Link Academy

The Link Academy runs a wide range of courses in Edinburgh, Falkirk, and Fife. 

By completing these courses, people won't just gain new qualifications, but will also learn valuable skills, improve their self-confidence, and gain knowledge and experience to help them be successful in all areas of their lives. 

Some of the qualifications we offer are:


Employability Award SCQF Level 3 and 4

The Employability Award helps people to prepare for employment through skills development. Students learn about the responsibilities of employment and how to deal with difficult work situations.

Units covered:

  • Preparing for employment
  • Building employability skills 
  • Responsibilities of employment 
  • Dealing with difficult work situations 


Leadership Award SCQF Level 5 and 6

The Leadership Award teaches students how to take on a leadership role, the different styles of leadership, and how to plan group activities. 

Units covered:

  • Leadership - An introduction 
  • Leadership - In practice 

Personal Development Award SCQF Level 4 and 5

The Personal Development Award teaches students practical living skills and helps them develop self-awareness through the course’s independent learning approach.

Units covered:

  • Practical skills 
  • Self-awareness 
  • Self and work 
  • Self and community 

Tenancy SCQF Level 4

The Tenancy and Citizenship Award teaches students various independent living skills.

Units covered:

  • Gaining and sustaining a tenancy 
  • Looking after your home
  • Living in a community 
  • Principles of money 

Volunteer Skills Award SCQF Level 4 and 5

The Volunteers Skills Award helps students learn more about volunteering, how to plan a voluntary placement and how to review and improve upon their own skills and experience. 

Units covered:

  • Preparing to volunteer 
  • Volunteer experience 
  • Volunteering investigative report

Working Safely SCQF Level 5

Completing the Working Safely course will give students an overview of health and safety procedures and how to adhere to them in the workplace.

How you can get support

Link Academy tailors courses to meet individual learning needs thereby ensuring that everyone gets the best possible learning experience.  Our training is primarily delivered in one of our three learning hubs in St Margaret's House (Edinburgh) West Bridge Mill (Fife) and McKinven House (Falkirk). 

For more information on the above courses, please contact us on 01324 466 860 or by email at

Thank you to our funders

This service is supported by Link Group, the National Lottery Community Fund, the National Lottery Young Start, John Scott Charitable Trust, and receives local authority funding.

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