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Skills for Success

Skills for Success

Building on the past successes of MGS’s Interns and Heritage Horizon’s programme, we have launched our biggest learning programme to date. ‘Skills for Success’ has received funding of £535,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help Scotland's museum sector to address issues including a lack of diversity in the workforce; a lack of accessible entry and progression routes; the development of an accredited work based learning culture in museum sector organisations; and to tackle vital skills gaps.  

This national learning programme will provide 20 entry level and 2 management level non-graduates from diverse backgrounds with one year paid placements in museums across Scotland. Learners will undertake roles vital to the sustainability of the sector, including collections care and management; digitisation; fundraising and marketing; learning programmes and volunteer management. Meanwhile, they will have have access to a bespoke training programme and work towards the SVQ3 in Museums and Galleries Practice.  

Developing the capacity of the sector to deliver accredited work based learning

Skills for Success will build the capacity of the sector to deliver accredited vocational qualifications by creating an MGS assessment centre and training sector professionals as assessors and internal verifiers. These assessors and verifiers will be able to use their skills for the benefit of the sector after the project is completed.