Scotland's colleges – delivering skills for the energy, engineering and construction sectors

Construction Strategy Group

Experts from all Scottish colleges attend the Construction Strategic Group (CSG) quarterly meetings to develop a national action plan to enhance the construction curriculum.

A key priority highlighted through the CSG is to analyse sector skills council’s contribution rates. A practitioner short life working group (SLWG) is currently working on a model fit for future delivery, this is made up of ESP, College Principals, Colleges Scotland and college experts.

Achievements to date:

  • Increment of the CITB contribution rates by 14%
  • Skills test funding secured up to December 2019
  • Development of a standardised national e-portfolio available Aug 2019

Further work is ongoing with Sector Skills Councils (SSC), Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Scottish Government (SG) to plan the transformational change required and to develop a functional training funding and delivery model.