Education & Employment

Information on help and support available for carers and young adult carers to get into paid work or further education.

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Flexible Learning Opportunities
Access to Universities
Job Interview Support for Women
Youth Employment Support
Online Support

Flexible Learning Opportunities

3 pictures in a grid one shows someone getting a manicure. The other is 2 construction workers holding a girder and the other is a first aid course group doing CPR on a dummy.

Are you a carer aged 16-65?

Not in education?

Out of work?

Dundee Carers Centre has funding to offer flexible training sessions to help carers like you gain skills, boost their CVs and get into work or education.

Scroll down to see some of the options, but if you are looking for something different, just get in touch and we’ll help you find the right course for you.

It was so good I felt like a proper adult and had a really awesome time. I’m going to do another course with Faith and provide treatments for other carers. I’ve started an Adult Achievement Award to help work out what to do next.

Contact Ellie to find out more

[email protected] 07713993431


Choose between:

  • Gel polish – Fingers & toes course with a free starter kit
  • Weekend lashes – Course with a free starter kit
  • Eye treatments – Course with a free starter kit
  • Mini facial treatments – Course Cost with a free starter kit


Options include:

  • Working as A Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry
  • Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Course (SCPLH)
  • Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff (SCPLS)
  • Food Hygiene and REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills

Or something else?

Why not try:

  • Moving and Handling in the workplace
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • CSCS card for working in construction
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Or anything else you can think of… we can work with you to find something that fits

Remploy Dundee

Remploy is an organisation that supports people who have barriers to work to find meaningful employment. Their Dundee branch has excellent links with local employers and will help you find a job that suits you.

You can find out more about their service by contacting Kenny Speed, Key Worker via [email protected] or 07788300201

Or by visiting the website

Online Support

My World of Work is Scotland’s career information and advice website. The site is designed to support everyone develop their career management skills, no matter what stage you’re at in your career. You’ll find advice and tools to help you find out more about yourself and the opportunities open to you.

Go to My World of Work

Skills Development Scotland also offers local support face to face or over the phone.

Contact the SDS Dundee Office

LifeSkills is a website to help young people recognise and develop their skills, boost their employability & stand out from the competition.

There are tools to help you identify the best career for you, build your CV, plan your next step and gain work experience.

Go to LifeSkills

Access to University

If you want to study at University, but have other commitments, or lack the conventional entry requirements, the Part-Time Degree at Dundee University could work for you. It is a flexible course that allows you to combine degree-level study with work or other commitments. Depending on how many modules you choose to study each year it can take you anything from four and a half to six years to complete a degree.

You can choose from a range of modules in various subject areas from across the humanities and social sciences, depending on your interests.

Find out more

You might also be interested in the short courses and online modules the university offers adult learners.

Abertay University have a range of opportunities for those wanting to access university education flexibly. AHEAD is a part-time evening course which, upon completion, gives you access to a wide range of Abertay’s undergraduate programmes.

SWAP (The Scottish Wider Access Programme) is a one year programme run by further education colleges for the purposes of facilitating access to higher education programmes. You can read more information on the SWAP website.

Click the links above or visit their Alternative Entry Routes page.