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.



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Looking back at our first year

David Coyne, Director of the Centre for Work-based Learning, commented on the Centre’s first year of operation. Read the article here.

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The Future of Work is Human

The future of work is human, but we have to collaborate now. Read why Peter Cheese, CEO of CIPD, believes the future is uncertain, and why our human skills will help us thrive through industry 4.0.

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Develop by doing

Stephen Warwick, Vice President - Hybrid Cloud and Head of R&D UK at IBM, discusses how and why IBM implement life-long work-based learning, whether a new employee or experienced professional, in our latest blog.

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News & events

"[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)

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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