Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.

With more than 1,400 colleagues working across the country in schools, careers centres and partner locations, we are passionate about skills development and its contribution to a modern, innovative and prosperous Scottish economy.

We are committed to building a Scotland which champions fair work practices and a diverse workforce.  

Working with our partners, we strive to ensure employers have the right skills at the right time in high performing, fair and equal workplaces, and that every individual has the skills and confidence to get a job and progress in the workplace, achieving their full potential.  

Our support for employers includes tailored skills advice and funding for workforce development recognising the benefits this brings to employers,   individuals and the economy.