Vocational Traning Services (Rural & Urban Training Scheme RUTS)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

People aged between 16 and 25 years old


RUTS is a charity designed to deliver vocational training and employability support to young people aged between 15 and 25 years old. This training and support can equip you with the tools and opportunities that they need to achieve success, reach your potential and sustain a positive destination.

The services are delivered using mobile equipment; motorbikes, bicycles and boxing/fitness. RUTS have a diverse team of full-time staff who deliver these activities, which are also coupled with the delivery of nationally recognised qualifications (SQA/SCQF). These activities aim to improve your health and wellbeing through practical and vocational nature.

Through these activities, you can learn new skills for work and skills for life, as well as gaining qualifications, and increasing your confidence and resilience.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Dependent on availability and access to funding, and funding eligibility

Location information

  • Public parking available

Opening times

Monday08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday08:30 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 16:00
Friday08:30 - 16:00

Contact Details

RUTS, Penicuik Youth Hub, 58 Queensway , Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0JJ

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RUTS service offer 2023
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Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Learning, employability, volunteering
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence

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