Stage 2 Employability Fund Course

Start Date: 10/01/2022
End Date: 04/03/2022

Provider: CEIS Ayrshire

Location: Online Zoom


Employability Fund Stage 2 course content and aims.


The Employability Fund Stage 2 programme is ideal for clients that have multiple barriers to employment. Throughout this course we will work together with the clients to identify their strengths and limitations, and work on the areas and skills that they identify as requiring improvement. The training and support on offer will help them in many ways, for example, building their confidence, helping them to interact better within group settings and addressing situations that may cause them anxiety, as well as developing their practical skills such as task management, interpersonal skills, IT skills and their overall self-awareness. The end goal being to have them progress into a positive destination, that could be a Stage 3 training course, Further Education or a Modern Apprenticeship.

During their training, the candidate will complete the Personal Development Award SCQF Level 3. This is a SQA accredited qualification, comprising of the following units:-

Self and Community

You can achieve a lot on your own but working together with others can help you achieve even more and can be very rewarding. This unit explores the skills that the client will need to work well with others and measures their current abilities. This measurement will be used to work out where their strengths and limitations are. They will then set targets to improve on their limitations as while planning for a group project. Working on these interpersonal skills will help them to be a successful and happy contributor to the community or team that they are part of.

Practical Abilities.

In this unit, we will look at our practical abilities, how we can develop these by taking part in a project and then reviewing our practical abilities used in the project. This will help you to improve your self-reliance and confidence.

Self and Work

The general aim of this unit is to allow you to improve your self-reliance and confidence by developing task management skills while carrying out a vocational project with support. Usually, the project would be detailed preparation for a mock interview, with a focus on time and task management and prioritising. Feedback is given after the mock interview to allow the client to review performance and improve for future interviews.

Throughout the 8 weeks training, there will also be non-accredited training workshops delivered, these could include a Resilience workshop, which helps build confidence and coping strategies, a Confidence workshop, as well as sessions on CV writing, application writing and interview skills.

The 8 week programme will be structured with 6 trainer-led online training sessions on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30-11.00am and from 1.30-3.00pm, each week. The client will be expected to complete around 7-10 hours of self-study around the online sessions, 2.5 hours will be scheduled for a Friday morning and the rest would be scheduled ad hoc.

We fully appreciate that at Stage 2, clients are likely to need additional support in a variety of areas and that this support will be different for each individual. The trainer will be available throughout the week for 1:1 support for clients, whatever that support might entail.

The training allowance of £55 per week is available for 16/17 year olds. 

How to book:

Please email me on or call me on  07947578618  if you are interested in the course, or if someone you know might be interested. I am happy to talk through any further questions that you may have.

Gail Paterson