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Action for Children - Women into Construction (Action for Children)

Unit 17&18 Castlebrae Business Centre
Hazel Kennedy
Similar to our flagship Youthbuild programme, this is an opportunity for women to explore the world of construction in a supported and interactive way.

This 7-week training programme will allow participants to explore the world of construction whilst gaining sector-based qualifications, work experience and practical skills.

The 7-week training programme is full time (5 days per week) and will include:

  • Trades taster days at Edinburgh College
  • Construction challenge – Build a wind turbine
  • SQA Level 4 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Accredited Construction qualifications
  • Work Experience Opportunity
  • Employability skills
  • Meet women in the industry.

The programme will start on Monday10th February 2020 and will be delivered from our training centre, Unit 17&18 Castlebrae Business Centre Edinburgh, EH16 4BB. Participants will be paid £55 per week plus travel allowance.

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 and 20-24

Pipeline Stage

Stage 3 / Vocational Activity and Stage 4 / Job Matching

Outreach offered


Client group

This is aimed at women aged 16-24 who live in Edinburgh or the Lothians.

Other information

Participants will be provided with caseworker support throughout the programme and will receive throughcare support on completion.

Likely progression routes include education (pre-apprenticeship), Modern Apprenticeships, employment or further training.

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