Oatridge offers a wide range of specialist training programmes to meet the needs of employers and individuals. If you are looking for a particular course that isn't listed please contact the college.
The Short Course programme is very flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of candidates. In some cases, and if suitable equipment can be provided, an instructor may be able to deliver a course at a venue outwith Oatridge.
Most courses focus on the development of a particular skill and are certificated by nationally recognised bodies such as the NPTC or Lantra. Other course candidates are rewarded with an Oatridge certificate. Scheduled certificated programmes include: First Aid at Work; Safe Use of Pesticides; Chainsaw and Forklift training.
Short course enquiries should be directed to Moira Montgomery, Short Course Co-ordinator on 01506 864807
Some short courses are eligible for funding through ILA Scotland. Before you book a course, you must have applied and returned the ILA application form and received your ILA Scotland account number. For an ILA Scotland application pack & to find out more, call free on 0808 100 1090 or visit www.ilascotland.org.uk/
In order to be eligible for ILA funding individuals must:
Be aged 16 years or over and be ordinarily resident in Scotland.
Have an income of £22,000 or less, or be in receipt of a qualifying benefit,
Not hold a UK degree or postgraduate qualification or overseas equivalent,
Not be formally enrolled in any form of secondary, further, or higher education,
Not be participating on a Skills Development Scotland (SDS) National Training Programme (NTP)*.
*The Skills Development Scotland (SDS) National Training Programmes, are Training For Work, Get Ready For Work and Modern Apprenticeships. An individual is considered to be participating on an NTP from the date on which they are registered on an NTP with Skills Development Scotland until the date on which they complete or withdraw from the NTP.