Access to Industry’s Programmes
At the heart of AI’s work are the Passport and Transition programmes. These are tailored to the needs of those who are moving on from particularly challenging backgrounds, including care, prison and substance misuse. To deliver these programmes we work in partnership with a wide range of other organisations (such as HMP Edinburgh) and care providers.
A key component of AI's work is helping people to develop essential core employability skills in areas such as communication, information technology and problem solving. To do this we provide a wide range of specific education and training courses in conjunction with well-respected educational establishments.
To read our 2017 prospectus, which lists all the courses we run, click here.
Passport works to support people moving on from prison so that they gain the self-confidence, skills and qualifications they need to get a job or move into further education.
Passport also works with young people who are leaving care and who are at risk of offending or finding themselves homeless. Participants must live within the City of Edinburgh and be aged between 16 and 21.
In these programmes, we offer group work activity complemented by a one-to-one approach. This personalised approach ensures much higher sucess rates for those involved.
- To find out more about the Passport Prison Leavers Programme click here.
- To find out more about the Passport Care Leavers Programme click here.
Transition helps people in recovery from substance misuse move into education or employment. Participants must live within Edinburgh and Midlothian and be aged between 16 and 65.
As in our Passport projects, Transition offers group work activity complemented by a one-to-one approach.
- To find out more about the Transition Programme (and Transition courses) click here.
We also run the MELDAP Transition Recovery College, funded by the Midlothian and East Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP). This brings together the qualities of AI’s successful Transition Programme and focuses on helping individuals in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse to make their way through the recovery process successfully, to develop their core skills and to take the next steps on to employment, further education or volunteering.
AI is also one of eight partners involved in the National Shine PSP for Women offenders, funded through the Scottish Government Change Fund.
- To find out more about Shine click here.
Skills and employability training
We provide a wide range of specific education and training courses in conjunction with well-respected educational establishments (such as Edinburgh College) and businesses in a wide range of sectors (including hospitality, retail and the public sector). All of these are free and designed to provide a stepping-stone on to further education or employment.
To find out more about our skills and employability training (and for a full list of our current courses) click here.
- To read our 2016 prospectus, which lists all the courses we run, click here.
All of our courses and programmes are designed to provide a stepping stone on to further education or enployment. Take a look at our case studies to see how Access to Industry works.