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Education Scotland - Historic and current Learning and Development spend: FOI release

Published: 13 Nov 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
13 Nov 2020
Education Scotland - Historic and current Learning and Development spend: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000092642
Date received: 29 Sep 2020
Date responded: 9 Oct 2020
Information requested

You have requested information regarding historic and current Learning and Development spend in Education Scotland.

Response

1. External training spend in the previous 3 fiscal years (2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20) in Education Scotland, broken down by:

- Amount spend through the Civil Service Learning Contract and amount spent to deliver external training through other contracts
Education Scotland has not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period. All courses accessed by our employees have been without cost to the organisation. The spend on other external learning for the past 3 fiscal years was:
2017/18 - £73,272
2018/19 - £123,613
2019/20 - £78,993

Under the Civil Service Learning Contract:
- Amount spent on online/digital delivery versus amount spent on in-person delivery
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

- Amount of spend allocated for bespoke courses specifically developed for your needs and amount of spend allocated for ‘off-the-shelf’ training material
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

2. Breakdown of the 2019/20 external training spend through the CSL contract in Education Scotland by course, including:

- Total amount spent per course
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

- Total number of learners per course
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

- Training provider that delivered the course
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

- Course delivery method – i.e. online/digital or in-person
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

- Name of course
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

- Subject area of course
No information held as Education Scotland did not spent any budget on Civil Service Learning within this period.

3. External training budget for 2020/21 fiscal year in Education Scotland broken down by:

- Budget to spend through the Civil Service Learning contract and budget to spend on the delivery of external training through other contracts
Budget to spend through the Civil Service Learning contract: £0.00
Budget for delivery of external training through other contracts: £53,530

4. Any analysis undertaken on how your department’s training needs have shifted this year compared to previous years:
In line with our organisation response to COVID-19, we have developed additional internal development programmes on leadership, line management and supporting employee wellbeing across the organisation.

- For example, are you planning greater emphasis on Leadership and Management courses or training delivered through digital/online courses?
Our internal training and development work has shifted to being completely online due to COVID 19.

5. Total number of civil service employees working in Education Scotland (please provide latest available data)
317

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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