The Employability Fund is a national employability group-based programme on Stage 2 of the employability pipeline (and stage 3 in the Scottish Borders). This course delivers the SCQF ASDAN qualification at level 3 and is worth a minimum of 18 credit points for the participant.
Besides delivering the ASDAN qualification, the main role is to remove any personal barriers that may affect the individual to allow them to move on to the next stage of the pipeline, which may be employment, further education, or training.
The service is for 16-24 year olds who are not in education, training or employment, and have passed their official school leaving date.
16-17 year olds are referred via Skills Development Scotland
18-24 year olds are referred via Jobcentre Plus and DWP