Office Management and IT

PDA in Medical Administration

HNC Administration and IT

HND Administration and IT

The British Computer Society (BCS) Certification is also available to study from beginner to advanced levels, in subjects such as Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, IT Security, IT Fundamentals, and internet and email use.

Location is no longer a barrier to learning more about the Gaelic-speaking Highlands and Islands of Scotland. From September 2018, UHI is offering international delivery of a selection of modules from the BA (Hons) Gaelic Scotland programme, for which Lews Castle College is the lead partner.

These include History modules on The Gaelic World, as well as Traditional Culture modules such as Gaelic Story and Song, Folklore, Traditional Culture, and Traditional Culture in the 21st Century.

Each of these modules is delivered wholly online, with online chat tutorials. Cost per module is £1020 GBP. For more information, contact Dr. Anne Frater, Programme Leader, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..