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UHI Perth

Skills for Life, Learning and Employment

  • 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


Karen Downs,
Programme Leader

Brahan Building Crieff Road,
Perth, PH1 2NX
01738 877609Perth College UHIPerth College UHI

People on lawn
Students on Campus
Personal and Vocational Studies Courses have a focus on the development of Essential Skills and Employability.
The New Opportunities department offers a range of programmes, both in community settings and in College, to support learners facing barriers to education and employment, or who need to develop confidence to move forward.

We offer full-time courses which are designed to help learners of all ages progress successfully into full-time study or employment.

Part-time courses for young people and adults are also available and include: Adult Literacy; Connect in partnership with Mindspace; Princes Trust and ASDAN, which are delivered in community settings. For those who are ready to study in college we offer Ready 2 Work which includes the Certificate of Work Readiness and Return 2 Learn programmes.

Our friendly and supportive staff help students gain confidence and experience and work closely with colleagues across the college to enable them to make successful transitions into further study employment. Youth Development Workers can support young people who require their support and our Work Placement and Volunteer Coordinator is there to support learners with applications and into their chosen placements, if required.