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Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities for their members that contribute to collective prosperity, fairness and equality, for workers across Scotland.

Lifelong learning is build up on the below sections.

Everyday Skills

“Everyday Skills” describes a wide range of skills that are required in the workplace and at home. These are literacy, numeracy, basic IT skills and digital skills.  Some examples of which these skills can be used are, completing rotas and timesheets, reading customer orders, understanding house hold bills, helping kids with their homework, writing letters and understanding instructions.

Digital Inclusion

There are around one million adults in Scotland who lack basic digital skills.  Yet around 90% of all jobs now require people to have digital skills, it is also estimated that 35% of current jobs in the UK could become automated over the next 20 years.

With this in mind Digital skills has become an essential element of the Everyday Skills programme.  The URTU Learning project, aims to raise awareness of digital skills through Learn My Way, which is an organisation funded through the Tinder Foundation.  Learn My Way offer a range of courses to equip people with the skills they need to use a computer and access online services.  The URTU Learning Project has mobile learning centres which they can bring into workplaces to run digital courses.

Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships play an important role in equipping Scotland’s workers with employment, skills and experience. It is essential that Modern Apprenticeships are of a high quality and lead to industry-recognised qualifications.

Trade union engagement with modern apprenticeships is key. Unions play an vital role in the development and review of the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks. They also encourage employers to engage with Modern Apprenticeships, to offer good terms and conditions, equal pay rates and a safe working environment for apprentices.

 

 

 

 

 

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