Project SEARCH - Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


The programme enables 12 young people per year to receive support to undertake work placements across a range of job areas, all based within Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert. On-site, interns will be assisted throughout by a college lecturer and a job coach, as well as hospital staff and supervisors.

Project SEARCH is a transition to work programme for people aged 18 to 24, with learning disabilities. It effectively takes the classroom into the hospital and teaches interns employability skills on-site, in a real workplace environment.

The programme helps interns to learn real job skills that will prepare them for work by rotating them through a variety of different work placement experiences. This work-based learning is then supported by classroom activities each day, as well as regular discussion and feedback from supervisors throughout the programme.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be between 18 and 24 years old, have a learning disability and be a resident in the Falkirk Council area.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 months


Supported Learning

SCQF Level


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