We are Training & Employment

South Lanarkshire College works with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to deliver a range of programmes through Employability Fund.

With a strong focus on work experience, the Employability Fund lets us respond to the different needs of each individual, while adapting to employers demands locally.

Employability Fund activity’s aim is to help unemployed people build skills and confidence employers are looking for.


All courses are focused on helping you get into employment with SQA accredited qualifications delivered by South Lanarkshire College lecturers.

The Training & Employment team has experienced dedicated staff that will provide employability sessions, one to one support and a work placement to help you gain the experience and references you need. 

Pathway to Employment 

This programme will support you in preparing for, and sustaining, employment in a suitable vocational area. You’ll complete an SQA Enterprise and Employability Award. You’ll also gain relevant practical skills during a work placement where appropriate. This course will help you recognise your skills and qualities, build confidence in job seeking, gain the skills employers are looking for and provide knowledge of local opportunities.

Personal Development for Employment

This programme will provide a foundation upon which you can build your core skills, personal development and employability skills as well as vocational competence. You’ll achieve an SQA Personal Development Award and complete a programme to increase confidence, soft skills and motivation and you’ll develop practical skills during a work placement. The course will also offer health and wellbeing sessions and one-to-one support and guidance.

Early Learning & Childcare – Skills for Work 

Eligibility for this programme will be the same as Employability Fund, however, applicants must be 25+ years of age and reside in South Lanarkshire. Any applicants in receipt of benefit will have to confirm eligibility via Job Centre Advisor. The programme will consist of 6 weeks in college (15 hours per week), then a work placement that could be in a variety of settings (nursery, afterschool provision or breakfast provision). Participants will achieve SQA units in Playwork and Childcare and an employability programme.

To find out about courses on offer to suit you, please send an enquiry using the below contact us form.

What’s in it for you?

  • Courses and work placements are specifically designed to progress you into employment
  • Further qualification or registration costs met where required (PVG, REHIS etc)
  • Travel provided weekly (£3 contribution required)
  • A six month aftercare services to track progress and offer assistance
  • £50 bonus when you progress into employment OR
  • £100 bonus if you progress into a Modern Apprenticeship!

Contact Us

For more information on Employability Fund or to enquire about the courses please contact the Training & Employment team or fill in the form beside our contacts and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


Elise Bonini
Training & Employment Advisor
07805 144 852

Elena Xanthoudakis
Training & Employment Administrator

Hannah Bennett
Training & Employment Assistant
07970 939 414

Emily Haldane
Training & Employment Assistant
07973 843 556

Kirsty Thomson
Employer Engagement Assistant
07973 843 556

The team can also be contacted at employabilityfund@slc.ac.uk

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