Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

PEP is committed to promoting lifelong learning opportunities for older and other vulnerable adults in North Edinburgh. Alongside a dedicated IT strategy, PEP plans and develops learning programmes aimed at meeting the needs of older people.

In 2014 PEP was chosen to host the Scottish Government launch of the digital Participation Strategy for Scotland.

Literacy & Numeracy

The aim of this service is to help people with their everyday literacy needs. Do you know someone who has problems reading? Do you want to brush up on your writing? Do you need help working with numbers? If so then we offer a friendly service open to all.

Diane, our dedicated literacy worker helps individuals to assess their needs and develops learning plans accordingly.

ICT Courses

We also have a dedicated IT strategy and develop learning programmes aimed at meeting older people's needs. 

The centre has a dedicated computer suite with 10 computers. Led by an experienced volunteer. there is a beginner’s class held on Tuesdays between 10am - 12 pm, and an advanced class on Thursdays from 1pm - 3pm.

Our IT sessions include; basic access to computers; an introduction to Word Processing; getting online and using the Internet; accessing email; databases; spreadsheets; and mail merge.

For more information on what lifelong learning opportunities are available, please contact our Learning and Training Officer Theodora at on 0131 315 4466, or email her at theopepequalities@hotmail.co.uk