Skills Exchange SCIO is an employment and education charity, taking action to transform lives throughout South Lanarkshire. We have our main centre in East Kilbride and deliver our courses in Lanark from Castlebank Park. We are Disability Confident and SQA approved centre. See our current range of courses below or contact us for more information.

New Courses

New Horizons – Wellbeing ( part-time )

If you are 18+ and wanting some support to help get you back into a routine, meet new people, try new things and start thinking about the world of work then this new course can help. There is support for anxiety and stress and the opportunity to spend time helping with the new community garden being set up at the Village Centre in East Kilbride.

Starts on 30th May in East Kilbride

New Horizons – Pathways ( part-time )

If you have just left school or currently not doing anything and feeling a bit lost then this course can help give you some support and direction.

  • Work in small groups to take part in activities to help you build your confidence, increase motivation, identify your skills and strengths, set goals, develop team working skills
  • Find out more about the world of work – create a CV, learn about local opportunities, get help to make applications, practical help with interviews.
  • Try a work placement if you feel ready

Starts on 27th June in East Kilbride

Let’s Grow ( part-time )

If you’re aged 16 – 24 and want some outdoor work experience then Let’s Grow is for you. With a blend of centre based personal development / employability training and practical work experience in gardening / horticulture, Let’s Grow gives you the opportunity to gain qualifications, learn new practical skills and build transferable skills which are needed in any workplace. Work experience takes place at either the David Livingstone Birthplace, Blantyre; Castlebank Park, Lanark; The Village Centre, East Kilbride.

Next courses start on 4th July in East Kilbride and Lanark

New Horizons – Community ( in partnership with Coalburn Miners Welfare Society )

A brand new part-time programme for 16 – 24 year olds in Coalburn and surrounding areas to build personal development skills and qualifications. Identify your strengths, work with others and take part in a community project to develop your team working skills, build your experience and get the opportunity to gain more qualifications. Help your local community and yourself !

Starts on 5th July in Coalburn

For further information contact – 07706 360992 or e-mail info@skillscio.org

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How We Can Help You

We can help prepare you for the world of work through training in:


Job Searching

Personal Development

Life Skills

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Contact us to find out more information and keep an eye out for further updates and other courses currently in development.

What Do We Do?

Our mission is to help young people in South Lanarkshire on their journey towards the world of work by providing advice, guidance, training, qualifications and support.

We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live a good life and realise their potential. We want to help alleviate poverty and provide opportunities for the local community. We can empower you with the skills and self-belief you need to enter the world of work.

Do you own or manage a business?

Skills Exchange works in partnership with various employers throughout South Lanarkshire. These employers are invaluable and provide a great service by allowing our participants to gain practical work experience. If you would like to invest in one of our young people, get in touch today!

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