Highland Employability Project

What can the project offer me or someone I am working with?

The Highland Employability project enables adults over 16, resident in Highland, who identify as disabled, experiencing exclusion or a carer, to learn.  This project is focused on people who are unemployed or who are economically inactive.  We can support learners one to one, often in their own homes.  We also offer support to small groups at local accessible community venues.  Our services are person centred and confidential.

Our work is focused on supporting people to improve the skills they need to reduce exclusion so that they will be able to actively move to the next stage in their journey to gaining employment or undertaking further learning including college/university courses.  We work towards these outcomes by:

  • Building up confidence
  • Developing core skills and enhance digital skills
  • Exploring Community Action Leadership
  • Studying for the Adult digital skills

We can also support our learners to achieve a range of qualifications including but not limited to:

Adult Achievement Awards –  SCQF levels 3, 4 and 6, where learners and volunteers can gain accreditation for learning undertaken in the community, work, home, college and in volunteering programmes. 

Getting Digital – support for people to develop the five basic digital skills, such as getting online, safety, digital agility, inclusion and enhanced connectedness.

Community Action and Leadership Award – SCQF levels 3 and 5. A group-based personal development, confidence building and active citizenship course exclusive to Lead Scotland.

How do I refer myself, a family member or someone I am working with?

You can contact Heather our local Learning Coordinator on 07741 902 566 or email hgordon@lead.org.uk with your details. 

How can I volunteer to support this project?

We are always looking for more volunteers to support our projects. We have a range of roles that can suit your available time and experience. We can provide training, out of pocket expenses and opportunities to our volunteers which are as fulfilling as they are rewarding. Please email Gail at gphillips@lead.org.uk  for an informal chat and a starter pack. For more information please see our volunteering page.

Lead Scotland’s Highland project gratefully recieves funding from the National Third Sector Fund (ESF) via Skills Development Scotland.

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