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Creative Pathways

In light of Covid-19 we have adapted our way of working and are delighted to be offering a Virtual Creative Pathway Course.

We know that formal education is not for everyone, and that finding a route to employment can be tricky. We believe that we can change that. If you’re 16-26 and are not at College or in Full-time employment, then this course could be for you.

Over 12 weeks and using the arts as a focus, we will support you to feel more confident, overcome some of the hurdles you might be facing and gain some qualifications. All delivery will be online, and you will be supported by an artist and opportunities co-ordinator who will provide 1:1 and group support. You don’t need to be a whizz at art to join in - an interest in creativity is more than enough. We will provide you with everything you need to get involved.

Our Creative Pathways programmes are a fun and engaging way for you to increase your employability skills, gain a qualification and work on some fun creative activities. During the course of 10 weeks we will work with you to gain the SQA accredited Employability Award and support you to progress to a positive destination, for example- further training, college or employment. We will ensure that everyone who joins the programme has the materials they need in order to participate, including art packs, SQA paperwork and access to digital resources.

A typical day might look something like this:

10am – 11am Morning check in

A chance to say hello to your group mates, check in with the tutors and discuss what activities will be taking place that day. One day may be creative activities, which our Creative Lead will walk you through, another day may be spent working on employability skills and your SQA qualifications- both of which our Pastoral Tutor will support you with

11am – 2pm Self-directed activities

This is your chance to work through the tasks that have been set for you by our tutors. You will also have the opportunity to talk to the tutors in a one-to-one setting during this time, as well as spend time with our opportunities coordinator who will support you with your qualification.

2pm-3pm End of Day check in

A chance for you to come together as a group and show off the work you have created, discuss any issues you may have had and see how your group mates are getting on with their work!

Throughout the Week

One-to-one sessions will be planned with our Creative Lead, Pastoral Tutor and Opportunities Coordinator.

Facebook Live sessions will assist you with your creative projects.

We will be available for support every day between 11am and 2pm if you have any problems or want to chat about your progress.

Upcoming project dates -


Glasgow/West Coast - 14th September

Edinburgh/East Coast - 14th September

Ayrshire - 21st September


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