Children and Youth Work

Find out what children and youth work is happening in your local community centre, pop into your local Community Centre and pick up a programme for more information.

The Year of Young People 2018 aims to inspire Scotland through its young people celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. To find out what is happening in East Lothian please contact community learning and development team.

More information on YOYP

Additional information

  • Young Scot - For information about young scot rewards, discounts and other really useful information please visit the Young Scot website.
  • Youth Parliament - Get involved with the East Lothian youth parliament, to find out more or visit the website the Scottish Youth Parliament website or contact the community learning and development team.
  • Duke of Edinburgh - Want to find out more about what’s involved in Duke of Edinburgh awards or find a group near you, please email dofe@eastlothian.gov.uk or visit the The Duke of Edinburgh's website.
  • YouthLink Scotland - Is the national agency for youth work, representing more than 100 youth work organisations across Scotland, to find out more visit the Youth Link Scotland website.

Community Training Calendar

Want to improve or learn a new skill? Need to take part in training to help with your current role?

In partnership with other organisations, we are offering a range of free short training courses open to all East Lothian volunteers and staff. 

Download our Community Training Calendar

For further information please get in touch with the Community Learning and Development team via the details on this page.

Family Learning

What is family learning? Children in Scotland spend approx. 85% of their waking time at home or in their communities and this provides a significant opportunity for learning. Family learning encourages family members to learn together, this includes intergenerational learning which is young and old learning from each other. Family learning activities helps parents to learn how to support their children’s learning whilst having fun. To find out about the Family learning opportunities in your community ask to speak to your local Community Development Officer.

Community based adult learning

Community-based adult learning takes place in different community settings and is delivered in a variety of ways. Community Learning and Development Services offers groups and courses on parenting, health and wellbeing and personal development. If you are interested in finding what groups and courses are on offer to develop new skills, build confidence and self-esteem then please contact your local Community Centre.

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