Always wanted to have your own garden, but not sure where to start?
Learn to grow your own vegetables and flowers with the free SVQ level 1 and 2 course in Horticulture delivered by Cothrom in partnership with Lews Castle College
You will learn how to sow, grow, harvest, cook and preserve your produce. Learn what grows well on the islands and how to achieve the best results in your garden; equip yourself with new skills in pruning, propagating and producing colourful flower borders; improve the overall look of your garden or allotment and learn how to use a range of equipment.
Read more here, or get in touch with our Training Co-ordinator on 01878 700910 or email@example.com
Cothrom has secured grant funding from the Scottish Government Aspiring Communities Fund. The award will enable Cothrom to expand its learning, mentoring and support services within the local community. The “Grow Me” project will offer support and advice to enable people to access services to improve their quality of life and participate more fully in the life of the community. Susan Thomson has recently taken up the post within Cothrom and will be supported in the delivery by adult learning staff within Cothrom and other local providers.
The centre in Ormiclate will provide focus for the activities whilst outreach events will ensure that the community from Berneray to Barra has access to the service.
Increasing local service provision and encouraging inclusion and participation in community life leads to strengthened and empowered communities. The Aspiring Communities Funding of the “Grow Me” project will enable Cothrom to continue to provide community centred learning, training and childcare and to develop and deliver long term local solutions that address local priorities and needs.
We will be at the Claddach Kirkibost Centre on Tuesday February 5th for another drop-in session on digital skills.
Cothrom provides SVQ accredited training in a number of areas including business and admin, hospitality, childcare and health and social care. We are currently looking to recruit Freelance Tutors to support our team at Ormiclate in South Uist with travel throughout Uist to support students within the workplace.
Read more and access application details on our vacancy page here.
Cothrom are delighted to be working with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on the delivery of Foundation Apprenticeships within the Western Isles. We have been delivering Foundation Apprenticeships in Sgoil Lionacleit since 2017, supporting young people within school and within the workplace to achieve these excellent qualifications. The qualifications are relevant to those looking to move into work or into further education or training after school. Cothrom will be available at roadshow events to talk to young people about how the courses are delivered and what the benefits are. We will be working with local employers in Uist and Benbecula to support placements. If any students, parents or employers would like more details we are happy to discuss.
Read more on the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar website, here.
If you're looking to improve your skill set or CV this year, we have a wide range of courses and qualifications available to get you started.
Cothrom are currently recruiting for three posts which will support our existing adult learning services within the organisation. Post holders will work within the existing team and will be supported by the training co-ordinator, Nursery Manager and Manager and work alongside tutors and nursery workers.
Cothrom is looking to build on the pilot programme which was delivered in 2017 to deliver a parent club and will use Aspiring Communities funding to reach families within the community and provide a focal point for meeting, access to information and advice and contact with support organisations. The key aim of the families programme will be to provide somewhere for parents to come together in a safe and supportive environment.
We are looking to develop our after school provision which will enhance our existing childcare provision within the Centre. This is a very welcome opportunity to provide childcare from after school until 6pm and during holiday periods, providing activities including craft, outdoor play, games as well as homework time. The provision will be through the medium of Gàidhlig and open to all children up to the age of 12. The post holder will develop the service, working with parents and schools, to ensure the provision meets the needs of children and parents and works within the setting of the organisation.
Cothrom is also looking for a Recovery Support Worker. The main role is to provide 1-1 and group support to individuals who are in recovery from addiction or need support to start their recovery journey. The post works from within the Centre and works alongside tutors to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to participate in adult learning, volunteering, gardening and in developing coping strategies. The support to individuals is long term and meaningful. Cothrom operates within the Substance Misuse Partnership for Uist and Barra and the opportunity exists for additional hours in the provision of administration for the partnership, including prompting services within the community and planning joint events.
We will be looking for session staff for the services both for parents and for childcare so it you think you have skills to offer or would be interested in being a session childcare provider please contact Kirsty at firstname.lastname@example.org. For job adverts and descriptions, please see our vacancy page.