Education and Training

Education and Training

The Scottish Government wants to improve life chances for young people, support economic growth and increase the number of jobs.

In July 2011 Education Scotland was established as a new public body, charged with supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education and thereby securing the delivery of better learning experiences and outcomes for Scottish learners of all ages.

Education and Training sub section

  • Early Years and Family Support

    Helping children to develop and grow, and in supporting their families in moving into or sustaining employment, training or education.

  • Schools

    Children and young people's educational experience should open the doors to opportunities which enable children to become successful.

  • Young People 16-24

    This section provides information on what the SG is doing to help young peoples skills and employment opportunities.

  • Post-16 Education Reform

    Aimed at improving life chances for young people, support economic growth and increase the number of jobs.

  • Universities and Colleges

    Scotland's colleges and universities offer a diverse range of vocational and academic courses and are renowned for their world class research.

  • Skills and Training

    The Skills for Scotland strategy sets out a new, flexible, responsive partnership approach to meeting Scotland's skills needs at a crucial point in our economic recovery.

  • Adult and Community Learning

    By 2020 Scotland's society and economy will be stronger because more of its adults are able to read, write and use numbers effectively.

  • Funding for Learners

    There is a variety of sources of funding available to learners in Scotland. The type of funding available relates to the circumstances of the individual.

  • Employability

    Enabling people to increase their chances of getting a job, staying in a job, and progressing further in work.

  • Study in Europe (Pilot)

    The pilot aims to help and encourage Scottish students who wish to study in the EU.

  • Doran Review

    Commissioned in 2010 to look at learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs.