Here is a list of our current weekly drop-in sessions that take place at the Link Academy in Falkirk.
Job Club: Wednesdays 10.00am - 12.00pm
The Job Club teaches 16-25 year olds a range of employability skills, including:
- CV building
- Writing cover letters
- Job searching
- College/further training applications
- Job experience
- Interview skills
We support club participants to help them overcome interview anxiety and build resilience in regards to job searching and job knockbacks. We also provide in-job support (help with job contracts, job preparation).
'Keep Calm and Stay Safe' IT skills: Wednesdays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Our ICT drop in is a self-study group, open to all ages which is run by volunteers.
Participants take part in an online course which can help them develop new skills and even gain a City & Guilds qualification.
You can also work through the ‘Open Learn’ online courses from the Open University. Examples of courses being taken by current participants include:
- Gene therapy
- Computer systems
- Group skills
SQA Level 4 Qualification - Step Up
Now taking referrals for January 2019
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.
Young people cover four units to receive the SCQF Level 4 Employability Award.
Steps to Resilience
Starting 29 November 2018
This course runs twice weekly for 9 weeks and is aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have experienced trauma (including bullying and abuse).
It teaches Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness - useful skills and techniques proven to help with anxiety and self confidence.
SQA Level 4 Qualification - Tenancy & Citizenship
Starting 20 November with rolling intake
The Tenancy and Citizenship Award teaches 16-24 year olds various independent living skills.
- Gaining and sustaining a tenancy
- Looking after your home
- Living in a community
- Principles of money