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.

8 Amina

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

Web: www.mwrc.org.uk/

Website Professional referral Self referral National Free
19. Beyond Limits EYF

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

Web: eyfoundation.com/uk/en/apply/i-m-a-young-person/beyond-your-limits.html

Website Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone National Free
35. CYPMHW

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.

Web: www.cypmh.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
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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.

Web: www.dywwest.co.uk/Home

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
53. ESOL

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

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/learning/adult-learning/esol

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55. EY Foundation

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.

Web: https://eyfoundation.com/uk/en/apply/i-m-a-young-person/smart-futures.html

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88. Link Up WD

Link Up West Dunbartonshire

A free to access community website helping local people and organisations share skills, spaces and things.

Web: www.linkupwestdunbartonshire.org/

Website Online Local Free
90. LA Advocacy Servcie

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

Web: www.laas.org.uk/

Website Online Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
98. Mcr Pathways

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

Web: www.mcrpathways.org/

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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.

Web: www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
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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)

Web: www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/branches/nas-west-dunbartonshire-branch

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118. Reach

Reach

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.

Web: www.reach.scot/

Website Online Self referral National Free
120. Relationships Sex Health Parent

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.

Web: www.rshp.scot/

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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

Web: www.mindroom.org/

Website Online Telephone National Free
134. Scot Refugee Council

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

Web: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
154. The Mix

The Mix

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

Web: www.themix.org.uk/

Website App Online Telephone National Free
161. Tullochan

Tullochan

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.

Web: www.tullochan.org/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
166. Strategic Skills Pipe W4U

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.

Web: https://westdun.wixsite.com/sspipeline/skillspipeline

Website Online Self referral Local Free
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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

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/

Website Online Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
206. Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland

Empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential.

Web: www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
National Trauma Training

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. 

Web: https://transformingpsychologicaltrauma.scot/

Website Online National Free
Skills Development

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

Web: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/

Website Online School Referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
Scot Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council

A charity dedicated to supporting people in need of refugee protection.

Helpline number: 0808 1967 274

Web: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
Scottishconflictresolution

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. 

Web: https://www.scottishconflictresolution.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
Prince's Trust

Prince's Trust

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.

Web: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
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Enquire

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

Web: https://enquire.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
Connecting Scotland

Connecting Scotland - Digital Skills

A collection of resources covering digital literacy, how to stay safe online, and how to report harmful content.

Web: https://connecting.scot/digital-champions/digital-skills/families-children-and-young-people

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Internet Legends

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.

Web: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_ie/

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Safer Internet Centre

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

Web: https://saferinternet.org.uk/

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Working Families

Working Families

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.

They provide information and free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work

Helpline number: 0300 012 0312

Web: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free