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Lifelong Learning - ScotStat

ScotStat is a network for users and providers of Scottish Official statistics. It aims to improve communication amongst those interested in particular statistics and facilitate the setting up of working groups on specific statistical issues. This page contains information on stakeholder engagement and activity conducted in relation to Lifelong Learning.

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If you are keen to find out more about work relating to Lifelong Learning Statistics or any other facet of the work of the Scottish Government Statistics Group, you can register with ScotStat to receive updates. More information ScotStat can be found on the ScotStat homepage, including a feedback form and information on the work of the ScotStat Board.

Lifelong Learning - Consultation - ScotStat

ScotStat Committees/Groups

Two consultation groups with data suppliers and data users meet twice a year. Their remit contains an obligation to comment on the scope and content of Scottish Government National Statistics releases. Minutes will be published on the internet. Both groups are chaired by the Scottish Funding Council for Further and Higher Education:

  • the Institutional Group on Statistics (IGS) deals with information relating to Higher Educations Institutions
  • the Statistical Advisory Group for Further Education (SAGE) discusses college information.

Regular meetings are held with local authorities on EMA statistics.

Key Stakeholders

Other Stakeholder Engagement

Live Consultations

There are currently no live consultations for Lifelong Learning Statistics.

Previous Consultations

Consultation on Proposed Transfer of National Statistics Publications from the Scottish Government to the Scottish Funding Council

Consultation on Higher Education Student Support in Scotland

Consultation on Measures of Participation

Students in Higher Education Publication Consultation

Lifelong Learning Statistics User Conference

The Scottish Government hosted a Lifelong Learning Statistics user conference on 26 March 2010. The purpose of this event was to engage with users of Lifelong Learning statistics and to increase awareness of the statistics produced by the Scottish Government and other key stakeholders.


Openness about planning and prioritising is a key requirement of National Statistics and of our commitment to users and providers. The Lifelong Learning statistics plan for 2009-10 is available for comment:

The Scottish Government is happy to receive comments on the plan throughout the year. Comments will be taken forward as part of the consideration of the 2010-11 workplan. Comments can be sent by -


Lifelong Learning Statistics
Education Analytical Services
Scottish Government
5th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU

The Statistics Forthcoming Publications list should provide information on future statistical outputs for the coming year. These can be viewed at:

You may also be interested in viewing the Statistics Planning page for the entire Statistics topic.