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students graduatingScotland's colleges and universities offer a diverse range of vocational and academic courses and are renowned for their world class research. With centres located throughout the country from the most rural settings to the heart of our major cities, our institutions offer a wide selection of qualifications.


The Scottish Government works closely with all colleges, universities and their key stakeholder organisations to achieve the outcomes for our learners and for Scotland, set out within our National Performance Framework.

In this section

  • Colleges

    Funding and governance of FE Colleges; the professional development of FE lecturers.

  • Universities

    Funding and development of higher education institutions.

  • FE and HE Student Support Review

    Information on the independent review of the further and higher education student support package.

  • Commissioner for Fair Access

    The Commission on Widening Access was established in April 2015 to advise Ministers on the steps necessary to achieve the ambition, expressed in the 2014/15 Programme for Government. (open)

Enterprise and Skills review

Our review of the support offered by our enterprise and skills agencies will ensure that our young people, businesses, workforce, training providers, universities and colleges all receive the joined-up support they need.