Skills 4 Sanday


Following the secured of funding from Scottish and Southern Energy and Scottish Sea Farm's Heart of the Community Trust, Skills for Sanday relaunched at the start of February 2017 with our new learning coordinator, Tracy. All the courses offered are available to any adult over the age of 16 on the Island. Some courses will be open to younger age groups where possible.

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It’s up to you!

Courses are identified and organised on a demand basis - so it's up to you to decide what you would like to see being offered. Is there something that you have always wanted to learn? Is there a skill that would increase your job or career options, such as a short course in construction, adult literacy or numeracy? I am very happy to come and talk to you whether you are a group, an employer with staff training requirements or an individual - please just ask!

Course requests which have been popular and are currently being investigated include: photography, creative writing, dry stone walling, gardening, driving and Midas (minibus), swimming, IT, websites, music, sewing and knitting, yoga, childcare, furniture restoration, bread making, electronics, aqua aerobics, science, butchery, electronics, Orkney crafts and skills related to livestock and sheep-keeping. If you are interested in any of these, or can offer your teaching skills and have not already told me, please get in touch via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Individual Learning Accounts.. 

Claim your £200 now! Did you know that Skills Development Scotland will give you up to £200 through an Individual Learning Account (ILA) towards the cost of employability focused learning or training? ILAs are a great way to improve your skills and the sooner you apply the more you benefit. ILAs are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. You can apply for an ILA if you do not have a degree and are not undertaking further education. Individuals must have an income of £22,000 a year or less.

To find out more and apply for your ILA call the Freephone helpline on 0800 917 8000. ILA approved courses will be run on Sanday such as Food Hygiene, First Aid and Construction courses. If you are not eligible for an ILA , but wish to attend a local ILA approved course, S4S will fund 75% of your course fees up to an annual value of £200. If you have a degree there are other options for you - please get in touch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.