Assisted Programmes

Assisted programmes courses support students with additional support needs to reach their goals; whether this is preparation for volunteering, employment or further study. For school leavers, assisted programmes courses can provide the next step from school to becoming more independent, through a less formal environment.


Our assisted programmes courses are developed on an individual basis, with heavy focus on allowing you to develop key life skills such as, managing social situations, eating healthy, managing money and living independently.

Students will work with their own group and have the opportunity to engage across college with other students both socially and on specific projects. Previous assisted programmes students have enjoyed the opportunity to try out different areas such as the salon and garage. 

Assisted programmes students will have the opportunity to take on volunteer work during their programme, with some students being involved in the creation and maintenance of a new mindfulness garden.

Project Search students will work with NHS Lothians who will provide work experience opportunities, with St. John’s Hospital.

Find out more about the Assisted Programmes application process here