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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Columba 1400

Our purpose is simple: to help young people realise that they already have the inner greatness and confidence to transform their own lives and those around them. Our inspirational and dynamic programmes are at the heart of everything Columba 1400 does. During our Values led Leadership programmes young people, their… read more…

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Skills for Work

Skills for Work courses provide the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills which will help to prepare learners for the world of work.   Skills for Work Courses are different from other vocational provision because they focus on generic employability skills needed for success in the workplace. The courses… read more…

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Made in Tain

What do we offer at Stage 1 and 2? Made in Tain is a young person's Social Enterprise company manufacturing and retailing a variety of craft and handmade products including scented candles, an aromatherapy range, cards and soaps, to name just a few.  We have a shop in the… read more…

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Young Enterprise Scotland - now recruiting for 2019/20

Aged 15-19? Interested in enterprise? Want to run a business with your friends? Want to gain an additional qualification at SCQF level 6 [the same level as a Higher]? ...Then the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Student Company Programme could be for you. The Student Company Programme is the ultimate… 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.