Category Archives: Developing the Young Workforce

City of Glasgow College Open Day

Saturday 18th January 10am – 4pm
We are holding an Open Day on Saturday 18th January from 10am – 4pm at our City Campus. There will be tours of our award-winning campus, demos and activities with staff and students available to chat about life at college and courses available. Visitors can come along at any time between 10am and 4pm and have a look around or chat with staff and students. There’s more information on our website – Open Day .

Wednesday 15th January
Full-time applications for August 2020 open on Wednesday 15th January. Our website has been updated and all the full time courses are on the website now so pupils can have a look at courses available so they are ready to apply on 15th January when they open.

If you need any further information please contact the college or have a look on our website (


FOUNDATIONS INTO CONSTRUCTION: Interested in a career in Construction?
This programme is designed to assist people get a job in the Construction Industry. Successful candidates will get certificates in Health and Safety, CSCS Card and Manual Handling. A one week work experience will also be provided.
WHERE: Work EastRen, 14 Lowndes Street, Barrhead, G78 2QX
WHEN: Mon 17th Feb for 4 weeks

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Clyde Travel Modern Apprenticeships

There are 5 Business and Administration vacancies with Clyde Travel in Hillington which have become available. Please see Mr Toal if you are interested in this opportunity or require anymore information.

Clyde Travel Management have partnered with Microcom Training to provide a fantastic opportunity for candidates looking to enter the highly competitive Business Travel sector through our Modern Apprenticeships Programme.

As one of the UK’s leading Business Travel agencies, with a presence in the USA, Scandinavia and Asia, we provide an invaluable service to organisations across a number of industries, ensuring the safe and efficient travel of staff to all corners of the world, in a precise and timely manner.

Based in our Glasgow office, successful applicants will gain a one-year fixed term employment contract, learning all aspects of business travel from bookings and supplier relations, through to finance, as you work across various departments, learning directly from industry experts, many with decades of experience.

At the same time, you will work with representatives from Microcom to gain your Business and Administration Apprenticeship SCQF Level 6 qualification. This advanced qualification is aimed at candidates managing a broad range of activities with significant complexity, responsibility and autonomy, and is suitable up to and including the level of supervisors and team-leaders.

Candidates can submit their application via the contact form alongside and should highlight their qualifications and reasons for applying.
We accept all National 4 & 5 qualifications and above, but candidates must hold a National 5 qualification in English.

The cut-off date for applications for our 2020 intake is Friday 6th December.

January Start Course at Paisley Campus West College Scotland

First Steps to Sport and Fitness (No entry requirements)

First Steps to Sport is an introductory new course designed to provide you with the opportunity to progress onto a range of NC Sport and Fitness Courses at West College Scotland. The course will provide an introductory experience into Sport and Fitness at College.

Sport and Fitness: Level 4 (Entry requirements, 3 National 4’S)

This course is designed to give students an insight into Sport and Fitness. The course will include Nutrition, Mental Health, Sporting Activities, Event Planning and Fitness Training.

Advanced Sport and Fitness (Entry requirements, 3 National 5’s)

This course is designed to give students a more in-depth knowledge and understanding on Sport and Fitness. The course will include; Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Methods,Coping Strategies for Mental Health, Sports mechanics, Sporting Activities and Event Planning.

Any questions regarding the courses please see Mr Toal.

Cyber Security Competition for Girls

Please find attached information about an exciting opportunity for pupils to test their cyber skills in a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) competition.

The CyberFirst Girls’ Competition is a free to enter contest for girls aged 12 to 13, who are invited to form teams and take on a series of online puzzles and challenges related to cyber security.

Registration for the 2020 CyberFirst Girls Competition opens on Monday 2nd December and is open to girls from S2.

The highest scoring teams from the opening round will go through to the semi-finals, taking place on February 8th in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North of England, Midlands, South West, South East and London, with the final on 15th and 16th March in Wales.

12,000 pupils took part in the 2019 competition, which tested their skills on topics from logic and cryptography to networking and online safety. Of the girls who took part last year, 98% said they would like to learn more about cyber security.

Chris Ensor, NCSC Deputy Director for Growth, said:
“The CyberFirst Girls Competition is a great introduction for young people to cyber security, and since its launch it has gone from strength to strength.
“While the competition continues to grow in popularity, we want to make sure we’re drawing on talent from all parts of the UK, and the introduction of regional semi-finals will help us do that.
“I hope this new format will encourage more schools than ever to get involved, and to help us build the diverse workforce so crucial to the nation’s future cyber security.”

PRESS RELEASE – CyberFirst Girls Competition

CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020 – Information