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Cantraybridge

Cantraybridge established in 1995, is a rural skills training college located in Croy for young adults with a learning disability.   Students are selected from within the age group 16 – 30 and are expected to complete their training within a maximum period of 6 years. It is a company limited by guarantee and a Scottish Charity. 
 
The College provides rural based vocational training.  Students may attend on a full or part-time basis.   Training is given in horticulture, agriculture, estate maintenance /woodwork, bird rearing including small animal care and also Basic Adult Education and computer IT skills.   We are an approved SVQ training centre, and students during their six years at College can achieve a qualification in one or more subject.

Cantraybridge gives the opportunity to acquire skills and competencies in rural activities. These activities are also a tool for the development of confidence, self esteem, social and independent living skills. The aim is to enable students to realise their potential in living, working, and contributing to the community. The college is also mindful of the need for education in health and social issues.
 
Cantray Square is their residential unit which provides housing with support for 19 of their students.   Their tenants have short assured tenancy agreements.   They aim to teach them independent living skills to prepare them for life after Cantraybridge.   As well as providing support, it aims to facilitate students to live as independently as possible when they leave. This includes entering the world of employment in some form or another. Some of the students will be able to secure full time paid employment. The college is a member of the Workstep Consortium, which may help facilitate supported employment. For others, it will assist them in finding satisfying part time work or fulfilling voluntary activity.   The college believes that lives are enriched by being usefully occupied within the range of one’s abilities.
 
Cantraybridge understands in a very real way, the challenges, and the frustrations that face young people with a disability.

For further info, contact:

Cantraybridge College
3 Cantray Square
Croy
Inverness
IV2 5PP
Tel: 01667 493500
Email: admin@cantraybridge.co.uk 
Website: www.cantraybridge.co.uk


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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210