• All Industries
  • Industry
  • August
  • Start date
  • 17-29
  • Eligible Age Range

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Project SEARCH – Renfrewshire

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Glasgow Clyde College works in partnership with Renfrewshire Council to deliver this DFN Project SEARCH course. The course provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability skills to support young people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions to make successful transitions to working life.

Students will be given the opportunity to gain new qualifications, fine-tune their CV, strengthen their interview skills, and receive support to apply for and attend job interviews.

You will develop your employability skills at Renfrewshire Council where you will develop essential skills in a classroom setting that will help you gain employment, in subjects such as:

  • Team building
  • Workplace safety
  • Technology
  • Maintaining employment
  • Self-advocacy
  • Financial literacy
  • Health and wellness
  • Preparing for employment.

You will also participate in three, 10-week work placements in a variety of job roles within Renfrewshire Council and local partners. Work placements may include catering, housekeeping, administration, and environmental roles.

The experience and skills that you gain from both classroom (in-house and occasionally online) based activities and the work placements will improve your job marketability.

You will be supported throughout the course by a college lecturer, a job coach and council staff.

To ensure your learning is tailored to suit your own needs and employment goals, you will develop a Personal Learning and Support Plan which will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and help determine the type of job you are good at.

The course will run from August to June, five days a week, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

You can apply for financial help in the form of a bursary.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • You are between the ages of 17 and 29 years old
  • Have a Learning Disability or Autism
  • Have a Renfrewshire postcode
  • You can provide evidence of your ability to work at SCQF Level 3 (Access 3) in all subject areas
  • You are an independent traveller or have your own travel arrangements
  • Wants to work for 16 hours (or more) per week
  • Can commit to 5 days per week, from 8:30 to 3:30 each day

Where you'll be

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  • Address Renfrewshire Council, Cotton Street, Paisley, UK
  • City Paisley
  • Post Code PA3 9UU
  • Country United Kingdom

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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.

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Updated on February 20, 2024 at 4:18 pm
  • Industry: All Industries
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 17-29
  • Qualification Gained: Employability Qualifications
  • Course Length: August - June
  • Course Capacity: 12
  • Eligible Groups: Still in Education, Not in Full Time Education, Disabled Person, Care Experienced, LGBT+, BME Groups, Health Conditions
  • Attendance Pattern: Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 15:30
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: Renfrewshire
  • Start date: August

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