NOLB Stage 1 Service

Scottish Government funded stage 1 employability provision for young people transitioning from school is delivered in the City of Edinburgh Council area by Third Sector providers. This service is known as No One Left Behind (NOLB) Stage 1.

The new NOLB Stage 1 Service was launched in April 2024, with provision split between seven geographical clusters across the city. These clusters are around schools located in the same geographical area, with one provider servicing each cluster.

NOLB Stage 1 Service projects are aimed at those aged 15.5-19, but up to age 26 for those with multiple barriers as stated in the NOLB Emerging Best Practice Guide. Dedicated staff work with young people to agree a bespoke package of activity to encourage and support them in taking the next step towards a positive destination.

Alongside this, there is support for the families of young people to ensure that they are giving the best chance of progressing through the employability pipeline and sustaining any moves into work, education or further training.

Cluster 1
  • Access to Industry
  • Adele Hill
  • Boroughmuir High School, James Gillespie's High School, St Thomas of Aquin's RC High School, Tynecastle High School, Gorgie Mills
Cluster 2
Cluster 3
Cluster 4
  • Triage
  • Alma Donaldson
  • Balerno Community High School, Currie Community High School, Firrhill High School, Wester Hailes High School, Woodlands
Cluster 5
Cluster 6
Cluster 7
  • Citadel Youth
  • Claire O’Brien
  • Broughton High School, Drummond Community High School, Leith Academy, Pilrig Park, Trinity Academy

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