Many types of people come through our doors and leave changed. Some with their first qualification ever.


ESC is an accredited organisation, awarding ASDAN qualifications that promote life skills and pave the way to employment. We also offer awards in Community Volunteering and in Expressive Arts (short course).

track record:

Since 2003 ESC has awarded:

  • 35 qualifications to medium-high risk male prisoners (18-50 years)
  • 12 to ex-offenders and people on probation, including medium-high risk people on the sex offenders’ register (male, 18-55 years)
  • 36 qualifications to disadvantaged youth (female and male, 14-18 years)

cv on film:

We worked with the Probation Board of Northern Ireland to create an innovative new course called ‘CV on Film’. 4 ex-offenders graduated. Each with their own film of their experiences – a new type of CV to show employers. Due to sensitivities around the participants, these are only available to watch in house if each of the ex-offenders agrees to it.