Lifelong Learning and Employability (LLE)

Lifelong Learning and Employability supports young people, adults and families to improve their life chances through the development of skills for learning, life and work.  


The team work with adults through the adult learning programme which offers a wide range of subject areas and opportunities for those who wish to take a first step back to learning, develop their skills and knowledge or to gain a qualification including SQA Modules and National and Higher courses.  LLE work with adults to improve their literacy and numeracy skills and with those who do not speak English as a first language (ESOL). 

The team deliver Employability Fund programmes, Modern Apprenticeships, digital skills courses and qualifications including ECDL, School work Experience and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and other employment related programmes through vocational workshops in subjects such as Building, Cycle Maintenance, Painting and Decorating and Woodwork Skills.

The Focus Team can offer one to one support for those who want to move into further learning, training or employment.  The team also provide family learning and inter-generational opportunities where parents/carers and their children and young people learn together.


Young People 

LLE work with young people in schools, through youth work, streetwork, Activity Agreements, Learning Pathways and Awards Work including Duke of Edinburgh and Youth Achievements.

The team offer Activity Agreements for young people who have left school and are not involved in education, training or employment.  Young people make an agreement to complete a training programme based on what they want to do and get regular support from a keyworker to build up confidence, develop skills and help their career prospects.

Learning Pathways are a menu of opportunities for young people to take part in courses to build their confidence and progress to employment.  They offer an introduction to different areas of employment and lead to a guaranteed interview to entry level courses or employment.  Pathways are offered in subject areas such as Admin and IT, Sports and Wellbeing, Music, Youth Work, Green skills, Retail, Army and Childcare.

For more information about Activity Agreements and Learning Pathways, contcat Lesley Cairns 0131 271 3355 or email




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Fairfield House
8 Lothian Road
EH22 3ZG

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Tel: 01312713713

Provider's Name: Midlothian Council

Type: Local Council

Midlothian Council is one of the 32 Local Government councils in Scotland covering the Midlothian area.

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Tel: 01312713713

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