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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Calman Trust - Stage 4

What do we offer at Stage 4? Employability Fund Stage 4 provides the opportunity to develop further specific skills for employment, national qualifications, or support to gain work experience. As an employer we are able to work with you in a real work setting, which may lead to employment in one… read more…

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Work Experience for School Pupils

All work-related learning can provide you with skills and knowledge to help you consider your future career choices.  Activities such as work placements, sector talks, mentoring, mock interviews, workplace visits, and enterprise activities at school, to name a few, will develop your transferable and employability skills and will allow… read more…

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Venture Trust Living Wild - Stages 1 - 2

What do we offer at Stages 1 - 2? Living Wild - Chance for Change is a 12-15 month programme incorporating 1-to-1 outreach support in your local community and a 10 day personal development journey (approx 200 hours of support). It offers support to develop the skills and motivation to work… read more…

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Learn with Lead Scotland (Linking Education and Disability)

Lead Scotland (Linking Education and Disability)   What would YOU like to learn? We work with you to build YOUR Learning plan.   We support disabled people, carers and those experiencing exclusion to:   Build confidence Develop core skills and enhance digital skills Explore community action leadership Study for the… read more…
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Work Experience
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.