Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is
the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of
Scotland to develop and apply their skills.
SDS was formed in 2008 as a non-departmental public body,
bringing together careers, skills, training and funding
SDS plays a key role in driving the success of Scotland's
economic future, working with partners to:
SDS is preparing Scotland's workforce to maximise opportunities
in today's dynamic world.
partners SDS drives the Skills Planning Model, improving
the skills and learning system to make sure that:
Skills Planning Model (graphic above): how
skills contribute to economic growth in Scotland.
Helpline for individuals
0800 917 8000
Helpline for employers
0800 783 6000
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The annual target for Modern Apprenticeships – set by Scottish Government – has been raised from 25,000 to 30,000 by 2020.
A new survey has shown employers are continuing to invest in Modern Apprenticeships praising the benefits they bring to business.