Centre for Work Based Learning in Scotland

Innovation in work-based learning:

Making skills work

About the Centre for Work-based Learning

We’re a national body committed to driving cultural change and creating demand for work-based learning in Scotland. Work-based learning can help Scotland’s economy to grow and become more resilient. It bridges the gap between education and industry, preparing young people for career opportunities that help our businesses to succeed.


"[We are] in the midst of a technological revolution that is once again changing the nature of work." 

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

Source: The Spectre of Monetarism Speech, Roscoe Lecture, Liverpool John Moores University (Dec 2016)

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News & Events

What's new

On November 1st 2017, the Centre for Work-based Learning in Scotland will host an international symposium - Innovating work-based learning in Scotland: Thriving in the workplace of the future.

The event is now fully booked, but you can watch our live stream throughout the day.

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Our partners

The success of the Centre will be driven by effective partnerships. Our partners share our aspirations and are involved in leading and determining the shape of work-based learning in Scotland.

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Let us know if you are interested in our work and we'll be in touch.