Left school with few qualifications. Joined a heritage related emplolyment training programme - Canal College®. The programme recognises achievement with the Heritage Hero Award, John Muir Award, Saltire Award; SQA Level 2 Certificate in Cultural Heritage; SQA Level 5 Unit on Working Safely. Secured a Heritage Lottery funded bursary placement with Scottish Canals through Historic Scotland, an apprenticeship and subsequent employment as a stonemason.
"I didn't enjoy school. (This was) a different way of learning - more laid back, not in a classroom. The John Muir Award and Saltire Awards helped me development my leadership skills and build my confidence..."
Angus - #MyLearnerJourney
After successful completion of a 4 year stonemasonary apprenticeship, Angus is now employed by Scottish Canals as a stonemason. Skills and aptitudes developed through awards on the programme are now being put to good use by being passed on to new Canal College® trainees.
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