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Access to Industry - Access Data (Access to Industry )

156 Cowgate
Magda Gucman
07809 555 709

Access Data supports Edinburgh parents in gaining or improving knowledge and skills related to the world of data, preparing them for the demands of the contemporary job market. Tailored to the individual needs of parents, the project is made both for those with no previous interest in data, as well as those who already possess some knowledge and skills. Access Data aims to help parents overcome any challenges they might be facing to move into employment or progress in their current job.

The programme offers one-to-one casework support so that participants can establish a positive, consistent relationship with one worker. Participants work through personal development action plans with their caseworkers. Progress is regularly reviewed to ensure that they are getting the maximum benefit. All support and training are delivered in a safe and supportive environment.

With us participants can:

  • Gain or improve digital skills
  • Learn what data is and how it can be used at work and at home
  • Gain data skills and other skills essential to get employed
  • Improve chances for employment or in-work progression in various sectors
  • Train or re-train for jobs in the data sector

Our offer:

  • Info-Sessions: a chance to learn more about the project and get answers to any questions about it
  • Data Taster Sessions: a chance to explore the world of data presented in plain English and through real life examples related to parents’ interests
  • 1:1 tailored support on every step of the way, including help with any challenges the participant might face
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Support into and during suitable courses
  • Employability Skills Training

Service Type

Employability and Education and training

Client Group

Disability, BME Groups, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare

Outreach offered


Our project is for parents, or those with parental responsibilities, living in the City of Edinburgh, who are either unemployed or on low income, and find themselves in one or more of the groups listed below:

  • They are disabled or have a disabled child
  • They are from a minority ethnic background
  • They are a lone parent
  • They have 3 or more children
  • They have a child below 1 year of age
  • They are below 25 years of age.

Access Data is not time limited, as we understand that our participants might face complex challenges and we work around their changing needs.

Due to current circumstances, Access Data is delivered remotely (via phone and online sessions through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or other tool preferred by individual participants). In the future, the programme will also be delivered at Access to Industry’s Community College based at 156 Cowgate in Edinburgh. The service will also be delivered in outreach locations. This will enable people who are not yet ready to attend the Community College to start their Access Data journey.

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