Case studies

  • Activity Agreements within the wider delivery of senior phase support

    This case study explores how East Ayrshire Council put in place a School Transitional Support Team to work with young people at risk of disengaging from education and those who have already done so.

  • Early intervention with Activity Agreements

    This case study explores the benefits of early identification through Fife Council's Icebreaker transition programme.

  • Early transition planning with Activity Agreements

    This case study explores the influence of Activity Agreements on early transition planning in the Highland Council.

  • Employer engagement with Activity Agreements

    This case study highlights how Renfrewshire Council combines strategic planning with innovative approaches to create increased opportunities for young people to get into employment.

  • Helping young people engage through Activity Agreements

    This case study explains how HYPE (Helping Young People Engage), a skills-based project delivered through West Lothian Council Community Youth Services, helps young people on an Activity Agreement re-engage with learning.

  • Intergenerational initiatives for Activity Agreements

    Intergenerational initiatives recognise the importance of building mutually positive relationships between generations and promote the positive contribution that young people make. This case study highlights two examples: YMCA Grantown on Spey and The Meeting Place in Culloden.

  • Integrating Activity Agreements into existing local structures

    The STEP service is well established in South Ayrshire and valued by partners, with a clear track record in supporting young people with barriers to progression. Find out how Activity Agreements gave STEP the opportunity to expand its services.

  • Measuring progress through Activity Agreements

    Find out how the Outcomes Star is being used to support the Trusted Professional role, providing a framework to work collaboratively with young people to identify their strengths and needs.

  • Overcoming barriers with Activity Agreements

    Young people affected by homelessness can be some of the hardest to reach. This case study explores how Argyll and Bute Council developed an activity agreement partnership with a local voluntary agency to overcome barriers to participation.

  • The role of business and industry in Activity Agreements

    Business and industry play a vital role in helping young people progress through Activity Agreements. This case study highlights projects in Dundee, Renfrewshire and Angus Councils.

  • Skills pipeline for Activity Agreements

    Find out how North Ayrshire Council deliver Activity Agreements by creating a skills pipeline, linking individual needs to opportunities at a local level.

  • Streamlining the Education Maintenance Allowance process

    Discover how West Dunbartonshire Council has streamlined the EMA process for young people undertaking an Activity Agreement.

  • Volunteering for progression in Activity Agreements

    Discover how The Citadel Youth Centre in Edinburgh is capitalising on the benefits afforded by volunteering to help young people on an Activity Agreement develop the skills, confidence and experience to progress to a positive destination.

  • Learner Journey: Craig, 17

    Chris Smart, from Skills Development Scotland, West Lothian reflects on Craig’s journey through an Activity Agreement.

  • Learner Journey: Tamara

    Tamara progressed from her Activity Agreement onto a full-time Employability Fund programme to gain further experience and skills before pursuing her goal of securing employment.

  • Learner Journey: Hassan, 17

    This case study outlines how Hassan, a 17-year-old Somali refugee, used the services of Glasgow’s Youth Gateway to integrate into the city.

  • Learner Journey: Bell, 16

    Learn how Bell’s Trusted Professional used a needs-led approach to engaging her in an Activity Agreement.

  • Learner Journey: Jay, 16

    Jay left residential care at the age of 16. An Activity Agreement gave him security, support and structure to his life and a goal to work towards.

  • Learner Journey: Hannah, 16

    This case study explores how a Trusted Professional helped Hannah to complete a Community Jobs Scotland placement and apply for a SAGE qualification.

  • Learner Journey: Jake

    Badly bullied at school, Jake was anxious in group situations and had disengaged from school without any qualifications. An Activity Agreement helped him return to learning and take part in volunteer placements.

  • Learner Journey: Ellie, 18

    Ellie was referred to Activity Agreements by Skills Development Scotland. Find out how she identified her own strengths and weakness, and with support compiled an individual learning programme.

  • Learner Journey: Gemma

    This case study highlights how an Activity Agreement helped Gemma to find a love of writing and publish her first book.

  • Learner Journey: Amy, 16

    Find out how West Dunbartonshire Council supported a young mum to rebuild her confidence and reapply for full-time study at college.

  • Community Jobs Scotland and Activity Agreements

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