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Move On BBFF Employability Programme (Move On)

25 Greenside Place
Abby Jackson
0131 558 3740

This is an 8-week employability programme for young people aged 16-21 years who are interested in gaining skills and qualifications in a wood workshop. The course is suitable for participants at stages 1 & 2 of the Strategic Skills Pipeline.

Move On has teamed up with Action for Children to deliver an eight week course designed to improve young people's chances of employment in the construction sector or their chances of moving on to further training. Participants will spend one day a week at our wood recycling centre gaining practical, on-the-job experience in a construction environment. The group will then split their time between Move On's offices and Action for Children to gain numerous SQA qualifications as well as their CSCS card, First Aid and Manual Handling qualifications.

As part of the programme young people will gain:

  • SQA Core Skills
  • SQA Employability Award
  • Certificated Manual Handling training
  • Certificated First Aid training
  • CSCS card
  • Ongoing employability support
  • One-to-one person-centred planning for next steps
  • Practical learning and training in a wood workshop environment.

Service Type

Employability and Education and training

Client Group

Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served


Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement and Stage 2 / Barrier Removal

Outreach offered


Young people ages 16-21 who are at either stage 1 or 2 of the employment pipeline.

The programme will be delivered at the Move On offices at 25 Greenside Place, Action for Children Castlebrae business park and at Move On Wood Recycling Project at Broompark Business Park, Granton.

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