The Council has six committees responsible for consulting and monitoring different areas of the Council`s activity.  The various committees oversee areas such as improving the knowledge of skills required by Scottish companies, in partnership with Skills Development Scotland.  support research and knowledge sharing by higher education and KAU institutions;  Account for and promote equality, diversity and participation in education;  monitoring the financial performance of the pension and prevention sectors, as well as monitoring internal risk management, corporate governance and auditing of the Board`s accounts;  Monitoring and reporting on the Council`s internal financial affairs;  and with the agreement of the Scottish Government to take decisions:(Ch. 1, at para. (5) on the remuneration of the president, the chief executive officer, the directors and the members of the board.  The Access, Skills and Results Agreements Directorate is responsible for developing the Council`s outcome agreements with financially viable organizations and has responsibilities for access and quality of education. The Finance Directorate is responsible for the use of CFS funds with respect to performance agreements, the protection of CFS funds and advice to FE colleges. Each institution funded by the CFS provides funding under a result agreement. The agreements define what the institution will do with the funds and what objectives it must achieve with these funds.  If an institution does not comply with the agreement, the CFS may recover funds from that institution. :3 In 2009, SFC threatened to recover money from Stow College after claiming £988,000 in funding for courses that the Auditor General for Scotland deemed ineligible.   After examining the eligibility of the college`s programmes, the SFC recovered GBP 2.88 million, paying a value of seven years from November 2009.
:4 For example, the 2014-17 result agreement for Edinburgh College set out targets such as increasing non-SFC income from 29% to 35% of the college`s total income, increasing the number of full-time students in internships from 1419 to 5000, and increasing the proportion of women enrolled in construction and engineering courses from 6.7% to 7.4%. :(Pp. 14, 18-19) « Many university courses give rise to SQA qualifications and others have qualifications that are provided by other contracting bodies, such as the City and Guilds, IMI. EAL or NCFE. The College cannot take decisions on course outcomes without the agreement of the contracting bodies and we have discussed with them how to conclude this year. The SFC was created as a non-departmental public body, which means that it works with partial autonomy of Scottish ministers and can act in an advisory capacity.  The Council generally receives an annual advisory letter from the Secretary of the Cabinet for Lifelong Learning. These letters detail the priorities and recommendations of Scottish Ministers regarding Scottish higher education institutions and universities.   Some centres are located at Scottish universities, including Stirling University (SAIC), Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Stratified Medicine) and the University of Edinburgh (Data Lab).
 Innovation centres are not listed as financially viable institutions and are therefore not eligible for funding in the same way as higher education and KAU institutions. :(Sch. 2-2A) The 2005 Act does not define the Council`s procedures, but allows the Council to regulate its own procedures. The Council does this through a number of rules of procedure, a code of conduct and a written delegation scheme — a document that describes how and to whom the Council delegates its powers.  Two of the commissions, the Skills, Research and Knowledge Sharing Commissions, had to be established in accordance with the 2005 Act. :(Sch. . .