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New Photography Course Launched

21 December 2015

Applications are now open for our exciting new photography course. This will offer students the opportunity to learn an integrated, hands-on approach to photography, teaching basic camera techniques, image manipulation and digital manipulation. 

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Shine Wins Prestigious Award

05 November 2015

The annual Herald Society Awards were held in Glasgow on November the 4th and Shine won in the Partnership Award category.

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Living Life to the Full at Access to Industry

30 September 2015

AI has just launched a "Living Life to the Full" course for Transition students at our 156 Cowgate HQ. The course was developed following the success of our MELDAP caseworker, Clair, who recently completed the same course when it was run at Horizon’s Recovery Café. 

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AI Certificate Ceremony Celebrates Students’ Successes

24 September 2015

AI’s annual certificate ceremony took place in June at Edinburgh College’s Milton Road Campus. 

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AI Caseworker pipes his way to world championship victory

21 September 2015

One of AI’s Caseworkers, Scott Hannah, was part of the victorious Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band that won the 2015 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow on Saturday, 15 August. 

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Public speaking session - from CSI to CSR

21 September 2015

In August, four staff members from Lloyds TSB delivered a public speaking session for participants in AI’s Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) course. 

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Another successful show for AI’s Festival Radio

21 September 2015

Our Festival Radio project has had another successful year, with nine students commencing the course and seven completing it and gaining two qualifications – Introduction to Media and Working with others. 

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AI participants crack the CSI:Cowgate case

21 September 2015

AI’s exciting new CSI:Cowgate course has had a successful first eight weeks, which has seen participants enhance their employability skills, gain valuable qualifications and have fun ‘solving a crime’. 

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New AI Psychology Course gets students thinking

21 September 2015

In direct response to student’s feedback, a new psychology course has been developed for AI’s class programme. 

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Latest from Creative Writing Course

05 June 2015

The latest work from AI’s Creative Writing group has just been unveiled. Click on the arrow to have a read.

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John Leach Celebrates 10 Years at AI

01 April 2015

Our wonderful IT trainer John Leach has worked with AI since 2005. During this time he has helped thousands of students get to grips with computers, he’s also seen AI grow, change buildings and develop its training provision. To celebrate his milestone of ten years of training, we asked him about his time at AI.

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AI Launches Boss Project To Help Young People Affected By Drugs

31 December 2014

AI is pleased to announce the start of a new initiative designed to help young people whose lives are being affected by drugs. The BOSS project, which launched in November 2014, is being funded by the Lloyds Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) and will run for three years.

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AI Offering Edinburgh’s Ex-Offenders The Keys To Success

31 December 2014

2015 looks set to be a busy year for AI with the recent launch of a number of new projects. One of the most exciting of these is the ‘Key to Success’ Programme, which has been funded by the Department of Work and Pensions and which has been designed to assist ex-offenders living in Edinburgh.

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Encouraging Employment Outcomes For Passport Participants In 2014

29 December 2014

AI is pleased to report that further young people who have been involved with the Passport prison leaver’s programme have recently progressed into employment.

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AI Gets Fit For Christmas With Its Winter Warmers Programme

29 December 2014

As the first flurry of snow arrived in Scotland in December, AI kicked off an exciting round of activities to make sure that everyone was ready for the Christmas season. 

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AI’s Marriott Partnership Leads To Jobs

28 December 2014

AI’s recent training partnership with the Marriott Hotel group has had a very successful outcome, with four of the six participants who completed the project being offered employment by the organization.

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Polmont Career Fairs A Success for all Participants

15 September 2014

AI’s Passport Project developed its progressive record of work in 2013/14, with the delivery of two successful Career Fairs at HMYOI Polmont.

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Certificate Ceremony Highlights a Year of Success

15 September 2014

AI’s 2014 Certificate Ceremony was held in June at Edinburgh College’s Milton Road Campus.

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AI’s CommonHealth Games Wins Gold

15 September 2014

Just like its Glasgow namesake, AI’s CommonHealth Games has been an outstanding success, enjoyed by all who took part and delivering a series of real benefits to the 39 students who competed.

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AI Caseworker Nominated for National Award

26 February 2014

Mark McCabe of the Access to Industry, Passport Project based at Polmont, has been shortlisted for the National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2014.

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Success of Polmont Career Fair Means a Repeat is in the Pipeline

25 February 2014

AI is proud to announce that the 'Rock and Goal' Career Fair, which our Passport team ran at HMYOI Polmont in October 2013, was a great success. A similar event is now scheduled to take place in Polmont in May.

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AI forms partnership with Shine

10 February 2014

AI has become one of eight partners involved in the National Shine PSP for Women offenders.

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Welcome to our new website

01 September 2013

We are pleased to announce the launch of our revamped website.

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Our Annual certificate ceremony highlights the success of students and staff

29 August 2013

The ceremony took place on Thursday 27th June at Edinburgh College’s Milton Road Campus.  

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Latest Newsletter

19 July 2013

The latest edition of the Access to Industry Newsletter is now available to read. Full of interesting articles about AI's sucesses and developments, you can download it here.

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