Addiction Worker Training Project

Addiction/Recovery Worker Training Project

Applications are being accepted Scotland wide, but are particularly welcome from people living in the following areas where the project has previously been or is currently being funded:

Argyll and Bute, Borders, Glasgow, East Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Highland, Inverclyde, Fife, & North Lanarkshire

Please come along to one of our online information sessions which will be held on the following dates: 

  • 10th November 1-3pm (Online via Zoom)
  • 14th November 10.30-12.30pm (Glasgow – venue TBC)
  • 20th November 10.30-12.30pm (Edinburgh – venue TBC)
  • 29th November 10.30-12.30 (Online via Zoom)

Due to popular demand, we are offering another Online Information Session.

  • Monday 18th December 2023 10:30 – 12:30 (Online via Zoom)

These sessions will allow you to get answers to any questions you may have around the programme and will be an opportunity for you to meet the Project Support Team prior to applying.

Please email to register your interest in attending one of the sessions.

Click here for more information and to apply.

About the Project

For nearly 20 years, the Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) has supported and trained people with lived experience of drug and alcohol problems, to work in social care.

We currently run AWTP in Glasgow, East Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Borders, Fife, Argyll & Bute, North Lanarkshire and the Recovery Worker Training Project (RWTP) in the Highlands.

AWTP/RWTP prepares people for employment through formal learning and in-work placements over a 39-week period. AWTP/RWTP is a multi-award-winning initiative which offers a unique programme of:

  • Paid work experience
  • Specialist training
  • Intensive support to achieve an industry standard vocational qualification, the SVQ Level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare
  • Peer, and one to one support from SDF throughout the employment journey, and beyond

SDF understands everybody coming through AWTP/RWTP has a unique background and level of experience, and with that knowledge we ensure everyone gets the right level of support to help them succeed.

SDF Offer:

  • Pastoral support and professional supervision
  • Tailored support with IT, literacy, and to identify any gaps in skills.
  • Peer Support – AWTP/RWTP is a group experience, and you will be doing it with other people
  • A device to engage in online AWTP/RWTP activities and to complete your SVQ work, alongside any training required to use the device
  • Generous annual leave and public holiday entitlement
  • Access to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme

Get in touch

If you have any questions or want to learn more, call 0141 221 1175 or email the AWTP team –