Our mission is to inspire young people to take the lead in path development activities in their local community.
Path Skillz is an exciting five day learning experience which equips young people with the knowledge and practical skills they need to successfully plan, manage and deliver a community path project.
Path Skillz provides young people with an accredited progressive, inclusive and interactive learning experience which aims to:
- Build confidence, self esteem and resilience
- Provide opportunities for young people to learn and new and transferable skills
- Encourage young people to get more physically active outdoors
- Provide young people with a gateway to employability
- Encourage young people to actively participate in their local communities
What is involved in the course?
The young people will work in a team to problem solve and plan how they will upgrade a path in their local community before applying their knowledge to improve their identified path, gaining practical skills in the process. As well as gaining skills in project planning, path management and community engagement, participants will be given opportunities to develop stronger communication, team work and presentation skills.
When and where will the course be delivered?
The programme will be delivered on dates which suit your group and can include day, evening or weekend sessions. The course can be spread out over one week or several weeks depending on the needs of the group. Our Paths for All trainers will deliver the programme on site at the location of your choosing.
Who can take part in the course?
The course is aimed at organisations who work with disadvantaged young people aged 16-25. However, consideration may be given to young people aged 14+ if the organisation has insurance to cover the work involved.
We are currently looking for organisations who think their young people would love to take part in the Path Skillz programme. To find out more information get in touch with our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01786 641851.
Read updates from the young people taking part in the course on the Path Skillz blog.
Path Skillz is developed and delivered by our Active Environments team and is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage.