Midlothian Council Lifelong Learning & Employability
Lifelong Learning and Employability supports young people, adults and families through the delivery of a wide range of programmes and initiatives.
One-to-one keyworkers support young people and adults who have learning, physical disabilities and/or mental health issues to access and sustain vocational or volunteering opportunities, work experience and/or employment. Referrals for adults can be made by agencies, professionals or through family/self referrals. Information and referral forms are available from Margaret Anderson Tel: 0131 270 5725. Young people requiring support should be referred by schools, Social Work or Skills Development Scotland. Further information is available from Heather Fleming, Positive Destinations Officer Tel: 0131 271 3750
Open access and universal courses and classes for adult learners operate throughout Midlothian. Programmes are advertised and available at council premises, through partner agencies or via Midlothian Council website www.midlothian.gov.uk A mainstream, fee paying adult learning programme operates, mainly in the evenings and at weekends, and annual programmes are available from August each year with enrolments in August/September. Courses include accredited opportunities such as SQA modules, Highers and the new National qualifications, plus a range of leisure and interest based classes such as languages, computing, health and wellbeing, art, photography and family history. Assistance may be available for those who require additional support to attend. Contact Email: LLE@midlothian.gov.uk or www.facebook.com/LLEMidlothian if you require assistance.
Community based adult learning courses take place in geographical locations throughout Midlothian. These courses are a first step back to learning and offer opportunities for adults to develop skills for learning, life and work. Programmes are advertised locally on a termly basis and places must be booked in advance. Subjects include computing, employability skills, crèche worker training, child development, health and wellbeing, arts & crafts and courses for parents/carers including raising children with confidence and living with teenagers. Adults of all ages and abilities are welcome to join these courses. Further information on all adult learning opportunities please visit www.facebook.com/LLEMidlothian or contact Email LLE@midlothian.gov.uk or phone Karen McGowan LLLE Officer Adults & Families Tel: 0131 271 3708.
Everyday English groups are available in local venues across Midlothian to enable you to read better, develop your writing, improve your spelling, use computers to improve your English, support your child’s learning and get SQA qualifications.
Everyday Maths groups helps participants to feel more confident using numbers, improve your budgeting skills, develop your understanding and application of everyday maths and get SQA qualifications. All of these courses are free and take place in the day time and evenings and allow you to set your own learning goals and work at your own pace. Some one to one support may also be available.
Lipreading classes are available for those who are hard of hearing and wish to learn lipreading. Information is available from Neil Saddington Tel: 0131 270 8904. English for speakers of other languages courses help you to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing in English and get an SQA qualification. Details from Clare Cameron Tel: 0131 270 8906
A range of support options, courses and training which currently includes European Computer Driving Licence, Care Academy, Work Club, Preparation for Work and Construction Skills Certification Scheme Training. Further information is available from Dennis Dunne LLE Officer Accreditation & Employability Tel: 0131 561 5390 or
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