Organisation details:
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Perth and Kinross Public Sector

Health and Social Care Academy

Contact Info -

Joan Laing
Kings Cross
Clepington Road

Contact Numbers -

01382 424110

On the web -

Opening Hours -

8:30am - 5pm

Supports people who are experiencing unemployment and interested in a career in care or the Public Sector to find out more about what is involved, gain the skills and induction level qualifications they need to apply for entry level posts, and get support with job applications or interview skills. The Academy is supported by a partnership involving NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, Perth College, Job Centre Plus and Skills Development Scotland.

There is a full time course, held at Perth College, which includes work placements, and is designed to provide students with a chance to both gain the learning they need and experience real life work roles in health and social care settings. The course includes:

  • Team working
  • First Aid training
  • Food Hygiene Training
  • Moving and Handling training
  • Adult Support and Protection
  • Dementia Awareness
  • CV building
  • Interview Skills
  • Support with application forms

And a lot more...

The Academy also supports young people through individual work placements, and is looking to develop services in more rural areas.

What our students have said about the academy …

“It was hard work, but I was sorry when it was finished”
“I was out of work for a long time before the Academy came along now I have a job”
“I`m not working yet, but I feel a lot of doors have been opened for me”
“It brought out the best in me”

Postal Addresses

Alison Smith/Joan Laing, Kings Cross, Clepington Road, Dundee, DD3 8EA.

Brian Kinnear/Jackie Scrimgeour, 41d St Catherine's Road, Perth, PH1 5SJ.