The Youth Access programme is based on youth work principles and the sessions are led by youth workers. The programme supports learning, based on the development of trusted relationships built by youth work staff and young people. The young people are able to commission tutor support, as and when they have developed the confidence and interest in skills development, as appropriate.
While in the learning centres, the Glasgow Kelvin College youth workers lead activities. The programme is often also delivered in the context of other facilities and youth work activities, in which other youth work agencies generally take the lead role. The programme currently delivers over 25 sessions each week across 15 venues.
Youth Access workers are involved in the Glasgow North East Strategic Youth Alliance and are represented at all 6 planning Hubs.