For a lifetime.

For us, learning is not just about formal education and qualifications, but also about skills development and learning across a whole lifetime.

Skills and Employability Leadership Group

We also work in close partnership with further and higher education establishments, representing our members in discussions with the UK and Scottish Governments, and alongside partner organisations we play a significant role in identification of skills gaps.

Our Skills and Employability Leadership Group oversaw the development of our 2020 The Future of Skills and the Fourth Industrial Revolution report, which made recommendations on convening a Scottish Disruption Council to inform, agree and coordinate Scotland’s response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It also called for universities and colleges to expand and develop their offer of flexible, bitesize learning opportunities underpinned by support and incentives from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. Everyone in Scotland should have a lifelong entitlement to learning and we called on the Scottish Government to establish an ambitious, universal and flexible Upskilling & Lifelong Learning Fund to empower every Scottish adult to partly or wholly fund reskilling or upskilling opportunities at any stage of their life or career.

We also collated and submitted evidence to the Withers’ Scotland skills delivery landscape review in 2022.