The Ridge Training

The Ridge provides access to training and support for people who live in Dunbar and the surrounding area and we aim especially to develop the skills and employability of marginalised and vulnerable local people. It is important that we develop practical supports to allow these more vulnerable members of our community to overcome barriers in accessing training and necessary interventions, to facilitate the fulfilment of their potential.

We have a passion for our locality and the issues that surround it.  We strive to protect our local built heritage by creating a base of skills and knowledge to carry out restoration and maintenance of historic structures. Restoration and maintenance is not enough and we consult regularly with professionals and the wider community to develop business uses for some restored structures, to create jobs and to provide income to make our projects sustainable.

It is hugely important for us that we stimulate our local economy by improving Dunbar town centre as a tourist attraction, as well as an attractive place for local people to live, work and shop.

Training News

    2022-2023 23 AUGUST 2023 📈 Measuring Impact, Inspiring Progress Every year, we embark on a mission to assess our contributions to our local community and…
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Programme
    10 August 2023 We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Pre-Apprenticeship Programme, designed by The Ridge. This programme is made possible through…
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    Our 2021-2022 Social Impact Report has landed and we are delighted to share it with you. This reflection on our year highlights stories across our…

Training Projects Portfolio

NC Rural Skills

Alongside our NPA provision we deliver National Certificate in Rural Skills. A beautifully diverse course that covers everything from soft landscaping to estate management. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of students for 2021

NPA Construction

We provide an indispensable component of  East Lothian Work’s offering for young people across the county, as part of our ongoing quest to provide the best educational experience and outcomes for each individual.

Stonewall Repair

The Ridge Training has delivered well attended courses in Hot Lime Mortar training with Stockdale and Lyall and Stonewall Repair at the Backlands. More will be added to the diary in the New Year thanks to our strengthening relationship with Historic Environment Scotland.