Resources for: Learning and Employability
Find out about support available if you are looking for a job or want to find out more about learning opportunities that can help on your journey towards work.
Amina: The Muslim Women's Resource Centre
Amina MWRC offers a range of programmes to support, empower and improve the lives of Muslim and BME women living in Scotland. It provides a helpline and webchat for confidential support and advice, telephone befriending, employability support, financial advice and advocacy, and a preventative programme to challenge misogyny and violence against women in the Muslim and BME communities.
Helpline number: 0808 801 0301
Phone: 0141 212 8420
Beyond Your Limits (EY Foundation)
The Beyond Your Limits programme, run by the EY Foundation, supports care-experienced young people to realise their potential. It offers a two-year programme in bite-sized chunks to fit around school or college, with paid work experience, a bursary, employability training, mentoring, and a progression coach.
Phone: 0207 951 3133
Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing for Schools
CYPMH provides a Professional Learning Resource from the Scottish Government on Mental Health and Wellbeing. It has been designed for all staff working in schools across Scotland.
Developing the Young Workforce
DYW's part of the Young Person's Guarantee, provides easily accessible programmes and packaged activity support to young people at different ages and stages to prepare for the world of work.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course
English language courses for learners to develop their communication skills and knowledge of living and working in Scotland.
Phone: 01389 738775
Smart Futures (EY Foundation)
Smart Futures is a 10-month programme from the EY Foundation which includes paid work experience, interactive employability skills training and mentoring for those in Year 12 or S5 in Scotland. The Smart Futures programme is formally recognised and accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Mangement, and will help you develop key skills that are essential in the workplace.
EY Foundation is an independent charity supporting young people from low-income backgrounds get paid work experience, employability skills training and career guidance. Programmes are exclusively for young people who are aged 16 and above, and have been recently eligible for free school meals, a college bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). There is also a specific programme designed for young people with experience in care.
Link Up West Dunbartonshire
A free to access community website helping local people and organisations share skills, spaces and things.
Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service
We aim to provide independent advocacy to adults in our priority groups: adults with a learning disability, adults who use mental health services, and people over 65.
Phone: 01389 726543
MCR Pathways Scotland
Motivation, Commitment and Resilience Pathways Scotland aims to help young people unlock their potential, no matter their circumstances. Working together with our inspiring mentor community and partners, we can help young people to realise their skills and progress onto a positive destination. Our vision is for all young people to experience equality of education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances.
Phone: 0141 221 0200
My World of Work
My World of Work is Scotland’s career information and advice website. The site is designed to support everyone develop their career management skills, no matter what stage you’re at in your career.
National Autistic Society West Dunbartonshire
Help for autistic people and their families. We are dedicated to transforming lives and changing attitudes. National Autistic Society branches can offer support to families who have an autistic child or member.
Phone: 0207 833 2299 (Monday to Friday 9am-12pm and 1-3pm)
For advice about rights to education and support for children in Scotland. REACH can help you understand your rights to support with your learning and your rights to be included, listened to and involved in decisions about your education.
Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Resource
The national resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education for children and young people. The resource can be used in early learning settings, schools, colleges and community-based learning. It is organised to sit within Curriculum for Excellence.
Salvesen Mindroom Centre
Salvesen Mindroom Centre provides one-to-one advocacy to empower children and young people with learning difficulties to have a real say about decisions in their lives.
Phone: 0131 370 6730
Scottish Refugee Council
Practical support, advice and a listening ear delivered through a direct services to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way. The Scottish Refugee Council also works with communities and community groups. They speak out against an unjust asylum system and campaign for policy changes that make a positive difference to people’s lives.
Helpline number: 0808 196 7274
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
Phone: 0808 808 4994
Tullochan aims to support young people to overcome barriers that impact upon young people engaging in their education, progressing into further training or employment through a range of youth development programmes.
WD Strategic Skills & Support Pipeline
The Strategic Skills Pipeline is a key element in West Dunbartonshire's employability and employment strategy. The Pipeline provides a route map identifying national and local service provision that is available to support residents into employment through a staged process, at the core of which, is the identification of individual need.
WDC Working 4U
West Dunbartonshire Council Working4U service was established to improve the quality of lives of West Dunbartonshire residents by assisting them to overcome barriers to social and economic inclusion. Working 4U help people to access a wide range of employment, training and learning opportunities designed to help them overcome barriers, develop their skills and assist them in their journey towards work
Phone: 01389 738296
Empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential.
National Trauma Training Programme
Being ‘Trauma Informed’ means being able to recognise when someone may be affected by trauma, collaboratively adjusting how we work to take this into account and responding in a way that supports recovery, does no harm and recognises and supports people's resilience. This is a set of resources to promote and implement trauma informed practice within Scotland.
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland provide a wide variety of information, advice and tools to help you get a job from their centres based in Dumbarton and Clydebank.
Phone: 0800 917 8000
The Scottish Refugee Council
A charity dedicated to supporting people in need of refugee protection.
Helpline number: 0808 1967 274
Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution
SCCR is a charity based in Edinburgh, Scotland with expertise in mediation. Their award-winning digital resources and free training and events improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs, to transform relationships and lives. The SCCR focuses on early intervention with young people and their families experiencing difficulties and conflict.
Get free support to develop the skills and confidence you need to find a job or start a business. Whatever challenges you’re facing, if you’re aged 16 to 30, The Prince’s Trust is here for you.
Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. Providing easy to understand advice and information about additional support for learning legislation and guidance for families and professionals.
Helpline number: 0345 123 2303
Connecting Scotland - Digital Skills
A collection of resources covering digital literacy, how to stay safe online, and how to report harmful content.
Be Internet Legends
A free programme that empowers young children to use the internet safely and wisely. Includes a Be Internet Legends Curriculum for teachers to download lesson plans to deliver in class, including classroom activities.
UK Safer Internet Centre
Helping children and young people stay safe online. Including guides and resources for a range of audiences
from parents, education, social work, healthcare, and more.
Helpline number: Professionals Online Safety Helpline 0344 381 4772
Working Families is the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers. Their mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace.
Helpline number: 0300 012 0312