Fully Funded courses for 16-24 year olds

Young Person's Guarantee

The Young Person's Guarantee is a commitment to bring together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect every 16 to 24-year-old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training or volunteering. It could also be an enterprise opportunity. 

At Dumfries and Galloway College, we are offering a range of selected FULLY FUNDED courses for young people in Dumfries and Galloway to help you gain qualifications or learn something new to help you live independently and expand your range of skills.

Hospitality Start

Learn the relevant skills and qualifications to assist you in gaining employment in the hospitality industry. You will undertake four certificated short courses that are either essential or desired within the hospitality sector.

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Basic Computing Skills

This 1-day course teaches the essentials of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

It provides the basic skills required for day-to-day work in a typical office administration role.

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Pre Apprenticeship - Master Chef Experience: Professional Cookery

This course is an excellent opportunity for you to prepare for a career as a chef, or to simply learn and gain invaluable cooking skills.

This course really is for everyone - school leavers; chefs at all levels; hospitality staff or community groups.

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REHIS Cooking

REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills - Preparing for Independent Living

This 3-day cooking class is aimed at those who have recently or are just about to lead a more independent life - ideal for school leavers who are about to embark on a journey through university.

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel

The course aims to give you all the basic skills you need to be able to use Microsoft Excel with confidence in your personal or work life.

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Care Start

This course is aimed at anyone looking to gain employment within the care sector and will provide you with relevant skills and qualifications to assist you in gaining employment. You will undertake four certificated short courses that are either essential or useful within the care sector.

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Literature 1

Develop your literary analysis skills and build your awareness of social and moral concerns to help you make reasoned judgments about literary texts, plays, poems, novels and short stories.

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Business, Management and Accounting


Numeracy at SCQF level 5 is about applying numerical skills in personal, workplace, social, and educational situations that involve graphical information, calculations, and solving problems.

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If you have any questions about our fully funded courses through the Young Person's Guarantee, leave your details below and our team will contact you.