Everyone deserves the right to aspire to the very best future, yet only 4.1% of people in Scotland, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) go on to secure full-time paid employment.
We are proud to support young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum conditions, or both, to take positive first steps into the world of work.
Prepare for Project SEARCH
Location: Gardyne Campus, Dundee
Starts: 16 January 2023
This 16-week full-time course is designed for young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum conditions, or both, and is ideal for those who have not been in education for some time or are contemplating applying for DFN Project SEARCH.
The course offers learners the opportunity to start thinking about the world of work by building confidence, skills, and qualities through the completion of the SQA Personal Development Award.
It also provides learners with the chance to explore what DFN Project SEARCH is about.
There are no formal entry requirements although learners must have the desire to explore the world of work.
DFN Project SEARCH
Location: Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Starts: 28 August 2023
Delivered in partnership with NHS Tayside and DHSCP, DFN Project Search is a transition-to-work programme committed to transforming the lives of young people with a learning disability or autism spectrum conditions, or both.
This full-time programme provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent-living skills to help young people make successful transitions to productive adult life.
There are no formal entry requirements although learners must have the desire to be in full-time employment.
The application process includes an information session and applicants will be invited to a practical interview assessment day.