Developing work-based learning

Learn about our drive to get more employers involved in apprenticeships.

Diversity and inclusion

A diverse and inclusive Scottish workforce lie at the heart of our goals.


We work with a wide range of national and local partners to deliver across Scotland.

Supporting youth employment

In support of youth employment, SDS is one of the delivery partners for the Scottish Government's guaranteed offer of a place in education or training for all 16 to 19-year-olds through Opportunities for All.

We have a management statement and associated financial memorandum which has been drawn up by the Scottish Government's Employability, Skills & Lifelong Learning Directorate. This statement sets out the broad framework within which we operate and the memorandum sets out some aspects of the financial framework in detail. 

At the start of each business year Scottish Ministers issue a Letter of guidance (.pdf, 596kb) to SDS setting out key targets, objectives and priorities for the year ahead.

Our products and services

We work with partners to deliver the following key products and services across Scotland


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