1. Access to Higher Education

    Record number of students from deprived areas at university.

  2. Removing barriers to employment

    Supporting people into work.

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19) higher education, further education and community learning and development: wider harms

    This paper considers the indirect, wider harms of the pandemic on students, learners and staff within the Further Education, Higher Education and Community Learning and Development sectors from the perspective of stakeholders and drawing on the findings or relevant reports relating to these sectors.

  4. A Blue Economy Vision for Scotland

    Sets out our long-term ambition for Scotland’s blue economy to 2045. It demonstrates how much we value our marine environment and its significance. This is captured in six outcomes sitting across a range of environmental, social and economic ambitions.

  5. Keeping the Promise implementation plan

    The Promise implementation plan sets out our actions and commitments to Keep the Promise for care experienced children, young people and their families. It contributes to our ambition for every child in Scotland to grow up loved, safe and respected so that they realise their full potential.

  6. Inclusive growth: what does it look like?

    This paper seeks to illuminate tangible examples of inclusive growth in Scotland, with a view to translating successes even if small in scale and sharing learning to inform future improvements in delivery.

  7. Supporting the retail sector

    Encouraging fair work and improving skills.

  8. Getting the Right Change – retail strategy for Scotland

    This strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil our vision for the retail sector in a fair, sustainable way. By delivering on its actions we aim for successful, profitable retail businesses, creation of new, better jobs and to become an exemplar for inclusive growth.

  9. Investment in tackling child poverty

    Supporting low income households.

  10. Putting Learners at the Centre: Towards a Future Vision for Scottish Education

    Report provided to Scottish Ministers by Professor Ken Muir on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, reform of Education Scotland and removal of its inspection function.

  11. Skills: shared outcomes framework

    This framework is the means by which Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council will monitor and report on collaborative projects that contribute to overarching skills outcomes, set in the National Strategy for Economic Transformation and the missions of the Future Skills action plan.

  12. Apprenticeships key to supporting NHS

    Delivering quality workforce.

  13. Scotland National Strategy for Economic Transformation: evidence paper

    This Evidence Paper presents evidence on the structure and performance of Scotland’s economy, and identifies areas where the new National Strategy for Economic Transformation must take action to deliver transformational improvements to Scotland’s economic performance.

  14. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation: summary

    This summary version of the strategy highlights the main priorities and actions we will take forward in the next decade to achieve our vision of a wellbeing economy.

  15. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation

    The Strategy sets out the priorities for Scotland’s economy as well as the actions needed to maximise the opportunities of the next decade to achieve our vision of a wellbeing economy.

  16. Young Person's Guarantee: measurement and evaluation framework

    Outlines how we will assess the impact of the Young Person's Guarantee. This includes evaluation work that helps us to understand the experiences of young people and employers accessing the Guarantee and help us improve targeted support where needed.

  17. Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 4: 2022 Edition

    This statistical publication provides information on the educational attainment and initial destinations of 2020/21 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland.

  18. Social Security assistance - effects of inflation: report 2021-2022

    A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 86A of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  19. Young Scots work promise

    £70 million investment in youth employment.

  20. Young people urged to apply for Job Start Payment

    Social media campaign kicks-off for benefit to 16 - 24 year olds

  21. Young Person's Guarantee: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA)

    A Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) relating to the Young Person’s Guarantee launched on 5 November 2020.

  22. Supporting people to get online

    Over £26 million to close the digital divide.

  23. Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020

    Results from the Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020.

  24. Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020: Technical Report

    Technical report for the Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020.

  25. STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

    Details of the eligibility criteria for the STEM teacher education bursary.

  26. Young Person's Guarantee Activity Plan (Phase 1): EQIA and Equality Action Plan

    The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) undertaken for the Young Person's Guarantee Activity Plan has highlighted a number of actions to be undertaken in order to fulfil the Public Sector Equality Duty. These actions have also been developed into an Equality Action Plan (see Annex) .

  27. Helping young people succeed

    Supporting the future workforce.  

  28. Employers back the Young Person’s Guarantee

    Growing number pledge their support.

  29. 93.3% of school leavers in positive destinations

    Proportion of pupils in Higher or Further Education at record high.

