Employability Service - Falkirk

We provide a wide range of employability services to help people into jobs across Falkirk

Our employability approach, Link Academy, delivers these courses from its hub in Falkirk at McKinven House.

Through the Link Academy, we will help you develop vital skills, knowledge and experience needed to secure an interview, and more importantly, secure a job.

What do we do

We run a number of employability services, volunteer programmes, and SQA courses, all of which can help give you a kick start onto the career ladder.

How we can help you

The following courses are available to people living in the Falkirk area:

Step On

This course is aimed at unemployed young people between the ages of 16-25.

The programme helps young people to identify their goals and aspirations for the future such as training, future education or a potential career path.

It offers a qualification in SCQF Level 4 Personal Development.  There are opportunities to become a volunteer Peer Educator or a Mentor.  Volunteers can also complete a qualification in SCQF Level Volunteer Skills Award.  

Steps to Resilience

This course runs each Tuesday and Wednesday for 11 weeks and is aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have experienced trauma (including bullying and abuse).

The course is run in partnership with an organisation called Total Health. It teaches Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness - useful skills and techniques proven to help with anxiety and self confidence. 

During week 10 participants go on a fully funded residential courses.

Step Up

This course is run four times a year for 12 weeks and is aimed at young people aged between 16 and 25.

The course gives young people the opportunity to develop their confidence, self-esteem and employability skills as well as gaining valuable work experience and gaining an SQA accreditation.

This is a structured course with 9 weeks in the training room and 3 on a work placement of the young person's choice.

The young people cover four units to receive the SCQF Level 4 Employability Award.

Link to Work

This course is run four times a year for 13 weeks and is aimed at people aged over 25.

This is a structured employability course with 8 weeks in the training room and 5 weeks on a work placement of the person's choosing.

Link to Work covers the four units required to receive the SCQF Level 4 Employability Award.

Work Able

This course is aimed at people aged 18 and over who are claiming ESA Support or Universal Credit.

We aim to help participants reach their goals and aspirations through a person-centred support plan.

We are taking referrals for Work Able up until December 2017, with support lasting until 31 March 2018.

SQA Qualifications

We offer a range of SQA Qualifications in Falkirk. These courses will help participants learn valuable new skills, improve  self-confidence, and gain knowledge and experience that will stand out to potential employers.

These qualifications are delivered at the Link Academy Hub, McKinven House. 

More information

If you would like more information about any of our employability courses in Falkirk please contact us.