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Space Station (Space and Broomhouse Hub Training Academy)

79-89 Broomhouse Crescent
Debbie Tomkinson

Space Station is part of our Space Training Academy and is an entry level course to help support you into the food, catering and hospitality sector.

An 8 week training course on one afternoon per week in our Large Hall at Broomhouse Hub. Our training involves being stationed at your own table with your own equipment and mini cooker to learn how to prepare a range of different dishes safely and creatively, in a nurturing training space. These sessions also include an educational element about the basic skills needed when working in a professional kitchen.

We provide optional employability support throughout the course, including occasional group training and 1:1 support meeting.

We also support you to find a positive next step, which could be:

- An on-the-job training placement, either with Space Kitchen, our community café, or with an external organisation

Volunteering, paid employment, further training or college.

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

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

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, and Stage 4 / Job Matching

Outreach offered


No qualifications or experience are needed to be a Space Station trainee however you need to want (and be able) to:

· learn about the food, catering and hospitality sector

· be part of a group and learn some practical skills related to this sector

· be keen to develop yourself and want to find a next step or paid work when the time is right

· commit to attending all sessions of the course

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