  30. Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

    This statistical publication provides information on the educational attainment and initial destinations of 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland

  31. School leaver attainment and destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  32. Young people helped with costs of new job

    695 helped in first four months of new scheme

  33. Prioritising jobs and skills

    Driving Scotland’s economic recovery.

  34. Recruitment to support disability payments

    Opportunities available in all local authority areas.  

  35. Rebuilding the economy

    Investing in jobs and skills.

  36. Helping vulnerable young people through COVID-19

    Almost £1 million to support people into work.

  37. EU funding threat for Scottish youth work

    Doubt over the future of Erasmus+ casts shadow over sector.

  38. CashBack for Communities

    More than 100,000 young people supported by scheme.

  39. £25 million apprenticeship support

    Creating opportunities for every young person in Scotland.

  40. New ways of working

    Upskilling and reskilling opportunities for employees.

  41. Growing the Young Person’s Guarantee

    First organisations sign up.

  42. Young Person's Guarantee – Phase 1: activity plan

    This Young Person's Guarantee activity plan will be updated at regular points to account for progress made and future activity to be prioritised as part of the Guarantee.

  43. £24bn infrastructure plan will boost jobs

    Benefits to reach every corner of Scotland.

  44. Labour Market Statistics for young people (16 to 24 years): Scotland

    A statistics publication for Scotland.

  45. Impact of furlough

    Extension of scheme could save thousands of jobs.

  46. Boost for Scottish youth work

    New fund to help education recovery from COVID-19.

  47. Delivering the Youth Guarantee

    Giving every young person the chance to succeed.

  48. Youth Guarantee - No-one Left Behind: initial report

    We are committed to supporting young people transition successfully into the labour market and recognise the challenges that they will face a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This ambitious plan sets out our commitment to ensuring that no young person is left behind.

  49. Higher Education Student Support for Scotland 2019-2020

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  50. New benefit for young people starting work

    Financial help with the cost of a new job

  51. Supporting National Trust for Scotland jobs

    Financial aid package agreed.

  52. Investing in our future workforce

    £10 million for apprenticeships.

  53. Rebuilding better

    Actions for economic recovery from COVID-19.

  54. £100 million for employment support and training

    Focussing on support for youth jobs.

  55. Scottish Public Sector Employment

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  56. School leaver destinations

    Proportion of young people in work, training or further study remains high.

  57. School leaver follow-up destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  58. Scottish research facing twin threats of COVID and Brexit

    Minister tells UK Government that urgent support needed within days.

  59. Supporting families through COVID-19

    140,000 children and young people provided with free school meals.

  60. Employment, unemployment and inactivity for young people

    A statistics publication for Scotland.

  61. School leaver attainment and destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  62. Better access to learning

    Digital hubs launched across South of Scotland.

  63. New research to focus on estranged students

    Government to work with leading charity on identifying key facts and issues.

  64. £19 million CashBack funding allocated

    Youth projects share cash seized from criminals.

  65. Youth Volunteering Innovation Project report: SG response

    Our response to the Youth Volunteering Innovation Project (Youth VIP) report and recommendations.

  66. Employment, Unemployment and Inactivity for young people (16-24 years): Scotland

    A statistics publication for Scotland.

  67. Procurement People of Tomorrow: procurement schools pack

    A pack designed for secondary school students to inform them of the procurement professions and the opportunities they bring.

  68. Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey 2019: technical report

    Technical report accompanying the Scottish EPS 2019 research report providing background information on the methodology used.

  69. Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey 2019: research report

    Comprehensive research report outlining the results of a survey of employers in Scotland regarding their approach to recruitment and training.

  70. Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey: 2019

    Official statistics release covering the key statistics in the Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) 2019.

  71. Sending computers to Africa

    Education initiatives benefit from used Scottish Government equipment.

  72. Modern apprenticeships: earnings

    The Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) from Modern Apprenticeships (MA) release provides details on earnings of those who completed MAs in Scotland. This release has median earnings split by key characteristics of individuals, such as gender, age, occupation, and SIMD quintile.

  73. New jobs benefit to launch next Spring

    Cash boost for unemployed young people.

  74. GLSS traineeship: recruitment brochure

    Information for prospective trainee lawyers about a traineeship with Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS).

  75. Future Skills Action Plan for Scotland: evidence and analysis annex

    An evidence paper to accompany Scotland’s Future Skills action plan.

