Colleges to receive £10m Young Person’s Guarantee Funding

The Scottish Government has announced that colleges will receive £10m of funding for activity to support the Young Person’s Guarantee in academic year 2022/23.

The Young Person’s Guarantee aims to offer every 16-24 year old in Scotland the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

Colleges have received £10m funding each year since the Young Person’s Guarantee was launched in November 2020 and have utilised the funds to create a range of activities to support people under 25 enhance their qualifications and skills within their communities.

Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said:

“I am pleased that colleges will receive this much needed funding for another year in what is a very challenging period financially for the sector.

“The Young Person’s Guarantee funding has allowed colleges to create a range of new courses such as Skills Boost courses and Fast Track Higher National qualifications to support young people into jobs or further study and mitigate the impact of Covid-19.

“Colleges across Scotland are committed to working with young people to make the most of all the available opportunities during the pandemic. Colleges are a critical part of helping this generation to thrive in their future careers.”


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Jen Johnston, Head of Communications and Public Affairs
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Joanne Buchan, Communications and Public Affairs Officer
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