The Key Ideas

#91 Establish a national skills database and learning for fun strategy

Learning is popular. Many people would like to learn a language or dressmaking or car maintenance or an introduction to Scottish history. Learning has steadily been transformed into something provided only as a means of training people for work. This should also be reversed. Formal training providers such as colleges should be encouraged to provide much more open-access learning opportunities. The constant development of e-learning means Scotland could develop a national library of online learning. A national skills database could help match people who want to learn with people who already have the skills. And there is much scope for peer learning where groups of people get together and learn together.