  76. Costs of learning: student funding guide 2019 to 2020

    Funding guide for learners and students including those going to college or university.

  77. Job Grant: analysis of consultation responses

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on Job Grant, a new benefit to support young people moving back into employment.

  78. Record high for young people in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap in school leavers at lowest ever.

  79. Commissioner for Fair Access annual report 2019: building on progress towards fair access

    Second annual report from Commissioner for Fair Access, in which he assesses the progress on fair access in Scotland.

  80. Building Standards Year of Young People: attracting young people into a career in building standards

    This project investigated why young people are not choosing a career in building standards and looked for ways to encourage them.

  81. Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006: national review progress report

    This joint report from the Association of Directors of Education, the National Parent Forum and the Scottish Government outlines the progress that has been made in the fields of parental involvement, parental engagement, family learning and learning at home.

  82. Collaborating to help close the attainment gap

    Stronger connections between schools and youth work organisations

  83. Education maintenance allowances: 2017 to 2018

    Statistics on Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) recipients and payments made in 2017-2018.

  84. Moray pupils engineer success

    A96 dualling programme hailed by pupils and teachers

  85. Scottish Apprenticeship Week

    Nationwide apprentice network to inspire next generation.  

  86. Supporting graduates

    Over 1,300 Graduate Apprenticeship places for 2019/20.

  87. Employers encouraged to put ‘Fair Work First’

    Support to make workplaces fairer.

  88. Record high for school leavers in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap in positive destinations falls by half.

  89. Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 1: 2019 Edition

    Results of the initial leaver destination surveys (S3 to S6) and post-review attainment.

  90. STEM strategy for education and training: first annual report

    Overview of progress in the first year of the five year STEM Strategy for Education and Training in Scotland.

  91. Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs): interim review

    The overall aim of this review was to explore how RIC establishment had been taken forward in each region.

  92. Disabled students at university: discussion paper

    Independent paper from the Commissioner for Fair Access considers representation, entrant trends, retention and degree outcomes for disabled students by disability group.

  93. Children and young people's voices matter: progress report - February 2019

    Progress on the actions agreed at the Cabinet meeting with children and young people in March 2018.

  94. Consultation on Job Grant

    We are seeking views on key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment.

  95. A meal for every child at funded early learning and childcare sessions

    Major new Scottish Government scheme delivers healthy food, outdoor play & living wage in childcare.

  96. Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) regional groups: formative evaluation

    External evaluation to examine the early operations of four of the most established Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) regional groups. The study was carried out between December 2017 and April 2018.

  97. LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group: report to the Scottish Ministers

    Group's recommendations to the Scottish Ministers.

  98. Enterprise and Skills Board: strategic plan

    This full plan provides clarity around strategic direction to enterprise and skills agencies and a blueprint to Government to turn up the dial on productivity and drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

  99. STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2018

    The EQIA summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the STEM bursaries against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  100. Investing in entrepreneurship

    £650,000 funding to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  101. Youth Participation at record high

    91.8% 16-19 year olds in education, training or work.

  102. Learning together: national action plan on parental involvement, engagement, family learning and learning at home 2018 – 2021

    Sets out a vision for parental involvement and engagement from pre-birth to age 18 and takes account of national and international evidence base and Scottish education system expertise. Provides a national vision but allows for local and community innovation and flexibility.

  103. Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board: outline plan

    An outline plan for the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board which is a precursor to the full plan to be published later in 2018.

  104. Employment at historic level

    Progress made in tackling the gender gap and youth employment.

  105. Employment level and rate (16+) in Scotland increased to the highest level on record

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland 

  106. Personalised online careers support for all pupils

    Recommendations of Learner Journey Review published.

  107. Fund benefits one million

    Children and family organisations to benefit from extension.

  108. Strengthening cyber resilience

    New action plan puts cyber-skills at the heart of learning and development.

  109. Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  110. £3 million for language learning

    School funding to strengthen skills.

  111. Early years apprentices

    Increases to fuel roll-out of funded childcare.

  112. £14 million for young people and communities

    More than 100 organisations to benefit from funding.

  113. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  114. Youth employment target met four years ahead of schedule

    Pledge to step up efforts to build on progress.

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