Skills Development Scotland





As Scotland’s national skills agency, Skills Development Scotland works to create a more agile, dynamic and responsive skills system.

Working collaboratively with the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board as well as local, regional and national partners, SDS drives productivity and inclusive growth, ensuring there is a focus on evidence-based skills investment at the earliest stages of planning.

SDS helps large and small businesses attract, retain and develop a diverse pool of talent; and helps people make informed choices and fulfil their potential through the delivery of local careers services and access to learning providers, enabling them to train, re-skill and up-skill throughout their working lives.