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DYW Skills Academy

This programme, although primarily aimed at Summer 2020 school leavers, can be accessed by any young person and takes place over 5 weeks covering everything from Industry Insight Sessions to Employability Skills to Career Pathways. Sessions are led by...

All families in Scotland now have free access to the Solihull Approach Online, which includes modules such as ‘Understanding Your Child’ and ‘Understanding Your Teenager’s Brain’. 

They focus on helping parents develop nurturing and supportive relationships with their children, and to...

What a Journey! 

Stair Park Community Garden Centre referred Angus to the Employability and Skills Service in March 2018. They thought that he could benefit from gaining our Workplace Skills Award, an accredited qualification to demonstrate his transferrable...

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Individual Training Account (ITA) scheme will reopen on 1 July 2020.

ITAs are designed to help individuals build the skills they need for a job, or to get training to help take their...

Dumfries and Galloway Council are providing additional support for young people during COVID-19 by setting up 14 Youth Work spaces across Dumfries and Galloway to provide support for young people aged 12 - 18 (S1-S6).

These will be delivered by the Council's Youth Work Service and...

Social Security Scotland: Best Start Grant School Age Payment re-opens 1st June​ 

If your child was born between 1st March 2015 and 29th Feb 2016 and you get benefits or tax credits you could be eligible for School Age Payment....

The Lets Get Employed Programme is a partnership working to support young people preparing to leave school.

Dumfries and Galloway Council provides targeted support to those young people who do not have a clear or sustainable pathway. The support offered is tailored to...

Dumfries and Galloway College Virtual Open Week

Dumfries and Galloway College is holding their first ever virtual open week and everyone is welcome. They have a full timetable planned for those interested starting next Monday 18th May. 

To take a look at the live Q&A’s and...

The Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund will re-open for new applications from mid-morning on Thursday 14 May. 

The Fund provides grants to SMEs which are potentially vital to Scotland’s future or to the economy of local areas but which have been made vulnerable by the covid19 crisis....

Applications are now open for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. 

From 8am this morning self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been adversely affected by coronavirus will be able to apply for a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)...

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