The Programme for Government contains positive announcements and initiatives on job creation, upskilling and reskilling that the college sector welcomes. It is also encouraging to see packages put in place around supporting young people and apprentices, who are hit the hardest during economic downturns.

Media Release -  pdf Comment on Programme for Government - Tuesday 1 September 2020 (67 KB)

A new report sets a series of recommendations for colleges and universities to create more opportunities for students to progress seamlessly between a Higher National (HN) qualification into a university degree.

Produced by the National Articulation Forum, a joint initiative by Colleges Scotland and Universities Scotland, the report calls for an acceleration of action to develop pathways from college into university, to help more students avoid repeating levels of study across different qualifications by recognising their credit for previous learning. Further details can be found in the press release.

Read the  pdf Final Report of National Articulation Forum 2020 (7.23 MB)

The Scottish Government has issued a statement regarding the phased campus return for the next academic year. You can read the full release, including a comment from Colleges Scotland, on the Scottish Government website.