The Denis Law Legacy Trust aims to support & empower young people to be confident, capable, independent and responsible citizens within their own communities. We believe that education plays a pivotal role in achieving our 10 objectives that underpin our Positive Destination programmes (Torry, Northfield and the Extreme Art School) that are each aimed at improving prospects for employability and are targeted at young people living within disadvantaged communities within the Aberdeen area.

We operate a two year programme that enables any 16-19 year old to develop a personalized pathway of activities which will lead towards a positive destination. Everyone’s ‘positive destination’ is different. For some it’s college or university, for others its full time employment. We aim to support young people to achieving their ambitions in life.

Our  individually tailored programmes offer participants a focussed and relevant series of opportunities through a variety of experiences that lead to qualifications that will strengthen your potential employability in area of interest.

You will be mentored within the programme and given the opportunity to build your CV and complete a number of courses including First Aid, Child Protection, European Computer Driving License and Theory Driving Test.

Our programmes are supported and facilited by the Robert Gordon University, North east Scotland College and a number of corporate sponsors, organisations and individuals including Falck Safety, Nexen, Aberdeen Asset and Transition Extreme.

You can also choose a sport or activity that you enjoy and we will align you with a ‘Coach Education Pathway’.

Example Year 1:

  • National Governing Body Coaching Certificate (Year 1 – Sport of your choice)
  • European Computer Driving Licence (2 year course)
  • First Aid
  • Child Protection
  • Enrolment on an academic course that is aligned to your positive destination and chosen career.

Example Year 2:

  • National Governing Body Coaching Certificate (Year 2)
  • Theory Driving test
  • CV Workshops
  • Interview Practice
  • Enrolment on an academic course that is aligned to your positive destination and chosen career

We also offer support in English and Maths and our mentors will assist you with your CV and personal statement. You will also receive assistance with job applications and interview techniques as well as college/university applications through mentors and RGU’S Careers and Employability Centre.

Developing Young Workforce (DYW) Accredited

DYW helps to build meaningful partnerships between employers and education to benefit young people.

Our Positive Destinations programme has been awarded Bronze level DYW Quality Accreditation.

DYW’s mission is to be the vital link for businesses and schools to engage, inspire and develop the young workforce of the North East.

  • Facilitating meaningful engagement relationships between employers and school
  • Helping businesses to generate a sustainable pipeline of talent and skills
  • Developing support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged
  • Engaging with relevant stakeholders and partners
  • Supporting employers to recruit apprenticeships and trainees

To apply to our Positive Destinations programme click here or for more information please contact Hannah Clews on or call 01224 263684