Land-based Learning Review report: SG response

The Scottish Government response to the Independent Commission for the Land-Based Learning Review that reported to Ministers with 22 recommendations to attract and equip more people, particularly women and young people, with the skills and knowledge needed to work in land-based and aquaculture sectors.

Ministerial foreword

Our ambition is to create a fairer, greener, wellbeing economy, enabling businesses to set up and grow sustainably across Scotland. It is critical that people now, and in the future, can develop skills and knowledge to fulfil their potential and to grasp the opportunities of a just transition to net zero. Ensuring our learning system equips people with the skills and knowledge they and our sectors require is vital to this.

We very much welcome the report of the independent Commission for the Review of Land-based Learning and thank the Commission members for what is a wide-ranging review of education, training and work-based learning pathways from early years to adults in land-based and aquaculture sectors.

The Scottish Government is taking forward a bold and holistic programme of Education and Skills Reform, informed by independent reviews and reports, including the Skills Delivery Landscape Review[1] and Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment[2], guided by the views and experiences of those at the heart of education and skills in Scotland. Our response to this Review complements this future focus to deliver system-wide change that improves outcomes for those teaching, learning, or working with the education system.

Our response also shows our commitment to attracting more people – especially women and young people – into our land-based and aquaculture sectors and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed, informed by improved evidence gathering and its use. This will be achieved by working together; public bodies, businesses, voluntary organisations and people; to contribute to Scotland becoming a wealthier, fairer, greener and more equal country.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills



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