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Students on work placements at project search
Employer's Premises
SCQF Level
Start Date
28 Aug 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Glasgow Clyde College works in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow Supported Employment team to deliver this programme which is specifically designed for young adults who live in Glasgow, aged 18-29 who have learning disabilities and/or autism and want help to find full-time employment.

DFN Project SEARCH NHS is a one-year college course that runs from August to June, five days a week, Monday to Friday.

What will I learn?

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is a large employer and has a wide range of jobs across its organisation. This means it can offer a variety of work placements to suit individuals. Placements may also be within a local business.   

Work placements may include catering, domestic assistants, porters, stores, health care support workers and administration.   

You will also develop essential skills that will help you gain employment such as CV writing, interview techniques and working with others. 

You will be supported throughout the course by a college lecturer, a job coach and hospital staff. To ensure your learning is tailored to suit your own needs and goals, you will develop a Personal Learning and Support Plan. 

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

How to apply

To apply for this course, please complete the application form and email it to 

Please ensure that the form is saved as you complete it, to avoid losing any work, and that it is given a new file name. 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • You will be able to get on well with others aged between 18 to 29 years old 
  • You are willing to share personal information with Project Search partners 
  • You can provide evidence of your ability to work at SCQF Level 3 (Access 3) in all subject areas 
  • You can demonstrate your ability to work independently and with others 
  • You can provide evidence of excellent timekeeping and attendance 
  • You can attend five days a week, Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm, and be on time every morning 
  • Satisfactory reference 
  • Due to funding restrictions, applicants must live in the City of Glasgow. 

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

During the last 6 years of Project Search, students have gained employment with the NHS and a range of other employers e.g. Strathclyde University, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow City Council, City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Science Centre and many others. 

Jobs and further study

Employment in a relevant sector.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, 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.

I've applied — what happens next?

If you meet the selection criteria, you will be invited to attend a selection event, which may include a core skills profile and group activity. 

Prior to the selection event, you will be asked to provide proof of qualifications and a completed Individual Support Form. 

Selection events will take place between March and June. 

You will be informed by post of the outcome of your interview within 15 working days 

Once an offer is received you must reply within 15 working days or risk losing your place. 

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further details, such as funding information, joining instructions and induction date. 

You will be invited to attend an induction event, which will take place in June. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6064 / 0141 272 3772