Who’s where? A snapshot of the Scottish learning & skills landscape

The seventh annual Informed Scotland Organisations & People Special has just been published.

It’s a snapshot of a busy and ever-changing learning & skills landscape, helping our subscribers to quickly locate the key organisations and make sense of where they fit into the bigger picture.

Informed Scotland subscribers find it a useful directory of the main bodies and institutions operating across business, education, community & adult learning, government and wider society, including:

  • Sector-specific skills bodies
  • Local authority education departments and regional improvement collaboratives
  • Colleges and universities
  • Teacher education institutions
  • Developing the Young Workforce regional groups
  • Knowledge exchange & innovation centres.

This year there are links to over 380 organisations, up 20 from 2018 and more than twice as many as in the first edition in 2013.

There have been many changes since last year’s edition, including new organisations, name changes, mergers and closures, and new appointments, promotions, movements and retirements.

New organisations include the under-development National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) along with NMIS Skills, Screen Scotland set up by Creative Scotland, Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland and the V&A Dundee. Other new developments include two additional universities offering teacher education courses for the first time, and the first Scotland Director appointed for WorldSkills UK.

Gone are the Tech Partnership, National Skills Academy for Financial Services, Scottish Film Education and Scottish Waterways Trust, although much of their work has been picked up by other bodies including City & Guilds Group, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Screen Scotland.

Subscribers receive the Special as a bonus and find it a useful addition to their regular monthly digests, as demonstrated by feedback already received for the new edition: ‘This is great. So useful to have all these key contacts updated and in a single document’.

All new subscribers receive a copy: join the growing list of Informed Scotland subscribers and stay well informed. Email [email protected] to request a sample copy.

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