Programmes open to the public

Our open programmes and courses usually have a small fee to attend which is paid for by the individual learners.  They are generally advertised to the general public and could be organised either by a member of our staff or through our student groups, branches and local associations.  To keep the costs low for individuals, some are subsidised by our local authority partners through Service Level Agreements.  

Personal Assistant's Network

The Personal Assistants Network Scotland is a Scottish Government funded project to provide an independent support network to Personal Assistants employed directly by the person they support via Self Directed Support

The Personal Assistants Network Scotland is the only national independent support network for Personal Assistants working under Option 1 of a Self Directed Support Social Care Package.

Professional Development Awards ITESOL

This SQA award provides ESOL  training for practitioners (many of whom are volunteer tutors) wishing to teach, or support ESOL teaching.

It provides an introduction to the core knowledge and skills required to tutor ESOL learners in a supported context. It supports a range of practitioners who are new to the field of ESOL and/or who have no recognised TESOL/TEFL1 qualifications. It is also relevant for teachers of other subjects who have ESOL learners in their classes and who wish to develop a broader understanding of issues related to English language development.

PDA SALL

Provides ESOL  training for practitioners (many of whom are volunteer tutors) wishing to teach, or support ESOL teaching