Purpose of the group

The aim of the group is to bring together a wide range of organisations and individuals involved in skills development in Scotland to discuss and share ways in which skills development can be enhanced to bring sustainable economic benefits. 

Forthcoming meetings

Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 1pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5). 

Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 1pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5). 

Next meeting: 27 February 2019

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5).


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Colleges Scotland - secretary

A&M Community Training/Aplus Training

Application Recruitment

Barnardo’s Scotland

BEMIS – Empowering Scotland’s Ethnic and Cultural Minority Communities

Bio Reliance

BSE Skills 

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)

Castle Douglas Community IT Centre

CECA Scotland

Chartered Banker Institute


City & Guilds

City of Glasgow College

College Development Network

Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS)

Education Scotland

Employment Enterprise

Energy & Utility Skills

Essential Skills Plus Ltd

Federation of Small Businesses

Fife Council – Enterprise & Protection Services

Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Improve Limited

Indigo PR


Institute of Physics

ITC Academy

JHP Training

Lantra Scotland

Lifeskills Centres

Loch Lomond & Trossachs Community Partnership

National Trust for Scotland 

NHS Education for Scotland

Nithcree Training and Scottish Road Haulage Group

Pearson Workbased Learning

Perth College UHI




Scottish Building

Scottish Contractors Group

Scottish Countryside Alliance

Scottish Decorators’ Federation

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Funding Council

Scottish Land and Estates

Scottish Retail Consortium

Scottish Screen

Scottish Training Federation

Scottish Training Federation

Scouts Scotland

SCQF Partnership




Skills Development Scotland

SQA Accreditation


The Institute of the Motor Industry

The Open University in Scotland

The Scotch Whisky Association

Universities Scotland

Venture Trust 

Young Artwork

Get involved

Next meeting:
27 February 2019




Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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