Canal College

07 January 2015

Well this is it… the Scottish Waterways Trust are recruiting for the last ever canal college.

Please give a young person you know information about what we do, so that they can have the chance to take part in this cracking 14 week course! Check out our facebook page to hear from young people about their individual experiences.

The programme starts on Tuesday 10th  February 2015 and we are looking for young people aged 16-25 years old who are not in education, employment or training and want to learn new skills in the outdoors.

It's called canal college because we spend most of our time along the Union Canal in Edinburgh learning about canal engineering, management and maintenance, landscaping, wildlife conservation, tree planting and vegetation management. We have a use of the Lochrin Bell a lovely purple barge and there is a wee bit of writing to be done, but mostly we are outside doing practical hands on activities.

We are looking fornew recruits for projects in Falkirk and Edinburgh. The Edinburgh group meets on a Thursday and Friday and the Falkirk group meet on a Monday and Tuesday. Activities are run along the Union canal in Edinburgh and the Forth & Clyde in Falkirk. 

Young people will have the opportunity to achieve the following certificates:

  • Saltire Awards
  • John Muir (Discovery Level)
  • Youth Achievement Award
  • Health & Safety Certificate from Scottish Canals
  • Canal College Award from Scottish Waterways Trust.

And we give support with practical job searching, CV writing and interview skills.  On completion of the course we can provide a reference for any future employer.

If you like the sound of this please see the registration form and leaflet with more information. Of course if you want to have a chat or have any questions, give me a call on the number below.

You can also you can visit the Scottish Waterways Trust website and facebook page to see us in action.

Travel expenses are paid.

If you are interested please contact the Project Coordinator for more information and to find out how to get involved: For Edinburgh call or text Danielle on 07795 645683 or email OR for Falkirk call or text Carol on 07717 224725 or