Shetland Adult Learning Service

Shetland’s Adult Learning Service takes specific actions to pursue a ‘Wealthier and Fairer Shetland’:

  • Employability programmes for target groups (unemployed, offenders, NEET)
  • Workplace Core Skills Programmes to support individuals to retain work and progress
  • Qualifications in Core Skills
  • Individual support for interviews and applications
  • Life skills workshops
  • Individual Learning Plans

Adult learning in ShetlandMost participants move on to work, volunteering or further learning. In 2009:

  • 18 learners became employed as a result of taking part in Employability courses –an estimated saving to the tax payer of £144,000 per annum
  • 30 adult learners progressed to accredited College learning
  • 42 individuals gained Core Skills qualifications (2009/10)
    20 people felt more confident making decisions about money.
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