Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Literature review: Skills Development Scotland

The purpose of this literature review is to identify key issues and themes from evaluations and reviews of Scottish Government policy, as well as key evidence from bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


The focus is on the following three areas:

  • Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Skills Interventions
  • Employer Engagement

The specific objectives are the following:

  • to identify what is working well and what could be improved in current programmes, policy and delivery within the current remit and service delivery ambit of Skills Development Scotland.
  • to provide a comprehensive overview of the evidence base relating to these areas of policy and delivery, identifying common or recurring themes across different areas of activity
  • to identify gaps in the evidence base where further research may be beneficial


Start date 19th May 2008
End date 28th February 2010

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