Employability Services - 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:

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).

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 On Up

Step On Up is an early intervention and prevention programme targeting school leavers in Falkirk who have been identified by their teachers as being at risk of ‘non-achievement’ due to mental health challenges.  

It aims to help the young people to improve their mental health, stay the length of the programme, and to move on to a ‘positive destination’, namely training, college, volunteering, or employment. 

Step On Up initially gives intensive support – up to five days per week. This phases down as the young person increases in confidence and ability.  

Both 1:1 and group work support is provided as well as work experience opportunities: the exact combination is determined by the preferences and abilities of each young person.  

The programme runs for up to six month depends on the young person’s requirements.  Participants can choose from a menu of SCQF Level 4-6 qualifications run by LinkLiving through the Link Academy's accredited SQA Centre.

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.