Welcome to hi-hope.org

This is an online resource listing what's out there for young people leaving school in the Highlands. It is aimed at the 14+ to 24 age group. It will also be of relevance to anyone who supports young people at this stage in their life. This resource is in four sections:

Directory

The directory is sub-divided into six categories containing information about choices, opportunities and services available in Highland and beyond, to support transition for all young people from school into adulthood.

An easy read section is included to enable understanding and to promote discussion of the content of the Directory for young people with additional support needs.

Learning Choices

Learning Choices has five categories to enable research of opportunities whether you are staying on at school post 16 or considering opportunities such as further education, higher education, training, volunteering or employment.

It also contains information about other topics that could help you.

Skills Spotlight

Skills Spotlight has been developed to highlight training opportunities relating to employability skills. It will help you to consider your options at the point of leaving school, and beyond, up to the age of 24. Skills Spotlight will help you to research what is available in your area and to plan for further learning or eventual employment.

All opportunities are categorised by age, Stages 1 to 5 on the skills spotlight, skills on offer and area. You can also:

  • Take the self-assessment quiz to help you decide which level is best for you
  • Read each stage description, then select the best level for you
  • Go directly into the stage and select your area to find out what is available
  • Choose opportunities by the skills on offer

Noticeboard

This section is updated on a daily basis and offers information about jobs for young people, volunteering opportunities, events, updates, courses and news items. It also lists wider training opportunities and has a calendar of events.

Search

Searches can be conducted by topic, area or A-Z. A search box for key words appears at the top of each page.

All entries can be saved as a PDF document to a personal folder.

hi-hope.org is compatible with any device with internet access.


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Qualifications you can achieve at school

New qualifications have been developed to support Curriculum for Excellence, which introduced a new way of learning to schools and Colleges in 2010. Most schools in Highland offer a range of qualifications and subjects to suit individual needs, such as: National 1 and National 2 -  previously Access 1 and Access 2 National 3… read more…

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Thinking about a gap year?

A gap year is a period of time (not necessarily a year) when students take time off to do something other than study – such as travel, volunteering or work. Most students take the year after secondary school and before going to university, although some students take a gap year… read more…

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Barnardo’s Works - Stage 1

What do we offer at Stage 1? Barnardo’s Works run Activity Agreements which are focused around your needs.  Barnardo’s Works offer a mix of one to one mentoring, personal development and confidence building.  You can also access Driving Theory Practice Drop In Sessions and receive… read more…

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Highland One Stop Shop - December 2017

The Highland One Stop Shop (HOSS) is a service for adults aged 16 and over with Autism who live in the Highlands. The Highland One Stop Shop provides free social groups and activities, scheduled drop in times, and 1-1 appointments for advice and support on a range of issues. You can… read more…
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Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.