Project Search - Renfrewshire Council

Work-based course 

Glasgow Clyde College works in partnership with Renfrewshire Council to deliver Project Search - a course designed for students with learning disabilities, who wish to increase their employment opportunities.

Project Search provides students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience by offering a number of work placements called rotations. Rotations may include: catering, domestic, administration, environmental, and others as appropriate. Students will also develop skills that will help them gain employment such as CV writing, interview techniques and working with others.

The course is based at Renfrewshire Council where students will carry out their rotations and also make use of an allocated classroom.

The course will run from August to June, five days a week, Monday to Friday

Students are supported throughout the course by a college lecturer, a job coach and council staff. 

All students have a Personal Learning and Support Plan to enable each student’s learning to be tailored to suit their needs and goals. All students receive personalised guidance and support at regular meetings. 

Students can apply for financial help in the form of a bursary.

Course content

Content may include:
  • Health and safety
  • Interview techniques
  • Preparing a CV
  • Working with others
  • Work placements/rotations

Entry requirements (minimum)

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:
  • able to get on well with others
  • willing to share personal information with council staff if required
  • provide evidence of your ability to work at SCQF Level 3 (Access 3) in all subject areas
  • be an independent traveller or have their own travel arrangements
  • you must also be able to demonstrate your ability to work independently and with others
  • provide evidence of excellent timekeeping and attendance.
  • be able to attend 5 days a week and be on time every morning
  • due to funding restrictions, applicants must live in Renfrewshire.
Selection process information

Progression routes

  • Employment
  • Other college courses. 

How to apply 

To apply for this course, please complete an application form and email it to or post it to:

Glasgow Clyde College
Cardonald Campus
Mosspark Drive
G52 3AY 

SCQF level


Start date

27 August 2018


1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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