Supporting learning throughout our lives
Learning begins at birth and continues throughout our lives. Scottish Government education strategy, and the curriculum frameworks that deliver it, recognise that learning is lifelong, and are designed to help learners develop the skills they need for learning, life and work in an ever-changing world.
Here, we introduce the pre-birth to three framework, 3-18 curriculum, and the national guidance and frameworks which support adult learning and community learning and development, which together form the curriculum in Scotland.
The curriculum recognises the importance of developing the skills, insights and confidence to respond to the challenges and opportunities of our modern world.
The curriculum for all learners is underpinned by Scottish Government policy for development and learning.
Scotland's curriculum for 3-18 is designed to provide young people with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for learning, life and work in the 21st century.
Find out about the impact Curriculum for Excellence will have on Scottish higher education.