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Perth and Kinross Public Sector

Health and Social Care Academy

  • Stage 1


    Reaching out and supporting individuals into regular activity and positive routines

  • Stage 2

    Assess Needs

    Assess initial needs and agree key activities to address barriers to employment and training

  • Stage 3

    Vocational Activity

    A range of core skills employability and accredited training and job search activities.

  • Stage 4

    Employers & Job Matching

    Arranging work or volunteer placements with employers

  • Stage 5

    In Work Support & Aftercare

    Supporting individuals to maintain and progress within the workplace


Joan Laing,
Main Contact

Kings Cross Clepington Road,
Dundee, DD3 8EA
Joan.laing@nhs.scot01382 424110

Opening Times

8:30am to 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:

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”