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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16540: Jenny Gilruth (Mid Fife and Glenrothes)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 9 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with its review of the 15 to 24 Learner Journey.

Answered by: John Swinney 10 May 2018

The Learner Journey Review has concluded its work and the report is published today. The Review has highlighted that Scotland is rightly proud of its education and skills system, which continues to deliver excellence and equity for so many of our young people. But there is more to do - we need all of our young people to get as much as possible from that system.

This Review provides a real opportunity to be absolutely clear about how we best align our system to deliver more choices; and to ensure that we value those choices equally - be they academic or vocational.

The publication of the report starts a new phase of further engagement and in taking the Review recommendations forward, we are committed to improving the experience for the learner and setting a clear expectation for more purposeful collaboration in partnership with schools, colleges, universities and employers.

Taking all this work forward together will require strong joint leadership, supported by the right evidence base, to ensure we continue to invest in the right qualifications and right types of learning to deliver the best outcomes for our young people and for the Scottish economy.