We deliver a range of training programmes as part of the Employability Fund that aim to help you get into employment, further education or a Modern Apprenticeship. These courses are funded by Skills Development Scotland with no cost to you, and will not affect any benefits you currently receive. We currently offer FREE courses in Adult Care, Childcare, and Social Services sectors.

If you are ready to start your career give us a call on
0141 221 6249

 
 Learn new skills, interview techniques, and get sqa qualifications

Learn

Spend your first weeks of the course learning new skills, meeting new people and gaining SQA qualifications. You can expect to work on confidence building, interview techniques, and preparing your CV. Find out more here.

 go on a work placement and get real experience, up-to-date references and put what you have learned into practice

Work

The second half of the course will be carried out as a work placement. You will get to choose where you want to work, and we will support you throughout your time. It gives you invaluable experience and insight to the real workplace.

 progress on to a job after completing the course

Progress

After the course you will have achieved your SQA qualifications and carried out your placement. You will now have an up-to-date CV, and good references which will help you progress into a job, further education or a
Modern Apprenticeship.

 
 
 

Our next course will be

January 2019

This course is aimed at those aged 16+ who are currently unemployed, and interested in starting a career in Childcare, Adult Care or Social Services sectors.

 
 
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FAQs

How much do I get paid?

If you are aged 16-17 you will receive a training allowance of £55 per week. If you are 18+ your Univeral Credit or Job Seeker's Allowance will not be affected. In addition to this you will be reimbursed for any money you spend on travel each week. 

Will I get a qualifcation?

All learners will take part in SQA qualifications at level SCQF 4 or above. These will be chosen by you depending on what you want to achieve. Some examples are the Certificate of Work Readiness, and Employability Awards.

Where does the course take place?

Training will take place at our office which is in Glasgow City Centre. We are at 127 St Vincent Street Glasgow, G2 5JF just a few minutes walk from Glasgow Central Station and Queen Street Station.

What can I expect on the course?

Click here to find out.


 

What courses can I take part in?

We have strong links within the Care sector, including Childcare and Adultcare. We also have courses available for people interested in Retail and Hospitality. The course is flexible and if you are interested in another career we will do our best to accommodate this.

How long is the course?

The course runs for 8 weeks, however this is flexible and can sometimes be extended up to 12 weeks to provide you sufficient time to successfully achieve a qualification and move on.
 

What do I need to get onto the course?

There are no formal entry requirements, however you must show an interest and be eager to work. You must also live in the Glasgow area, and be unemployed.

How do I apply?

You can be referred on to the course through your Careers Adviser at Skills Development Scotland, or your Work Coach at the Job Centre. If you are unsure please call us on 0141 221 6249 and we can discuss your options.

 

See what our previous learners have achieved