Skills Development Scotland Funding: FOI release

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

Information requested

I would like to know how much money the Scottish Government has provided to Skills Development Scotland for its Skills Pipe Line and Digital Start Fund.

I would also like to know how many students they have registered and how many students have completed a course since they were founded.


The answer to your question is:

Digital Skills Pipeline

We have provided Skills Development Scotland (SDS) with £833,225 for the Digital Skills Pipeline programme; 463 candidates began and 506 candidates successfully completed training.

Digital Start Fund

We have provided SDS with £3,083,383 for the Digital Start Fund programme; 468 started and 380 candidates completed training.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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