Skills Development Scotland collects and analyses data on our programmes and activities. This area has been designed to make a selection of relevant reports and information publicly available.

Latest statistics 

Quarter 1 2022-23 statistics on Modern Apprenticeships, the Employability Fund and Other Skills Initiatives and are available in this section - published on 9 August 2022.

The 2021 Annual Participation Measure statistics and interactive report are now available. 


User Engagement Survey

SDS would like to understand how our Modern Apprenticeship Official Statistics publications are being used and whether we are currently meeting user needs within our remit as a producer of Official Statistics. We have opened a user engagement survey, if you would like to take part please access the link here.


Code of Practice 

SDS has been a producer of Official Statistics since December 2019. We follow the Code of Practice for Statistics.

The Code of Practice for Statistics is based on three pillars:

  • Trustworthiness – through commitments to clear, orderly publication of statistics
  • Quality – of outputs
  • Value – of the insight provided

The public value of statistics is at the heart of the Code. By complying with the Code, SDS demonstrates that:

  • We are ethical and honest in using any data
  • We have a strong culture of professional analysis
  • We respect evidence
  • We are open and transparent about the strengths and limitations of our statistics
  • We communicate accurately, clearly and impartially
  • We are committed to engaging publicly to understand user needs

For further information, read the Code of Practice for Statistics here.

On the left you can search for statistics by programme and you can find our future publications schedule for statistics here.

Contact us if you have feedback or questions about any aspect of our statistics.


What's new

Useful links

Scottish Government statistics - For statistics on a wide range of topics, including labour market and lifelong learning

Labour Market Intelligence Reports - Published by Skills Development Scotland

Research and Evaluation - published by Skills Development Scotland

Regional Skills Assessment Data Matrix