• Workshop on Foundation Apprenticeships

    Workshop on Foundation Apprenticeships

    STF will hold a free member workshop on Foundation Apprenticeships and Regional Skills Assessments on Monday 13 June. The workshop will be held in the offices of SCQF, 201 West George Street, Glasgow and will include input from Diane Greenlees, Head of Foundation and...
  • Workshop on Quality fully booked

    Workshop on Quality fully booked

    A free Member Workshop focussing on quality issues – being held in Glasgow on 25 May 2016 – is now fully booked. The workshop will feature speakers from SQA, City & Guilds and Skills Development Scotland. It will also...
  • Kaye Adams to host STF Conference 2016

    Kaye Adams to host STF Conference 2016

    Top broadcaster, Kaye Adams, will host the STF Annual Conference and Awards again this year. The event will be held on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September at the Crieff Hydro. The conference, entitled: Towards New Horizons: Training for...
  • Employability Fund cuts result in closures

    Employability Fund cuts result in closures

    Businesses will close – and opportunities for young people seeking work will be significantly reduced – following cuts to the Scottish Government Employability Fund, according to a survey conducted by the Scottish Training Federation (STF). The number of places...
  • List of local Provider Forums published

    List of local Provider Forums published

    Skills Development Scotland has produced a new document which provides details of local provider forums in each of the 32 local authority areas. The document lists key contacts in each council area, frequency of meetings held – and the...
  • Progressing equality and diversity in MAs

    Progressing equality and diversity in MAs

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is holding an event for training providers to hear more about its MA equality and diversity projects. Training providers will get to hear of various SDS equality challenge projects and shown examples of what good...
  • Job vacancy – Remit Ltd

    Job vacancy – Remit Ltd

    Administrator – Training Provider Remit Ltd are looking to recruit an experienced administrator to support the Office Manager to enable operations to meet their objectives and contractual obligations which include SDS and awarding bodies. Admin Duties to include: Verify...
  • STF Employability Fund Survey

    STF Employability Fund Survey

    STF Members who are engaged with the SDS Employability Fund are being encouraged to participate in a short survey aimed at gathering baseline information on how the recent changes have impacted on training providers. The Survey findings will be...
  • National Living Wage introduced

    National Living Wage introduced

    The first day of April saw the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over, and not in the first year of an apprenticeship.  Workers are now entitled to receive at least £7.20 per...
  • EF and MA programme rules published

    EF and MA programme rules published

    Skills Development Scotland has published the programme rules for both Modern Apprenticeships and the Employability Fund for financial year 2016-2017. Both documents can be downloaded via the links below. Modern Apprenticeship Programme Rules 2016-2017 Employability Fund Programme Rules 2016-2017...