Overview

Click on the infographic for the key facts from this indicator group. Adult education  infographic - please email info@gcph.co.uk for a transcript or an accessible version.

  • Around a third of adults over 16 in Glasgow had a degree and around a fifth had no qualifications in 2016. There is relatively little difference between men and women in terms of having qualifications, although slightly more women have no qualifications and slightly less have a degree.
  • In 2011, the percentage of the population with a Higher level qualification varied considerably between the neighbourhoods (ranging from 24% to 82%).
  • 8% of young adults aged 16-19 years old in Glasgow were not in employment, education or training in 2014.
  • In the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Scotland had higher than average scores for Reading, Mathematics and Science (PISA, 2015).  However, Scotland's scores have declined in all three categories since 2000.

Education is a broad concept with multiple dimensions and is not simple to define or summarise. A good education is an important foundations in life; facilitating future employment and providing access to a fulfilling adult life. Education is a resource for life that, apart from providing qualifications, can have a much broader beneficial impact on health and well-being in terms of developing values, emotional intelligence, self esteem and social functioning skills.

For information on children's learning click here.

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    Towards a Smarter Glasgow

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    Miniature Glasgow - Video

    An extension of the GCPH's work profiling Glasgow's health, produced in collaboration with the International Future Forum.
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