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Our training programme supports our mission to strengthen the quality of youth and children’s work across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Training runs from September to June each year and is designed in consultation with member groups so we can provide the training that people need.

Courses vary in length, time and day of provision so there is something to suit everyone, from volunteer to sessional and core staff.  Course certificates are issued for all training sessions, on completion of course and course survey.

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Booking Training

Training is free for LAYC member groups’ staff and volunteers. Training is open to non-members for a small fee.

Book onto courses via the below button, and we will get back to you to confirm your place as soon as possible. 


Member groups can book up to 2 people per organisation on each training session, and additional people will go on a waiting list.  We operate a training cancellation policy: if you do not attend, are more than 15 minutes late, or cancel without giving 2 working days’ notice, a fee of £25 will incur.

If you have booked onto training and have not received our email, it is your responsibility to check your junk mail. Contact enquiries@layc.org.uk for any further information.

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