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Aberdeen Foyer Families Programme

Last updated: 1st July 2024

Type of service:


Need supported:

  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Personal Development


Increased focus on wellbeing, increased confidence, increased social connections and increased employability, increased knowledge on child development.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Clients must be parent / carer of a child aged 12 or under. The course is delivered in both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Referrals can be made via an online referral form (

Further Information:

Foyer Families is a 16-week fully-funded programme created and delivered by Aberdeen Foyer which helps clients to: – Achieve accredited learning and employability skills – Progress into further education and/or employment – Support their child’ development through learning and play – Improve the health and wellbeing of themselves and their family. Working in partnership with North East Scotland College (Nescol), clients will work towards gaining City & Guilds Extended Level 1 in Employability Skills, REHIS Food Hygiene Cert, Pediatric First Aid, Customer Service, Manual Handling certificates. Workshops include financial support, child development, mindfulness, thai chi as well as cooking on a budget. The course is delivered 3 days per week for 16 weeks. Bryan MacKay Phone: 07880 031 878 Email: Sharon Emslie (Online/Aberdeenshire & Aberdeen City) Phone: 07774 643 489 Email: Kerry Grant (Peterhead) Email: Tev Warrander (Learning Team Leader) Phone: 07930 605 887 Email: