Rural Energy Academy Courses

Rural Energy Academy Courses

Personal Development

Tuesdays 9.30 am to 11.30 am

This programme will provide a foundation upon which you can build your core skills, personal development and employability skills and will include work experience.

You will achieve a SQA Personal Development Award and complete a programme to increase confidence, soft skills and motivation. The course will also offer employer visits, health and wellbeing sessions and one to one support and guidance.

Core Units

  • Personal Development – Practical Abilities
  • Personal Development – Self in Society
  • Personal Development – Self in Work

Employability Skills – CV Building, Basic Interview Skills, Money Skills, Awareness of Local Opportunities, Health & Safety in the workplace, Placement Expectations.


Accident & Emergency

Tuesdays 12.30 am to 2.30 pm

Out of hospital CPR doubles the likelihood of survival in people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  This course is a short, fun and interactive look at first aid leading to SQA Level 3 Qualification.
Come along and learn how to save a life!

  • Lifesaver: An innovative new way to learn CPR
  • Current First Aid and Resuscitation Guidelines
  • Practical First Aid Skills/Treatment for
    • Burns and scalds
    • Minor injuries
    • Fractures
    • Shock
    • Wound Dressings/Bandaging
    • Prevention of Infection and Injury
    • Risk Assessment

Digital Skills

Wednesdays 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

At the end of this 8 week course you’ll be able to:

  • Search for employment online
  • Register and apply for jobs online
  • Use social networking to find jobs
  • Apply using online forms
  • Format documents and letters
  • Send and receive emails

Job Club

Mondays & Wednesdays 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

We offer help with:

  • Updating your CV
  • Creating cover letters when applying for jobs
  • Online job search
  • Interview techniques
  • Create a login for FIND A JOB and show you how to upload your CV for Job Centre Plus and how to send emails to your JCP advisor
  • Any other assistance you require to apply for your ideal job

Job Club

Thursdays 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

At Lesmahagow Development Trust, 56 Abbeygreen


CSCS Health & Safety Training

Thursdays 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Heath and safety in a construction environment.  Training includes your SQA qualification, CITB
online test and your CITB Green Card.

Who is this course for?
This training is offered to unemployed individuals, living in Lanark and surrounding rural areas who are aspiring to work in the construction industry or to update their out-of-date card. It’ll give individuals the knowledge and understanding to undertake jobs safely on a construction site.

This qualification covers common hazards and risks in a construction environment, safe manual handling practices, working safely at heights and working safely around plant and machinery.

You’ll attend on a Thursday from 1.00 pm-3.00 pm for 4 weeks. On the 4th week you’ll sit the SQA Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Unit (HX12 04).

Only when you’ve passed the SQA unit, on the 5th week you’ll attend South Lanarkshire College, East Kilbride for your online CITB Operatives CSCS test (transport will be organised from Lanark and return).

On successfully passing this test, South Lanarkshire College will apply for the CSCS Labourer Card on your behalf.

Job Opportunities
Once you have your CSCS card (usually within 2 weeks of passing your test) you can apply for labouring jobs on a construction site.

labourer card


Industry Specific Qualifications

CPC (driving modules), fork lift licence, resit lapsed gas qualification and any other qualifications* you may require.  (*funding is limited so please contact one of the team to ask about your specific requirements).


How to Get in Touch

  • Give Craig or Karen a phone 07813367422
  • Email:
  • Pop into our office at 2 Hope Street, Lanark ML11 7LZ (across from the Bank of Scotland)
  • Through your local Job Centre Advisor who will organise an appointment
  • We are located at Job Centre Plus in Lanark every Wednesday pm (check with JCP in Lanark)

We welcome applications and enquiries from everyone who’s looking to get back into employment and needs a helping hand.

Whatever your circumstances and whatever level of support you need, you’ll be advised on the best way for you to gain new skills, qualifications and experience, to maximise your chances for a job related to the energy/utility sector and its supply chain.