Fit for the Future: Developing a post-school learning system to fuel economic transformation

Report of Independent Review of the Skills Delivery Landscape provided to Scottish Ministers by James Withers. The Review considered skills functions and remits of Scotland’s national public bodies, making 15 recommendations for future adaptations to support the National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

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An independent review of the skills delivery landscape in Scotland was announced in September 2022, led by James Withers as independent advisor, and focused on ensuring that the skills system is fit for purpose and can respond to future challenges including a just transition to net zero.

The independent review sits alongside a wider ongoing programme of work to reform education and skills in Scotland. This work involves substantial changes to the education and skills landscape including review of qualifications and assessment, and the creation of three new education bodies.

The report acknowledges the important role of CLD to deliver a post-school learning system that gives parity of esteem to all learning that contributes to a positive destination for learners.

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