Opportunities for all

Glasgow City Council is wholly determined to deliver the explicit commitment identified within Opportunities for All, to offer a place in learning or training to every 16 to 19 year old not currently in employment, education or training. This unprecedented commitment ensures that all young people have the opportunity to improve their chances of sustainable employment through learning or training. It also ensure that the post-16 system focuses on supporting those at risk of disengaging as well as those who are already without current employment, education or training.

Glasgow's Youth Employment Activity Plan (YEAP)

Welcome to the Training Directory. All training programmes currently running in Glasgow can be found here! Click which stage you are to look at the different options for you.

Stage Overview

Stage 1

Interventions are designed for our most vulnerable young people

If you think you might need some one-to-one support with an experienced coach, to help you consider your options and next steps, the On Route team is here to support you. When you’re working with a coach, they will help you build your confidence and skills and knowledge to help prepare you for the future. Follow this link to find out more on the On Route page.

Stage 2

Programmes focus on personal development activity

If you’re comfortable working with others and want to develop your employability skills, gain knowledge about the world of work and learn how to access employment opportunities then Stage 2 is right for you. In most Stage 2 training programmes you will gain a qualification and possibly have the opportunity to do a work placement with an employer.

Stage 3

Programmes have a specific employability focus - either based around developing generic and/or specialist employability skills

If you are ready for a work placement focussed programme and are confident, have good timekeeping skills, and feel ready for work, a Stage 3 is right for you. In addition, if you are looking for a more specialist programme (focused on something like hospitality, construction or social care) these can be found at Stage 3 level.

Stage 4

Programmes are designed for young people who are job ready and require support to access appropriate employment

If you have completed a Stage 2 or 3 programme, or have previous work experience, a Stage 4 may be for you. These programmes mainly support you into a workplace and have you going out to work very quickly as they expect you to be work ready.

Stage 5

Services cover aftercare offered to young people and their employers to support young people to stay in employment once they have secured a job.

When you have found and secured employment this marks the end of your search journey and the beginning of a new chapter.  Whilst this is an exciting transition we recognise it can be for some a time of anxiety or disappointment if the job is not what you were expecting.  All training providers offer aftercare support during the stage 5 phase to help you settle into your new job.  If you are experiencing any difficulties you should contact your employability support worker.

Specialist Employability Programmes

We have a commitment to make sure that disadvantaged and unrepresented young people who have Additional Support Needs have access to appropriate support. There are many partner agencies who offer specific supports to these groups of young people and these specialist programmes are list below. Most of these partners are able to offer a "needs led" approach and therefore it is not appropriate to map these against the skills pipeline.

Click here to search the directory for local employability provision.

There are also national agencies who offer a range of products to support individual improve their employability skills.

Fair Start Scotland

Fair Start Scotland is the new employment support service for Scotland.

Fair Start Scotland will:

  • Develop your skills and attributes
  • Help you achieve your goal of employment or self-employment
  • Help you find suitable work placements or volunteering opportunities

Fair Start Scotland

Skills Development Scotland : Scotland’s National Skills Agency

Support and Funding for Individuals

Employer Support - Products/Services from Our Skillsforce Portal


Department of Work and Pensions : Supporting individuals move from benefits to work

Support and Funding for Individuals

Employer Support