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Review of post-16 education and vocational training in Scotland

Scottish Government
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  • Economics
  • Education
  • Political Science


Review of Post-16 Education and Vocational Training in Scotland Review of Post-16 Education and Vocational Training in Scotland Review of Post-16 Education and Vocational Training in Scotland Leader of the review : Willy Roe CBE BSc DUniv (Open) FRSA August 2011 The Scottish Government, Edinburgh 2011 © Crown copyright 2011 You may re-use this information (excluding logos and images) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit or e-mail: [email protected] Where we have identified any third party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned. ISBN: 978-1-78045-337-8 (web only) The Scottish Government St Andrew’s House Edinburgh EH1 3DG Produced for the Scottish Government by APS Group Scotland DPPAS11920 (08/11) Published by the Scottish Government, August 2011 2 Contents Chapter Page 1 Executive Summary 3 2. Recommendations 6 3 A strategic vision for Scotland’s future in post-16 education and vocational training 17 4 Building a more open and transparent system 31 5 A new funding model 37 6 Employability, employment, skills and growth 46 7 Business leadership, ambition, engagement and investment 61 8 Career Information Advice and Guidance 72 9 Work experience, placements and internships 83 10 Workforce development 92 11 Achieving greater public value 107 Annex 1 Terms of reference and conduct of the Review 114 Annex 2 The economic context 119 Annex 3 Technical detail on Personal Development Account 139 Annex 4 Workforce development – framework for action 143 3 1. Executive Summary 1 This Review has been carried out at a time when Scotland is facing a combination of tough challenges – demographic changes, growing international business competition, technological devel

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