Open Learning


Information Technology Courses



If you study on a part-time basis you may be expected to pay your course fees.  However, if you are receiving certain benefits or have a low income, you may be entitled to study on a part-time basis and have your tuition fees waived.  Some courses at Orkney College UHI are not covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee-Waiver.  You must be in receipt of benefit on the date your course commences.  Help may also be available to assist in paying childcare costs from the FE Childcare Funds.  This fund is for childcare only and the childcare must be registered.  It may be possible to use funding from an Individual Training Account (ITA) to pay for or contribute towards course fees.  For more information visit


Information Technology Courses

  • IT for beginners


  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  1. Security for IT users
  2. IT user Fundamentals
  3. Word Processing
  4. Spreadsheets
  5. Database software
  6. Presentation software
  7. Using Email and the Internet


    • Advanced ECDL
    1. Word
    2. Spreadsheets
    3. Databases
    4. Presentations


    • PC Passport
    1. Internet & Online Communications
    2. Word Processing & Presentations
    3. Spreadsheets & Databases
    4. IT Systems


      For more information please contact Open Learning on telephone (01856) 569000 or email