In Scotland, an estimated 617,900 people in employment aged 16 to 64, excluding those in full-time education, participated in job-related training in the last 3 months. 25.5 per cent of all 16 to 64 year olds in employment excluding full-time students.
An estimated 1,805,100 people in employment aged 16 to 64 did not participate in job-related training in the last 3 months (74.5 per cent), 57,400 of whom were studying for a qualification which wasn’t related to their job.
The proportion of people in employment (16 to 64 years) in Scotland who participated in job-related training has decreased over time, in particular falling between 2011 and 2016 and has been similar to the UK since 2015.
Chart 1: Proportion of people in employment (16-64) who participated in job-related training in last 3 months, Scotland and UK, 2007 to 2022
Source: Annual Population Survey, January to December, ONS
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