Discover Cyber Skills Programme

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th November 2021.

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Photo of Tess White Tess White Conservative

The figures show a 29 per cent decrease in the number of pupils who took computing sciences at higher level between 2016 and 2020, as well as a significant decline in the number of computing teachers over the past decade. What action is the Scottish Government taking to increase uptake in that area to ensure that a pipeline of talent is in place to meet serious challenges such as cybercrime, which has nearly doubled in the past year?