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Training and Guidance - TAG

Training, Guidance and Supported Placement
in the Highlands

Opportunities for training, guidance and supported placement in a positive environment for unemployed adults who have experienced mental health problems.

What’s in it for you?

TAG provides guidance, support and pre-vocational training designed to meet individual needs. Individuals are supported to attain personal goals in further education and employment.

A range of training is on offer covering care, occupational, practical and job seeking skills, complemented with the opportunity to access work experience and supported placement.

We can offer certificates and in-house qualifications in a friendly supportive environment.

Each trainee can determine their own progression route and experience a realistic path back into employment or further education, with continuing support into employment were appropriate.

Trainees remain on existing benefits and TAG provides training expenses.

Benefits of TAG

  • Individual training programmes to help people establish structure and routine.
  • Individual vocational guidance and profiling with regular interviews.
  • A range of validated training by SQA, OCR, and City and Guilds.
  • Work experience and supported placement with local employers.
  • Ongoing support to sustain employment aims.

Training Offered

Training courses vary depending on the focus and demand at each of the TAG Units, with the aim of gaining new skills and encouraging life-long learning.

Opportunities are there to: -

  • Learn and to improve existing communication and numeracy skills
  • Introduce trainees to Information Technology skills.
  • Introduce trainees to practical skills.
  • Work one to one or within a group situation.
  • Build confidence and self esteem in a positive and supportive environment.

PLEASE CONTACT THE NEAREST TRAINING UNIT IN YOUR AREA FOR INFORMATION ON COURSES AVAILABLE

Individual programmes can be arranged up to 15 hours per week depending on your local TAG Unit.

Trainees can access the programme over a period of approximately 12 months.

Limited childcare costs may be funded.

Details available from your local TAG Co-ordinators:

Anne Temple
TAG Wick
Community Education Office
Ackergill Street
WICK
KW1 4DT
Tel: 01955 606891
Heather Cleland
TAG Thurso
Old Outpatients Department
Dunbar Hospital
THURSO
KW14 7XE
Tel: 01847 896831

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