Work-based Learning


If you're already working year round in one of the folowing employment areas you might consider one of our work-based learning courses and gain a qualification while earning an income. 

Sanita Kleine took her Business and Administration SVQ on a part-time flexible basis while working in customer services at our Fort William centre. Hear more about how it helped her to gain skills and build confidence.   


Business and Administration

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Business and Administration SVQ2

Working year-round in an administrative role already, the Business and Administration SVQ2 allows you to gain a recognised qualification for work that you're already carrying out on a day to day basis and develops your employability while you continue earning an income.

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Business and Administration SVQ3

Business and Administration SVQ3 is for anyone already employed and working in an administrative role. if you want to increase your skills and employability or maybe progress to the next level within your workplace then this course allows you to learn within the job while still earning an income.


Hospitality and Cookery

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Food and Beverage Service SVQ2

Designed for anyone in a full time job involved in any aspects of serving food and drink, this course could help you move into a role with more responsibility while carrying out your everyday role.

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Front of House Reception SVQ2

You're already in full time employment working on a reception desk or in a front office role. Increase your skills and gain a recognised qualification that could help progress your career.

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Hospitality Services SVQ2

Working full time across a range of areas in a hotel or hospitality setting, you're looking to strengthen your role with a recognised qualification. Your assessments are based on many tasks you'll already be doing as part of your everyday job.

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Professional Cookery SVQ2

Gain a qualification for tasks you're already doing as part of your job in a working kitchen and turn your daily duties into a succesful achievement for your future employability.   

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Professional Cookery SVQ3

You're already in a supervisory role in a working kitchen, now gain a recognised qualification for the jobs that you're carrying out on a day to day basis.


Aquaculture and Maritime

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Aquaculture SVQ2

Working in aquaculture already and want to progress your career with a qualification while still earning a living? Aquaculture SVQ2 enables you to gain a recognised qualification for work that you are already carrying out on a day to day basis.

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Aquaculture SVQ3

You already work in an aquaculture setting and want to gain a recognised qualification or open up promotion possibilities. Aquaculture SVQ3 increases your skills and employability and doesn't require you or your employer to organise any day release because our assessors visit you.


Health and Social Care

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Social Services and Health Care SVQ2

Are you working regularly with older or vulnerable adults as part of your full time employment? This flexible work-based course will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills while you continue to earn an income.

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Social Services and Health Care SVQ3

Taking this course will allow you to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council on completion. You could also continue to gain higher qualifications at work or think about studying at degree level.