Purpose of the group

The aim of the group is to bring together a wide range of organisations and individuals involved in skills development in Scotland to discuss and share ways in which skills development can be enhanced to bring sustainable economic benefits. 

Forthcoming meetings

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Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Colleges Scotland - secretary

A&M Community Training/ Aplus Training

Application Recruitment

Barnardo's Scotland

BEMIS - Empowering Scotland's Ethnic and Cultural Minority Communities

Bio Reliance

BSE Skills

Building Engineering Services Association [BESA]

Caledonian Strategy (Scotland) Ltd

Canongate Youth

Castle Douglas Community IT Centre

CECA Scotland

Chartered Banker Institute


City & Guilds

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (Scotland)

College Development Network

City of Glasgow College

Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS)

Education Scotland

Employment Enterprise

Energy & Utility Skills

Essential Skills Plus Ltd

Federation of Small Businesses

Fife Council - Enterprise & Protection Services

Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Homes for Scotland


Improve Limited

ITC Training Academy

Institute of Physics

JHP Training

Lantra Scotland

Lifeskills Centres

Loch Lomond & Trossachs Community Partnership

National Trust for Scotland

Nithcree Training and Scottish Road Haulage Group

NHS Education for Scotland

Scottish Contractors Group

Pearson Workbased Learning

Perth College UHI

PRojects : Communication, Strategy, Development and Project Management 

Scottish Building

Scottish Countryside Alliance

Scottish Decorators' Federation

Scottish Funding Council

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Land and Estates

Scottish Retail Consortium

Scottish Training Federation

SCQF Partnership

Scouts Scotland






Skills Development Scotland

Scottish Qualifications Authority

SQA Accreditation

Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC)



The Institute of the Motor Industry

The Open University in Scotland

The Scotch Whisky Association

Universities Scotland

Weber Shandwick

West College Scotland


Working Links

Universities Scotland

Venture Trust

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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