Young Person’s Services

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Engagement and Referral Stage 2. Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement Stage 5. In work support
Organisation  Young Person’s Services – East Renfrewshire Council
Project Name (if applicable):  Inspire ER – Developing Employability Skills in Hair Design
Main Contact: Name: Kelly Giudici

Phone Number: 0141-577-3567

E-Mail Address: Kelly.giudici@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Eligibility for Programme:  Eligibility criteria includes:

  • An interest in Hair Design as a potential career
  • Young people who are in the More Choices More Chances client group
  • The participant being S3 or above on entry to the course
Referral Procedures:  Contact Kelly Giudici on 0141-577-3567
Location Project Delivered At:  East Renfrewshire
Dates Project Delivered:  Ongoing
Pipeline Stages:  2 – 3
Age Group:  14 yrs+
Programme Outline: The Lifeskills programme concentrates on supporting young people to develop skills for employment. It has been designed to give young people the opportunity to participate in an informal training experience. The programme will provide young people with the chance to:

  • Gain experience in hairdressing techniques
  • Gain practical skills that can be transferred into various workplaces/further education opportunities
  • Develop communication, problem solving and team working skills
  • Enhance self esteem, increase confidence and personal awareness
  • Work alongside other people in a mock workplace

The programme is developed and facilitated by the Council’s Community Learning and Development Staff in partnership with a local independent Hair Design Specialist.

The course has been SCQF credit rated by the SQA and will give participants a more ‘formal’ qualification to take forward into training and/or employment.

Young people will participate in a 20-26 week programme (two half day sessions per week). The participants are required to commit to the full programme and will be able to present a portfolio of work to the appropriate awarding body.

Additional Information: Further information on Young Person’s Services can be found at:

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/yps