Employability Fund

What is special about this course?

This national training programme, which is sponsored by Skills Development Scotland, has been developed to help young people make a successful transition into the labour market.

The programme involves all aspects of job search and includes work experience with local employers. Participants on the course are paid a Training Allowance of £55 per week, which is linked to attendance.

Entry requirements

There no academic entry requirements. Any young person aged between 16 and 24, not at school, college, employed or in training can join the programme. All participants must be referred by Skills Development Scotland, Department of Work and Pensions (Jobcentre), OIC or Orkney College UHI.

Job search includes

  • Employability Award.
  • Job Search.
  • Recognising Skill.
  • Compiling a CV.
  • Writing Letters of Application.
  • Successful Application Processes.
  • Interviews Techniques.
  • Weekly updated local vacancy lists.
  • Work Experience.

The programme can also include

Certificated Short Courses that Include;

  • Health and Safety Awareness PPE.
  • Manual Handling.
  • First Aid.
  • Food Hygiene.
  • Sea Survival.
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will study by way of class-room style learning for the first week followed by work placements with local businesses that suit your individual needs.


How long will my course last?


The course is set at 10 weeks but has the option of being extended depending on individual circumstances.


Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    There are up to ten staggered intakes each year running from April to March.

    Fees

    Further education tuition fees

    Full time

    If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

    Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

    Part time

    Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

    If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Progression

    Participants can progress into employment, apprenticeship or further education.

    Career Opportunities

    This course supports access to further training and employment.

    Is there more information available online?

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    You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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    Employability Fund

    What is special about this course?

    This national training programme, which is sponsored by Skills Development Scotland, has been developed to help young people make a successful transition into the labour market.

    The programme involves all aspects of job search and includes work experience with local employers. Participants on the course are paid a Training Allowance of £55 per week, which is linked to attendance.

    Entry requirements

    There no academic entry requirements.The Employability Fund is available to all ages with the main target group being’ any young person aged between 16 and 24, not at school, college, employed or in training can join the programme. All participants must be referred by Skills Development Scotland, Department of Work and Pensions (Jobcentre), OIC or Orkney College UHI.

    Job search includes

    • Employability Award.
    • Job Search.
    • Recognising Skill.
    • Compiling a CV.
    • Writing Letters of Application.
    • Successful Application Processes.
    • Interviews Techniques.
    • Weekly updated local vacancy lists.
    • Work Experience.

    The programme can also include

    Certificated Short Courses that Include;

    • Health and Safety Awareness PPE.
    • Manual Handling.
    • First Aid.
    • Food Hygiene.
    • Sea Survival.
    • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

    How will I study my course?

    • Full Time

    You will study by way of class-room style learning for the first week followed by work placements with local businesses that suit your individual needs.


    How long will my course last?


    The course is set at 10 weeks but has the option of being extended depending on individual circumstances.


    Where can I study my course?

      Start date

      There are up to ten staggered intakes each year running from April to March.

      Fees

      Further education tuition fees

      Full time

      If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

      Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

      Part time

      Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

      If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila

      What can I do on completion of my course?

      Progression

      Participants can progress into employment, apprenticeship or further education.

      Career Opportunities

      This course supports access to further training and employment.

      Is there more information available online?

      QR Code - scan to visit course page

      You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

      To apply for this course, please contact Iain Wilkie on (01856) 569500 or e-mail Iain.Wilkie@uhi.ac.uk

      We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

      Search again