West Highland College UHI - Stage 3 download pdf

West Highland College UHI - Stage 3

What do we offer at Stage 3?

A ‘roll on roll off’ College based learning programme which is tailored to your needs and aspirations. The programme offers a mix of vocational and academic learning.  At Stage 3 you may already have many of the skills and qualifications to move into work – but often you might not have any evidence of work experience to offer potential Employers.  The work placement aspect of this Stage is of particular importance and is expected to be introduced at an early stage.

Who can apply?

This programme is suitable for anyone who is aged 16+ and is not in education, training or employment, but is needing some work experience.
The programme is offered at the College in both Fort William and Portree.

What can you achieve?

As part of the course you could achieve the SQA Employability Award for Employability Fund Stage 3 Clients includes the following units:
  • Work Experience
  • Developing Skills for Employment
Plus a selection of the following units: Principles of Money; PC Passport: Introduction to the Internet and Online Communications, Word; Skills for Customer Care and any other vocational unit offered by the college which is appropriate to the needs of the individual and available at the time of need.
The Employability Group Award provides 18 – 34 SCQF credit points.

Can I get a training allowance?

You may be eligible to receive a weekly training allowance of £55 or an amount equal to your benefit allowance if you are registered with the Job Centre.

Who do I contact to find out more?

If you are aged 16 or 17 you can speak to your local Skills Development Scotland Office for further information or if you are registered with the Job Centre, speak to your Job Centre Advisor, or contact the College directly - details below.

Fort William:
Nigel Patterson – Employment and Development Advisor
West Highland College - UHI, Fort William Campus, Carmichael Way, Fort William, PH33 6FF
Tel: 01397 874241 or 07876501376
nigel.patterson.whc@uhi.ac.uk
 
Portree:
Lesley Hellon - Employment and Development Advisor
West Highland College, UHI, Portree Campus, Struan Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EG
Tel. 01397 87500 or 01478 611310
lesley.hellon.whc@uhi.ac.uk
 
Ewan MacKinnon – Employment and Development Advisor
West Highland College, UHI, Portree Campus, Struan Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EG
Tel. 01397 87500 or 01478 611310
Ewan.mackinnon.whc@uhi.ac.uk

Further information and contact details

Street Address: West Highland College, UHI, Fort William Campus, Carmichael Way, Fort William , PH33 6FF

Telephone: 01397 874000

Email: info.whc@uhi.ac.uk

Website: www.whc.uhi.ac.uk

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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.