Education Department – Schools Vocational Programme

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Referral, Engagement and Assessment Stage 2. Needs Assessment and Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational Activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement and Job Matching Stage 5. In work support and aftercare
Pipeline Stage(s): 1-4
East Renfrewshire Council

For more information please contact Jillian Davis, Vocational Coordinator

Tel: 0141 577 3223
Email: [email protected].uk

The vocational booklet can be found here:

At East Renfrewshire Council we are proud of our record in achieving positive destinations for almost all of our pupils on leaving school.

Our vocational courses play a considerable part in this success by helping to develop the relevant skills offering vocational experiences to pupils, preparing them for the world of work. Courses are developed with an eye to future job opportunities and to the needs of employers – we want to make sure we deliver the best possible outcomes for young people.

How can the schools vocational programme help employers?

The programme aims to ensure that on leaving school young people are equipped with the necessary skills and competencies for them to succeed in today’s workplace.

Young people have the opportunity to be equipped with:

  • Strong core skills – numeracy, literacy and communications skills
  • Relevant work experience
  • Skills and the right attitude for the workplace
  • Realistic expectations on wages

The vocational programme can provide employers with:

  • References from a College/Training Provider who has worked with the young person for a minimum of 29 weeks
  • Vocational progress reports from College/Training Providers
Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships create better links between young people, education and employers and better prepare young people for the world of work.

S5 pupils have the opportunity to choose one of the undernoted Foundation Apprenticeships. While the young person attends school they will also attend college and spend time with employers gaining relevant experience in the world of work:

  • Business Skills
  • Civil Engineering
  • Creative and Digital Media Glasgow
  • Engineering Systems
  • Financial Services
  • ICT Hardware Systems Support
  • ICT Software
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Scientific Technologies
  • Social Services and Healthcare (Adult Services)
  • Social Services Children and Young people

East Renfrewshire Council works in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College, City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Clyde College and West College Scotland to deliver the Foundation Apprenticeship programme.