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web pic ypThe Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that our young people are successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. Support to achieve this is offered through both school and community settings.

The Government's Skills Strategy, Skills for Scotland gives a clear commitment to young people about the routes on offer to education, employment and training - and the support they can expect - and recognises the need to focus on young people who are at risk of moving into a negative destination.

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Youth Employment Strategy

Developing the Young Workforce - Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy which sets out how the Scottish Government will implement the recommendations from the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce.

Youth Work Strategy

Youth work is a core component of Community Learning and Development (CLD) which supports primarily disadvantaged or vulnerable groups and individuals. Engaging with young people within their communities, acknowledging the wider networks of peers, community and culture; it helps young people learn about themselves, others and society through informal educational activities which combine enjoyment, challenge and learning.

Scotland's Young People

The National Performance Indicator on school leaver destinations and our Skills Strategy, Skills for Scotland: A Lifelong Skills Strategy, both reflect the Scottish Government’s wish that all young people stay in learning after 16 since this is the best way of improving their long-term employability.

Opportunities for All

Every young person who is eligible to leave compulsory education and is making a transition to further learning, training or employment within the Senior Phase should receive an offer of post-16 learning.

Support for Learners

Help for young people, practitioners and partners, in every setting, to support learners into positive, sustained destinations.

Partnerships for Learning

Meeting the ambitions for the curriculum involves schools and other organisations working in learning partnerships. These partnerships can provide a coherent package of learning and support based around the individual learner and in the context of local needs and circumstances.

Information Hub

Do you want to know more? Here you can use a section map with quick links to all our pages within Young People 16-24. Access documents, publications and downloads from The Hub and for your convenience, hyper-link to our Partner's websites.


A useful list of some of our terms and abbreviations and what they mean.