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Scotland launches vocational education and training review

The Scottish Government launched a review of vocational education and training in Scotland last week, designed to ensure it provides maximum value for money and economic return.

Linda McTavish, Convener of Scotland’s Colleges’ Principal Convention, said: “We note the announcement of a review on vocational education and training and look forward to receiving more details about it from Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Government. 

“Scottish colleges have received higher than normal applications for courses over the last two years as a result of the economic situation and a rising demand for access to college education, and they are doing everything they can to meet this demand. Colleges in Scotland deliver the majority of vocational training and qualifications, so we would welcome the opportunity to contribute to this review.”

The review will focus on the area of post 16 vocational education and training which supports people into work and helps sustain them in productive employment. It will primarily focus on the needs of young people seeking to make a transition into work and adults who are unemployed and are seeking to move back into work.

Errol Anderson

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