What we do

Skills Development Scotland’s Education team supports teachers, other practitioners, parents and wider range of partners across Scotland to play their complementary roles in delivering young people’s entitlement to a meaningful career education. One that equips them with the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to make smart choices and take control of their future learning and careers.  

This is ever more important in an increasingly complex and fast changing world.  

How we help

Professional learning

We offer a range of high-quality professional learning that explores why career education matters, essential career related themes and practical approaches to incorporating these into learning across the curriculum.

Partner support and resources

My World of Work has a wealth of information and tools for young people, partners and parents, with tools for learners, lesson plans and learning resources in the partner area. The Education team offers support to partners to build confidence in accessing and using these resources.

DYW and employer engagement

We’re working with Scotland’s regional DYW groups to connect businesses with education. One way we do this is through Marketplace, the online tool connecting schools and colleges with businesses. Schools and colleges use Marketplace to bring industry to life for young people and all activities are underpinned by a School Employer Partnership Framework.

Coming soon!

How is your school supporting skills development?  Throughout 2021/22 the SDS Education team plans to develop a toolkit that can be used to support the embedding of skills across the whole curriculum.  


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Collaborative opportunities

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please register your interest and we will be back in touch as opportunities arise.

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