Home to the Hebrides (Online Virtual Classroom) College Certificate

What is special about this course?

Have you recently moved to the Outer Hebrides? Perhaps you are planning a visit in the near future, or maybe you even run a tourism-related business here. If so, we have got the perfect course for you to learn about everything that makes these islands so special.

Home to the Hebrides offers students an introduction to basic Gaelic, and to the history, literature and folklore of these islands, as well as an overview of life in the contemporary Outer Hebrides.

All course materials will be available online, and regular tutorial support is available to students, also wholly online. You can work through materials at your own pace, fitting it around your other commitments.

Entry requirements

No prior qualifications required - just an interest in the Outer Hebrides.

For more information, please see our leisure and short courses.

The course covers language, history, folklore, literature, and the contemporary life of the Outer Hebrides, all in an eight-week course.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Short course
  • Online
  • Leisure


How long will my course last?

8 Weeks

For more information, please see our leisure and short courses.

Where can I study my course?

    • Study from anywhere including your local campus or centre


Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course is an excellent way to learn about what makes the Outer Hebrides tick - ideal for visitors, new islanders, tourism and hospitality providers, and anyone who wants to improve their local knowledge and understanding.


Is there more information available online?

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Contact stornoway.nwh@uhi.ac.uk for more information or to apply

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North, West and Hebrides. UHI North, West and 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.