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Employability programmes work a little differently from other courses, especially when it comes to eligibility. For example, someone from Glasgow wouldn't be eligible for a programme taking place in North Ayrshire, and vice versa. Check the Postcode Eligibility tab in the Things to Know section to make sure this programme is open to you.


  • Employability Support
  • Industry
  • Ongoing
  • Start Date
  • 16+
  • Eligible Age Range

About this programme

Fair Start Scotland is the Scottish Government’s employability support service. It is a voluntary service to help unemployed people who want to work, including those with complex issues, find suitable, sustainable, fair work through a person-centred and tailored support approach.

We tailor our services to meet individual needs and circumstances, with a variety of interventions delivered to meet those needs. We recognise that some people need support and guidance to find the right job, but others can benefit from our wider services around health and wellbeing, budgeting, and skills development.

Customers will benefit from:

  • 12-month pre-employment support and 12-month in-work support
  • One-to-one adviser advice and guidance
  • Person-centred support
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Tailored action plan and tasks to help you meet your goals
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Group and one-to-one workshops
  • Better Off Calculations
  • Signposting and support from specialist organisations
  • Access to over 5,000 resources on our online career portal – the Fedcap Hub. Watch the demo.


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Where you'll be

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  • Address 10 Queensberry Street, Dumfries, UK
  • City Dumfries
  • Post Code DG1 1EX
  • Country United Kingdom

Things to know

Updated on January 25, 2023 at 12:54 pm
  • Industry: Employability Support
  • Programme Type: One-to-One Support
  • Eligible Age Range: 16+
  • Course Length: 52 Weeks
  • Start Date: Ongoing
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Disabled Person, Lone Parent, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Refugee, Ex-Offender, LGBT+, BME Groups, Substance Misuse, Health Conditions, Long Term Unemployment
  • Attendance Pattern: Weekly
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: Dumfries and Galloway

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