Informed Scotland April 2024 – Financial challenges for learning & skills

With political uncertainty across the UK, plus funding challenges and the Easter break, April was the quietest month for a while for learning and skills.

The impact of financial pressures can be seen right across the landscape, most clearly in some of the hard decisions taken recently.

Such as removing the Upskilling Fund for universities, a casualty of the Scottish Funding Council’s ‘difficult choices’ with university funding allocations. Skills Development Scotland’s update that there will be no Individual Training Accounts money available for 2024/25. And the John Muir Trust’s worrying pause in the John Muir Award due to ‘a serious financial deficit’.

It’s not all doom and gloom, however. Interesting and somewhat more upbeat items to look out for include:

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