LAYC’s training programme runs annually between October and June, for a full list of courses and opportunities available for 2019/2020 download our training brochure below.

This year’s training programme includes a broad range of topics including mental health, emotional wellbeing, sexual health and play & physical activity as well as substance use awareness, understanding autism and working with parents/carers.

Courses vary in length, time and day of provision so there is something to suit everyone from volunteer, sessional and core staff. We have short 2 hour networking sessions to full day (10am-4pm) training.

TRAINING IS FREE FOR LAYC MEMBER GROUPS (although cancellation charges are in place- see below)

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All courses are evaluated and course certificates issued for all practical and continuing professional development courses.


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LAYC aims to support young youth and children’s workers as part of our main training programme thanks to support from The Gannochy Trust.

Inspiring Young Youth Workers (IYYW) is a free programme aimed at 18-25 year olds working or volunteering in Youth and Children’s organisations based in Edinburgh, East, Mid or West Lothian.

What We Can Offer

Free training places on LAYC courses
A range of training topics to choose from
A variety of days and times for training
Certification for completed training
Support through training journey from LAYC staff
Training places are limited at each session & LAYC training cancellation policy will operate

What We Expect

You are between 18-25 years

Currently working or volunteering in a Youth & Children’s work setting in Edinburgh, East, Mid or West Lothian

Participants will be supported to share their learning – either by delivering new opportunities in their practice or by sharing learning with colleagues

Participation in a minimum of 10 hours of LAYC training

Participants will complete pre and post Young Youth Workers questionnaires

Organisations will complete pre and post Inspiring Young Youth Workers questionnaires.


LAYC operates a training cancellation/failure to attend policy, where if LAYC is not advised of a participant withdrawal 48 hours prior to the course starting, course fees will still be invoiced.

Course fee payments are invoiced post training.

Course certificates are issued upon payment of training invoice.

If you are interested in registering for a training session, please click the following link to contact us.

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