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Shetland College UHI Marks Pass Rate Success

by Alastair Hamilton -

New figures show that Shetland College has performed better than the regional and national average in terms of student attainment.

The Scottish Funding Council has, for the first time, published performance indicators for further education (FE) courses at a regional level, as well as for each college across Scotland. Shetland College is one of the nine further education regional colleges which sit within the University of the Highlands and Islands.

The statistics for Shetland College show that 71.7% of full-time FE students completed their overall programmes, 5.6% more than in the region as a whole. 92.0% of part-time FE students completed their overall programmes, placing Shetland College 12.5% ahead of others in the region. The figures also indicated that, on longer courses, the Shetland students were a little older than average and much more likely to be female.

Peter Campbell, Chair of the College Board: “I am pleased at the high attainment rate for both full time and part time students at Shetland College. The most popular courses continue to be in Health and Care, where Further Education courses are also linked to a range of Higher Education courses, such as HNCs and degrees, across the UHI network. These new performance indicators are obviously helpful for us to see how Shetland College compares with other parts of the UHI network and we'll continue to strive to maintain these figures.”

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