Skills Development Scotland (SDS)



Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s National Skills Agency.  We work with our partners to provide services that deliver the very best outcomes for Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy.  Our Career Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) services focus on equipping Scotland’s current and future workforce with the Career Management Skills (CMS) they require to achieve their potential.



The work we do in schools increasingly is focusing on engaging with young people earlier in their academic life and supporting them through to their transition from school into a range of options including: college, apprenticeships, training, university and volunteering.  This support is also available after pupils leave school by a team of post-school advisers based in your local area.

Our award-winning web service, My World of Work also provides trustworthy, expert information and advice – free to access at any time, for people at any stage in their career.


Below are some useful links to help you and your young person plan their future:
My World of Work
My Kid’s Career
Our Skills Force



Additional Support Needs (ASN) Network is for organisations involved with young people with additional support needs.

The ASN Network brings together a range of organisations and partners who offer support young people across Ayrshire to successfully progress and sustain employment, education, and training. ASN Network meetings are an opportunity:

To discuss issues facing young people, sharing/drawing on the knowledge of partner organisations.
To learning about current learning provisions and referral processes.
To attend presentations from guest speakers.

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