We work with young people to increase their personal, social and educational development and to help them to gain a voice, influence and place in society. Most of our work is with young people who have low personal and social skills and who are at risk of exclusion through antisocial behaviour, lifestyle choices or lack of opportunity.

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Training Awards

We recognise the achievements of young people who give their time to projects and groups and are affiliated to formal agencies that are responsible for providing certification for achievements, such as:

  • Youth Achievement Awards
  • Youth Scotland
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Scheme

If you would like more information on how you can get involved in any of these awards, please contact your local Community Learning Centre.

Youth Achievement Award

The Youth Achievement Awards are designed to encourage young people to take a more active role in activities.

Youth Achievement Awards come in four levels:

  • Bronze: you take part in activities
  • Silver: you help to organise activities
  • Gold: you plan, organise and lead your own activity
  • Platinum: you take on a leadership and peer education role

Some of the activities young people were involved in were:

  • organising discos
  • organising trips for their local youth club
  • writing a health magazine
  • attending a confidence course

For more information please contact us:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a personalised and challenging programme of activities that will help you get fitter, learn new skills, help others, experience adventure, meet new people and will give you a great sense of achievement. It is open to all 14 to 25 year olds.

The DofE involves 3 progressive levels – bronze, silver and gold. Each level contains four sections – volunteering, skills, physical and expedition.

At gold level you will be required to take part in a five day residential project away from home and with people you are meeting for the first time.

Where can I do the DofE with Falkirk Council?

The DofE is available through most secondary schools in the Falkirk Council area, through DofE groups in your local community, through youth clubs and through a variety of other organisations.

If you want to find out more information about your local group, please email Tom Whalley.

Further information about the DofE can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website..

Scottish Youth Parliament

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is a non-political, youth-led organisation that represents 14 to 25 year olds in Scotland. The SYP is designed and led by young people for the benefit of young people.

We have recently appointed four Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) who will be working within their local communities to try to bring about positive change. MSYPs get loads of opportunities and SQA recognised training to help them carry out their role.

For more information please contact us: