Youth Advantage Outreach 22-26 February 2016

Police Scotland are looking for 30 young people to take part in the Youth Advantage Outreach (YAO) Course which will run at Cameron Barracks, Inverness between 22 and 26 February 2016. This initiative is run in partnership between Police Scotland and Army Insight Course Teams.

YAO is a 5-day residential course, facilitated by the Army and based at Cameron Army Barracks, Inverness, for males and females aged between 15 and 17 years. The course is designed for young people interested in Army Life and outdoor pursuit and also those involved in minor offending and antisocial behaviour. All costs associated with the course are met by the partnership agencies. Free transport is also in place to take the participants to the course location.

Participants are divided into sections and taught low-level military skills; these activities help to build self-esteem as well as develop team working and leadership skills.

Activities include drill, sporting activities, navigating an assault course, map reading and an overnight field expedition.

The main criteria for those taking part in the course are:

  • aged between 15 and 17 years
  • have an interest in outdoor activities
  • does not suffer from asthma or ADHD

The closing date for applications is Friday 18 December. Please ensure ALL application forms are completed and returned by this date.

Please note anyone who has previously applied for the course is welcome to apply again.

If you have any young person who would be interested in the course then please contact Lauren Morrison on 01224 306949 Ext 66949 or send an e-mail to for further details and application forms.

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