Post-School Education and Skills Reform: Consultation on legislation

Closes 20 Sep 2024

Opened 25 Jun 2024


Our post-school education and skills system has a vital role to play in delivering many of our shared ambitions for Scotland – including our four priorities: eradicating child poverty; boosting the economy; tackling climate change; and delivering high quality, efficient public services. 

This consultation seeks your views on proposals for changes to the roles of the three funding bodies in the post-school system: Student Awards Agency Scotland; the Scottish Funding Council; and Skills Development Scotland.  We are proposing changes to simplify responsibilities for apprenticeships and student support so that we can improve outcomes and be more efficient.  We need to legislate to do this.

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Why your views matter

The learner is at the centre of our reform programme. We want to make changes to help to remove or reduce the barriers to entry into, and participation in, post-school education. We want your help to test our proposals for change to make sure they work for those learners and potential learners facing the greatest barriers. We are particularly interested in hearing what learners have to say.

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