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ENABLE Scotland

What is Breaking Barriers?

Breaking Barriers is a ground-breaking partnership enabling young people who have learning disabilities to attend one of the leading business schools in the UK within a university campus, achieve an accredited qualification and gain real work experience with some of the largest employers in Scotland.

The first-of-its-kind initiative, delivered by partners The University of Strathclyde Business School, Scottish Power, and ENABLE Scotland has already been recognised as a pioneering project in the Scottish Charity Awards 2018; and has been shortlisted for the Widening Access Award in The Herald Higher Education Awards.

Our Vision is equality of access to the opportunities that world class education and organisations can provide; where people who have learning disabilities are equal members of an inclusive university community; attain an accredited qualification and achieve employment opportunities.

Breaking Barriers is more than an education and employment programme. Breaking Barriers enables young people who have learning disabilities to access the formative life-shaping experience of university that is a right of passage for so many of us; yet is currently available to so few young people who have learning disabilities.

For more info and to apply for the 2019 intake please download the prospectus and application form at
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This record was last modified on: 17 July 2019