Positive destinations for young people

Every young person in Scotland is entitled to support in moving to a positive and sustained destination. This might mean getting a job, entering a training course, going to college or university or volunteering.

Midlothian Promise is a major new initiative to deliver this support locally. Midlothian Council plays an important role in this, working alongside partner agencies.

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Activity Agreements

A significant part of this work involves Activity Agreements. This is a programme for young people aged 16-19 who have left school and are not involved in education, training or volunteering. You agree to complete a training programme based on what you want to do.

In return you will get regular support to help build up your confidence, develop your key skills and help your future career prospects. The overall aim is to help you become ready for formal learning or employment.

Download information on Activity Agreements (PDF)

Learning Pathways

Learning Pathways is a programme of opportunities for young people to build confidence and progress to employability. It introduces young people to the area of employment that interests them.

All Pathways lead to a guaranteed interview at entry level college courses or employment.

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Midlothian Educational Trust Fund

We award Midlothian Educational Trust Fund grants to individuals between 16 and 25 years who live in specific areas of Midlothian.

Grants of up to £500 are awarded. Grants are for higher education, further education, training, activity agreements, volunteering, modern or trade apprenticeships.

Find out about Midlothian Educational Trust Fund

For more information, please get in touch using the contact details below.