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.

The new training programme for 2024/25 is coming soon. Check here, the bulletin and social media pages for updates.

The 2023/24 brochure will give you an idea of the training that is on offer. 

Training Information

Is the training free?

  • Training is free for LAYC member groups’ staff and volunteers (except for First Aid training courses which cost £35).


How do I book onto a course?

  • Click on the “Book Onto Courses Here” button.
  • We aim to respond to your training request within 3 working days. If the course is fully booked, we will add you to the waiting list and we will be in touch if a space becomes available.
  • Approximately 1 week prior to the course date, you will receive a pre-training reminder email with all the course details.


How many people can I book onto a course?

  • To try and ensure that as many member groups as possible can access the training courses, for nearly all courses, there is a maximum of 2 people per organisation allowed on each training session.
  • Additional people will go on a waiting list.


What is your cancellation policy?

  • If you are unable to attend, please contact LAYC staff as soon as possible so we can offer the space to someone else.
  • If you do not attend on the day or cancel with less than 2 working days’ (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) notice, a cancellation fee of £25 may incur.
  • If course numbers are low, LAYC may take the decision to cancel the course. Please take this into consideration when/if cancelling your place.


What about parking?

  • We have a limited number of parking passes available.
  • Once you have received pre-training email which will be sent approx. 1 week prior to the course date, please email [email protected] to request a parking pass.
  • Priority will be given to those with accessibility needs and training facilitators.
  • There is on-street parking available in the area. Details can be found here.


Any questions or problems?

Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Please contact [email protected] and we would be happy to help you.

Thanks to all our Training Partners for their support!