The Committee is undertaking work on the central elements of its remit on an ongoing basis.  This page will be updated to reflect the work done on Skills.


Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - 29 June 2016

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills gave evidence to the Committee on 29 June 2016.  In advance of this meeting, the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary asking for a written statement on the Scottish Government's plans for Education and Skills policy in Session 5.

To inform the further planned evidence sessions in September and October the Committee undertook a number of meetings and visits in Stirling.

Stakeholder evidence - 7 September 2016

The Committee received written and oral evidence from stakeholders and experts.

Oral Evidence

Written Evidence 

SPICe Briefing

Scottish Government evidence - 2 November 2016

Read the Official Report of the meeting on 2 November 2016


Following the evidence session on 7 September. the Convener wrote to the Minister for Employability and Training highlighting concerns raised regarding the Apprenticeship Levy.  The Minister responded to this letter on 22 September 2016.

The Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills seeking further information on issues raised during the evidence session on 2 November.  The Cabinet Secretary responded on 1 December 2016.

Action for Children wrote to the Committee regarding their research, evidence base and service delivery with key areas of interest including the National Training Programmes in the context of the devolved employability programmes.