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Date of Event:    November 28, 2023

Impact Arts is running a 12-week creative employability programme for parents who live in North Ayrshire, starting Monday 8th January 2024, running in Irvine.
North Ayrshire based parents can attend this new programme which will run on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9.30am-2.30pm; to gain employability skills and SQA qualifications, and receive 1-2-1 support towards future employment, plus there will be lots of creative arts activities to enjoy.
Participants can receive up to £30 per week training allowance for attending the programme, plus travel expenses. The programme will be delivered in Impact Arts’ building, 60 Bank Street, Irvine. It’s a central location and only a 15-minute walk from the local train station.
Impact Arts’ friendly, supportive delivery staff will work with participants to ensure everyone reaches their potential and has a great experience. Our dedicated Pastoral Support Worker will help participants to gain an SQA qualification and will offer tailored support to help remove barriers to employment. Our Creative Lead tutor will introduce participants to new artistic techniques and will support them in creating artworks using various artforms.
At the end of the programme, there will be a celebratory showcase of work that will be planned, collated and hosted by the participants. Friends and family members can help the participants to celebrate their achievements.
Impact Arts aim to help each participant to build confidence and develop employability skills to ensure they go on to a positive destination once they complete the programme. This could be further training, education or employment.
If you are a parent living in North Ayrshire or a referral agency, and you’d like to express an interest in joining the Impactful Parents programme, please complete our REFERRAL FORM (
A member of staff from Impact Arts will then be in touch.
Hosting two Open Days in December, at our premises on Bank Street. Come along and meet our staff, who will be available to answer any questions, show you the building and even get you registered if you decide it’s right for you! The dates and time of the Open Days are:
Wed 13th Dec, 11am-2pm
Fri 15th Dec, 11am-2pm
There’s no need to book a place on one of our open days – just turn up!
If you’d like more information about the programme in the meantime, you can visit our website:
or you can contact the Programme Coordinator Antonis Kassiotis on: