Launchpad

"Launchpad" is part-time, activity-based, lasts for up to 6 weeks and offers young people aged 15 years plus the chance to take part in fun, community-based activities designed to help them to try something new, meet new people and to start to think about participation in personal development training designed to support them on the path towards employment. Please see information for Referral Agencies and Individuals below.

Launchpad is part-funded by the European Social Fund. 

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Accelerate

"Accelerate" is part-time, lasts for up to 8 weeks and offers young people aged 15 years plus the chance to undertake a series of personal, community and learning challenges. all activity and project based, designed to broaden horizons, improve motivation, confidence and self-esteem, promote participation in flexible training and help young people to start to identify and understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Referrals can be made by partner agencies, individuals, Schools, Social Work and Skills Development Scotland. Please see information for Referral Agencies and Individuals below.

Accelerate is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

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Challenge Life

The ‘Challenge Life” Programme offers an intensive challenge-based start to Training. Over 4 weeks groups of young people, plan and prepare for a 2 week outdoor education challenge programme included within this period, having identified the personal goals they wish to achieve as a result of this. Activities include a 3 day residential on a deserted island, camp or hillside bothy and 2 week's worth of activities including high wire assault courses, canoeing, cliff-jumping, gorge-walking, survival skills etc. Referral for this standalone Programme can be made by Skills Development Scotland but elements of the Programme are also included in Launchpad and Accelerate as well as EF Stage 2. Please see information for Referral Agencies and Individuals below.

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Dazzle

The Dazzle Course is offered over 3 weeks, with two weeks intensive personal presentation and personal confidence support. All young people have their photos taken at the beginning and then spend 2 weeks planning a fashion show with invited guests in which they will appear, followed by a professional photoshoot and compilation of individual portfolios. This element of the Project is designed to promote improved self-confidence and self-awareness. Project activities include, alternative therapies, introduction to make-up and hair, dance and fitness, lifestyle and diet, seeing yourself as others see you, first impressions, budgeting for leisure, fashion and work clothes. Referral for this standalone Programme can be made by Skills Development Scotland but elements of the Programme are also included in Launchpad, Lift Off and Accelerate as well as EF Stage 2 and 3. Please see information for Referral Agencies and Individuals below.

Accelerate and Dazzle

"Accelerate and Dazzle" is part time, lasts for up to 6 weeks and offers young people aged 16 years plus, the chance to undertake a series of personal, community and learning challenges. All activity and project based, designed to broaden horizons, improve motivation, confidence and self-esteem, promote participation in flexible training and help young people to start to identify and understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Project activities include, introduction to make-up and hair, dance and fitness, lifestyle and diet, seeing yourself as others see you, first impressions, budgeting for leisure, fashion and work clothes.

Referrals can be made by partner agencies, individuals, Schools, Social Work and Skills Development Scotland. Please see information for Referral Agencies and Individuals below.

Accelerate is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

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Employability Fund Stage 2

Employability Fund Stage 2 offers individual Personal and Core Skill support to young people with identified barriers to participation in mainstream Training, Education and Employment options. The majority of participants in this Programme will be referred by Skills Development Scotland. Please see information for Referral Agencies and Individuals below.

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Employability Fund Stage 4

Employability Fund Stage 4 offers vocationally-specific support to enter targeted occupations or Employers eg: Hospitality, Childcare, Customer Service although this list is not exhaustive. This Programme has fixed recruitment dates and is offered in partnership with key Employers.The majority of Referrals to Employability Fund Stage 4 will come from Skills Development Scotland. Please see information for Referral Agencies and Individuals below.

LAUNCHPAD INFO PAGE

Information for Referral Agencies

ACCELERATE INFO PAGE

Information for Referral Agencies

CHALLENGE LIFE

Information for Referral Agencies

DAZZLE

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ACCELERATE AND DAZZLE INFO PAGE

Information for Referral Agencies

EMPLOYABILITY FUND STAGE 2

Information for Referral Agencies

EMPLOYABILITY FUND STAGE 4

Information for Referral Agencies