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Sustainable development short courses

Western Isles community

Continuing Professional Development Awards

Understanding the principles of how to sustain our communities is vitally important.  Study short CPD courses online to contribute to their future!

Graduates, rural and urban community activists and practioners and professionals with a role in implementing sustainable development in our communities.

  • gain a unique and up-to-date short course qualification, online from home over a period of 18 months
  • access the latest thinking and approaches to sustainable development
  • develop key scientific knowledge and policy skills.


Sustainable Development Award (3X 15 SCOTCAT credits)


Social & Community Development Award (3X 15 SCOTCAT credits)

  • 1 - Introduction to Sustainable Development Or Empowering Communities
  • 2 - Local Economic Development Or Rural & Community Leadership
  • 3 - Social Enterprise and the Big Society Or Engaging with External Agencies


Regional Resource Management Award (3X 15 SCOTCAT credits)

  • 1 - Climate, Land and People Or Environmental Conservation
  • 2 - Introduction to GIS Or Planning: Theory and Practice
  • 3 - Sustainable Tourism & the Environment Or Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


Sustainability in Mountains Award (3X 15 SCOTCAT credits)

  • 1 - Economics of Mountain Regions
  • 2 - Environmental Issues in Mountain Region
  • 3 - Society and Culture in Mountain Regions

Starting dates:

Semester 1 - starts September
Semester 2 - starts January

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