Developing skills for learning, life and work.
The Skills Academy is Kibble’s tertiary Education and Training Centre, based in Hillington Park, Glasgow. It’s modern, innovative, and dynamic, fitting in with the many entrepreneurial, professional and industrious businesses that surround it.
Through the Skills Academy, young people aged 14-25 years-old, can gain valuable work experience, full training and qualifications in line with the current job market. The supportive learning environment, varied curriculum and practical lessons, partnered with rewarding work opportunities help young people develop skills which will increase their chances of finding and sustaining employment within a role they enjoy.
Bespoke Tertiary Education Programme
For many young people, entering the world of work can be both an exciting and challenging time. The Skills
Academy offers full-time, part-time and bespoke vocational programmes to meet the individual needs of each young person, with a focus on easing the transition from full-time education to the workplace.
Supportive Learning Environment
The Skills Academy provides a highly supportive learning environment where Key Trainers and Instructors provide training, ongoing support and encouragement to ensure the best outcomes for each young person. Key Trainers and Instructors provide weekly progress reports, course delivery and assessment, as well as promote key employment skills. We foster an ethos of inclusivity and teamwork, where we promote the successes of each young person from the small to the great.
“The Skills Academy is good, I have learned a lot since I have been here and although I’m due to move on soon I feel that I can take the skills I have learned with me into a real job. The staff are good and help you when you need it”.Young person
As a registered City and Guilds, and Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) centre, we offer a variety of subject choices as well as support with literacy and numeracy.
Our practice continually evolves to match the needs and strengths of each young person with the subject list growing accordingly.
Our mandatory training courses offer valuable lifelong skills, boosting confidence and self-esteem.
Young people who want to learn, work and achieve are fully supported at the Skills Academy. Driving lessons are offered in addition to qualification coursework. Also, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, we facilitate tailored advice and training related to CV writing, job applications and interview skills.
“We are all extremely proud of two of our young people who recently passed their driving theory and practical test through the Skills Academy. Both now have their whole driving license.”Depute Head Teacher Mark Robertson
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