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Skills is a short personal development programme aimed at supporting young people aged 16-24 to progress into opportunities in training, education and employment. The skills provision is targeted at stage 1 of the Strategic Skills Pipeline.

What is the Skills programme?

The Skills programme allows participants to engage on a 1:1 basis or within a group setting to make the first steps to moving towards a positive future.

A dedicated key worker will support participants to overcome previous and ongoing barriers which may be preventing progression into a positive destination such as employment.

Key workers complete a needs assessment and identify areas of support required and set realistic achievable goals.

Building on existing skills participants will be supported to increase confidence in areas such as independent travel, opening bank accounts, healthy living, CV and employability workshops and work taster sessions.

The final step is matching and supporting participants into appropriate opportunities on the next stage of the Strategic Skills Pipeline.

When is this programme running?

Get in touch with the Edinburgh office on 0131 661 1354 to find out when the Skills programme is next happening.

When are they happening?

Find out when and where our employability programmes in Edinburgh are running.

Programme timetable

Get in touch

Get in touch with your local employability services office to find out how you can join one of our programmes.

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