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Journey to Employment

  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Full-time

Journey to Employment

Having a job provides a sense of purpose in our lives, and promotes confidence, self-worth, routine and financial independence.


Journey to Employment is designed for people who have a learning disability and/or neurodiverse and are looking to build skills and gain experience in the workplace to transition into secure employment.  


It is for learners who are completing their school education, leaving college or currently job seeking. It is a one-year employability programme that runs from August to June.  


The course is a partnership between West Lothian College and a range of industry partners, aiming to support students into sustainable employment.

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    What the course includes

    Journey to Employment is for students who want to secure full-time employment. Once on the course, the student will spend allocated time on-site with the host employer. During this period they will complete a work placement and will gain relevant SQA qualifications in Employability and Customer Service.

Why choose this course

Journey to Employment will give students the opportunity to take part in a variety of work placements and will help to work out next steps and specific areas of interest in the workplace.

This will allow students to build on independence, confidence and self-esteem and gather skills and experience needed to be job ready.

The course will be led by an award-winning team where previous students have excelled. Many students gain meaningful employment at the end of the course.

Entry requirements

Prospective students must want to gain employment.

  • Where will it lead

    This course will help students into full time work.

Interview arrangements

We will invite candidates for interview, and they should plan to be in college for around three hours. The interview includes: t

  • Practical team task 
  • Aptitude test 
  • Individual interview 

Our lecturers work closely with each student to identify their strengths and consider any barriers to securing employment. For some, confidence building and managing a new situation is the initial goal and for others who are clear on what they want to do, the goal is to gain experience in the workplace. 

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.