Working4U Learning offers local young people and adults a wide range of learning opportunities designed to help you develop skills and also to help you in your journey towards work.

If you wish to find out more about the services we provide, chat to a member of our team, or are an organisation looking to refer someone to Working4U, the best way to do this is by completing the form below.

Referral Form

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There are a wide range of opportunities to help you get back into learning, including courses where you can gain a qualification. A worker will meet with you and advise you of the opportunities available. Recent courses have been: Child Development, IT, Personal Development but we offer many more courses.   

If you wish to find out more about what's available, please get in touch and a member of the team can discuss it further with you.  

Taking a step back into learning can be a little scary but if you want to improve your reading, writing and numbers then this could be a great place to start.  

We offer support if you want to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. 

Groups meet across West Dunbartonshire at various times and locations.  We are here to help you make the right choices about your learning based on what it is you want to learn, what's going on in your life at the moment and your future plans.  Together we will agree a step-by-step plan. 

You can also gain Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Core Skills qualifications which are free.  You can work on these within your group at your own pace.

If you wish to find out more about this, please get in touch and a member of the team can discuss it further with you.  

We all lack confidence sometimes but if you feel this holds you back then a confidence building course many be the answer. 

Do you wish you could feel more confident to move forward in your life - make positive changes?

Then a confidence building course may be just what you need.  People who come along to these courses tend to feel better in themselves, more able to take part in activities and stand up for themselves.  They can see a new more positive future for themselves and their families, this can involve moving onto other learning, getting a job, volunteering or starting training.

If you wish to find out more about this course, please get in touch and a member of the team can discuss it further with you.  

We offer a range of options for people to learn to use a computer - for absolute beginners and for those who want to improve their computing skills.  This can include gaining a qualification. 

There is also support for using the Find a Job website and using the computer for job searching, doing CV's, and covering letters. 

If you wish to find out more about this, please get in touch and a member of the team can discuss it further with you.  

We all know qualifications can be important when looking for work.  We can help you gain a range of qualifications and sector specific qualifications for FREE. 

There are lots of choices available for you to get qualifications - you can join short courses, a learning group, short workshops - it's up to you. 

If you wish to find out more about what is available, please get in touch and a member of the team can discuss it further with you.  

Foundation Apprenticeships enable high school pupils to gain an industry-recognised qualification whilst gaining invaluable work experience. This will help students build the skills and knowledge of their chosen field of study.

The Council's Modern Apprenticeship Programme offers significant opportunities for young people (aged 16-24 years, and those aged up to 29 years who are disabled or care experienced) to enter the world of work and gain a nationally recognised qualification. 

To find out more on the apprenticeship options, visit our Employability Support Services for Young People page for information.

We offer English language courses for learners where English is not their first language. This will help to develop their communication skills, and knowledge of living and working in Scotland.

More information on classes available locally can be found at,

ESOL Courses - West Region

We offer a range of courses and workshops in conjunction with some schools, where families can learn together through fun activities.

Parents can share and learn skills with their children, at the same time learning from other parents.

Examples of activities include healthy eating on a budget, cooking together, making activities fun, arts and crafts, literacies development and confidence building.

The courses can provide parents with the necessary skills and confidence to participate in different learning settings with their children.

There are a number of courses aimed at parents who want to increase their knowledge about supporting their children throughout childhood, for example certificated Child Development and Childcare Courses.

We offer support to young people in West Dunbartonshire schools.  The schools identify those pupils who would benefit from widening attainment and achievement including for example: 

  • SQA's
  • Dynamic Youth Awards
  • Youth Achievement Awards
  • Confidence building opportunities including PX2

The Experiential Learning programme is delivered to all Primary 7 pupils with the aim of exploring community safety messages e.g. road safety, fire safety, no knives better lives among others.

School aged pupils can get support with reading, writing or numbers within a Supported Study Club.  We design a learning programme specifically for the pupils based on information from their school.  Most pupils get 1-1 support by a trained volunteer; others can work in a small group with a Learning Assistant.

Pupils are referred to us by their teacher.

 

Working4U assist Youth Peer Educators to develop their own skills and knowledge to enable them to plan and deliver training and issue based work to young people across West Dunbartonshire.  

Working4U supports Peer Educators by offering on-going training and support for their own development whilst delivering a key area of youth services.  

Our Peer Educators  have been nominated for national awards and are an excellent example of young people having the opportunity to shape and be fully involved in delivery of local services.

We work with young people to support them and the wider community to take part in decisions which affect their lives. They make their 'voice' heard via local Youth Voice groups. Young people can develop projects aimed at making changes in their local communities. 

We link with all secondary schools to promote Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) elections.  We recruit candidates and support them with creating their manifesto.  Successful candidates are supported to run local campaigns, attend national sittings and participate in local decision making structures.  

Are you interested in volunteering with us?

There are huge benefits to volunteering with us, including free training, developing skills, gaining qualifications as well as getting a reference after 6 months volunteering - at the same time as giving something back to your community.

If you are interested, please complete our Volunteer Application Form

West Dunbartonshire Learners Voice group is made up of adult learners who aim to provide a voice for adult learners, locally and nationally.  They help promote benefits of adult learning, including co-producing the annual Learner Event.

You can find out more by visiting:

Learners Voice Facebook 

The Midnight League currently runs in two concurrent venues, Clydebank High School & Argyle Park near Vale of Leven swimming pool.  It runs every Friday night between 8pm and 10pm for young people aged 12 - 21 years.

Through Cashback for Communities funding a range of activities e.g. sports, arts and crafts and DJ nights are offered to local young people aged 10 - 18 years.  A number of partners are involved in planning and delivery.

Get Up & Go Club supports children and young people with additional support needs to access learning as well as giving them the opportunity to develop their social skills and confidence.

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If you wish to find out more about the services we provide, chat to a member of our team, or are an organisation looking to refer someone to Working4U, the best way to do this is by completing the form below.

Referral Form

The Youth Alliance was established as a community planning vehicle focused on addressing the challenges faced by our young people. Its overall purpose is to bring together all relevant partner agencies that work with and for local young people to strengthen partnership working and respond effectively to young people's needs and aspirations.

The Purpose of The Youth Alliance is:

  • To co-ordinate improved service delivery for young people through an agreed agenda.
  • To identify priority geographical areas and generic issues and to co-ordinate multi-agency initiatives to respond effectively to young people’s needs and aspirations.
  • To develop a high quality youth participation and engagement structure that partners can utilise to inform future service delivery and which gives young people a voice.
  • To improve access to a range of joined-up services for young people that will keep them safe and improve their life chances, health and well-being.
  • To improve opportunities for young people to gain access to appropriate learning, education, volunteering, training and employment.
  • To have a shared approach to funding for youth work/youth services to ensure strategic use of funding across the partnership.

The Adult Learning Partnership is a forum to engender a shared vision of Community Based Adult Learning in West Dunbartonshire through effective partnership working.

The Partnership coordinates adult learning in West Dunbartonshire by working together to meet the outcomes of the CLD Plan 2021-24. Including:

  • Accessibility: explore ways to improve access to services in terms of child care, venues, timetable and IT resources;
  • Guidance and progression: strengthen the Partnership’s approach to providing Adult Learning guidance for West Dunbartonshire Learners.

Membership includes representatives from the Health and Social Care Partnership; West Dunbartonshire Libraries; West College Scotland; Skills Development Scotland; Community Volunteer Service; Clydebank Housing Association; West Dunbartonshire Communities Team and is chaired by Working4U.