• STF Conference 2016 Workshops – Equalities and the law

    Workshop title: Positive Action – What can and can’t you do? This session will look at what employers and training organisations can do to take positive steps in the recruitment and employment of those with protected characteristics to improve...
  • STF Conference 2016 Workshops – Employability

    Workshop title: Employability This workshop is an opportunity to discuss the Employability Fund and Transitional Employability Services.  Here you can find out about TES developments and what contributes to positive outcomes in EF. Workshop hosts: Theresa Haran, SDS National...
  • STF Conference 2016 Workshops – Foundation Apprenticeships

    Workshop title: Foundation Apprenticeships Find out more about these new work-based learning pathways for S5 to S6 pupils across Scotland developed in partnership with education and industry. Learn about developments and plans for the future. Workshop host: Brian Humphrey,...
  • STF Conference 2016 Workshops – NTP Update

    Workshop title: NTP Update Reflecting on developments over the past year and looking ahead, offering an insight into the contracting process for National Training Programmes for 2017/18. Workshop host:  Paul McGuiness, SDS National Operations Manager (Projects) This workshop will...
  • STF Conference 2016 Workshops – FIPS

    Workshop title: New system for funding and payment processing CTS will soon be replaced by a new Funding Information and Processing System – FIPS – which is scheduled to go live for providers in early October. Find out more...
  • STF Conference 2016 Workshops – Apprenticeship Levy

    STF Conference 2016 Workshops – Apprenticeship Levy

    Workshop title: Apprenticeship Levy This workshop will examine the potential impact of the Apprenticeship Levy and provide information on the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB). Workshop host: Jane Duffy, SDS Policy and MA Supervisory Board Manager This workshop will...
  • Core Skills Survey results

    Core Skills Survey results

    STF has submitted a response to the Scottish Government on proposals for core skills in MA Frameworks. Core Skills in MA Frameworks – STF Response – August 2016 (PDF)
  • Apprentices satisfied with training

    Apprentices satisfied with training

    A new survey has shown that Modern Apprenticeships are continuing to boost career prospects and skills across Scotland. According to the survey, 91 per cent of apprentices were in work or education six months after completing their apprenticeship and...
  • Change to SVQ titles from 1 September 2016

    Change to SVQ titles from 1 September 2016

    From 1 September 2016, SVQ titles will begin to change. The SVQ level is to be dropped from qualification titles and only the SCQF level will be specified. For example, where the current titling convention is: SVQ 2 Floristry...
  • Levy should be spent on Apprenticeships only

    Levy should be spent on Apprenticeships only

    Apprenticeship Levy funds should only be spent on apprenticeship (or apprenticeship related) programmes in Scotland – and not for any broader workforce development or training. That’s the overarching position of STF in its response to the Scottish Government consultation...