Access Data

Want to learn more?

We are excited to be offering a number of sessions to give you more information about the project, and a special taster session too:

  • Info Sessions: A number of these will be offered throughout May, June and July, so please click here for more info and to register
  • Taster session: “Personal Data Protection.” This is open to parents interested in the Access Data project. Click here for details and to register.
  • New course: “Tntroduction to Digital and Data Skills” due to start on 9th August. Click here for details.

What

Access Data supports Edinburgh parents in gaining or improving knowledge and skills related to the world of data, preparing them for the demands of the contemporary job market. Tailored to the individual needs of parents, the project is made both for those with no previous interest in data, as well as those who already possess some knowledge and skills. Access Data aims to help parents overcome any challenges they might be facing to move into employment or progress in their current job. 

The programme offers one-to-one casework support, so that participants can establish a positive, consistent relationship with one worker. Participants work through personal development action plans with their caseworkers. Progress is regularly reviewed to ensure that they are getting the maximum benefit. All support and training is delivered in a safe and supportive environment. 

With us participants can: 

  • Gain or improve digital skills
  • Learn what data is and how it can be used at work and at home 
  • Gain data skills and other skills essential to get employed
  • Improve chances for employment or in-work progression in various sectors 
  • Train or re-train for jobs in the data sector

Our offer: 

  • Info-Sessionsa chance to learn more about the project and get answers to any questions about it
  • Data Taster Sessions: a chance to explore the world of data presented in plain English and through real life examples related to parents’ interests 
  • 1:1 tailored support on every step of the way, including help with any challenges the participant might face 
  • Digital Skills Training 
  • Support into and during suitable courses 
  • Employability Skills Training 
  • And more to come… 

Who

Our project is for parents, or those with parental responsibilities, living in the City
of Edinburgh, who are either unemployed
or on low income, and find themselves in
one or more of the groups listed below:
- They are disabled or have a disabled child
- They are from a minority ethnic background
- They are a lone parent
- They have 3 or more children
- They have a child below 1 year of age
- They are below 25 years of age

When

Access Data is not time limited, as we understand that our participants might face complex challenges and we work around their changing needs.

Why

Access Data offers the opportunity for participants to gain skills and knowledge that will enable them to make progress in education, further training or employment.

Where

Due to current circumstances Access Data is delivered remotely (via phone and online sessions through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or other tool preferred by individual participants). In the future, the programme will also be delivered at Access to Industry’s Community College based at 156 Cowgate in Edinburgh. The service will also be delivered in outreach locations. This will enable people who are not yet ready to attend the Community College to start their Access Data journey.

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Glasgow
North Lanarkshire
Edinburgh
Midlothian
East Lothian
South Lanarkshire

Funding Partners