Education, Learning & Work

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Council Offices

Online Contact Form:  CNES Contact Form

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) is the local authority for Na h-Eileanan an Iar council area of Scotland.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Jobs 

01851 822606

Current job vacancies with CnES.

Community Learning Hebrides

01851 822743

Community Learning Hebrides is the programme of community learning classes being run throughout Lewis & Harris by the Adult Learning Service of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and partner agencies.

Corra Foundation

0131 444 4020

Working to strengthen and amplify people’s voices and their power to make change. 

Since 1985 Corra Foundation has distributed almost £193 million and made nearly 24,000 grants to charities, helping to improve the lives of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage all across Scotland and in countries around the world.

Cothrom 

Uist:  01878 700910     Barra:  01871 810779 

​Cothrom Ltd is a Community Learning and Development Organisation based at Ormiclate on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.  It serves a population of approx. 6,000 spread across 9 islands that stretch for 80 miles from Berneray to Vatersay.  Cothrom has a small satellite learning centre on Barra. 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life. 14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Dyslexia Scotland

0344 800 84 84

Empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential.

Macaulay College

01851 700987

Macaulay College provides people with additional social and educational requirements with a programme of activities that encourages them to have meaningful and fulfilling working and social lives whilst achieving their full potential and reaching person specific targets. 

NHS Western Isles Jobs

01851 704704

Current job vacancies with the NHS.

Nursery Information

01851 822655

The Western Isles Family Information Service provides access to information on early learning and childcare services available throughout the islands.  You can search for the details of any of the following in your local area: Nurseries; Playgroups; Childminders; After School Clubs, and Parent & Toddler Groups. The Service also provides links to contacts and groups for family support and guidance. 

Skills Development Scotland

0800 917 8000

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. We contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills. We work with our partners to provide services that deliver the very best outcomes for Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy.

UHI Outer Hebrides

01851 770000

University of the Highlands and Islands.

UHI Outer Hebrides is a centre for learning and research with local, regional, national and international reach. The College was established in 1953 within Lews Castle, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and was originally titled Lews Castle College to reflect this. It began as a provider of technical training in seamanship but since then has diversified to provide a varied curriculum at its main campus and a number of learning centres throughout the Outer Hebrides.

Volunteer Centre Western Isles

01851 700366

Volunteer Centre Western Isles is an independent local charity with offices and staff in Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra.

We provide information, advice and support to individuals interested in volunteering, volunteer managers, voluntary groups, clubs and organisations, private and public sector organisations and companies.

Volunteering Hebrides

01851 702632

Volunteering Hebrides leads the way in volunteering for social change across the Isles of Lewis and Harris. Connecting more volunteers with vulnerable people than any other charitable organisation in the Hebrides, we welcome people from all walks of life to join our projects.

Western Isles Learning Shop

01851 822718

The Western Isles Learning Shop is an adult literacies centre run by the Adult Learning and Employability section of the Education & Children’s Services department.