• MA and EF tenders published

    MA and EF tenders published

    Skills Development Scotland has published tenders for the delivery of Modern Apprenticeship and Employability Fund places in 2017-18 on the PCS web site. The tenders can be viewed via the links below Employability Fund Modern Apprenticeships – Training Providers...
  • Update for Regional Skills Assessments

    Update for Regional Skills Assessments

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has updated its Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs). RSAs provide a coherent evidence base on which to base future investment in skills, built up from existing datasets. In this third iteration SDS has: ·         Updated the data...
  • Launch of revised My Skills, My Future pack

    Launch of revised My Skills, My Future pack

    In 2013, the SCQF Partnership worked with Glasgow Caledonian University to develop a suite of resources to support young people in identifying the skills they have gained outwith formal qualifications. Since its initial launch, the My Skills, My Future...
  • Changes to Modern Apprenticeships

    Changes to Modern Apprenticeships

    New changes to Modern Apprenticeships have been announced which will provide more flexibility for employers, including those in the public sector, while also widening access for rural communities, people with disabilities and experience of care. The following changes will...
  • FIPS MA validation workshops

    FIPS MA validation workshops

    Please note, both workshops are now fully booked. Two member workshops aimed at providing information and guidance about the new FIPS MA validation process have been arranged in partnership with Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The workshops will be held...
  • New Employment Support powers

    New Employment Support powers

    The first contract under newly devolved employment support powers was awarded by the Scottish Government last week In one of the first exercises of devolved powers under the Scotland Act 2016, the £14 million Work First Scotland programme will...
  • New Chief Executive for CDN

    New Chief Executive for CDN

    College Development Network (CDN) has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Jim Metcalfe. Mr Metcalfe is currently Head of Development and Practice at the Carnegie UK Trust. He has also worked extensively with further education institutions across...
  • MA and EF tenders for 2017-18

    MA and EF tenders for 2017-18

    Several members have been in touch to ask when tenders for the MA and EF programmes in 2017-18 will be issued. No date has been set yet – but it is likely to be in mid-December once the Scottish...
  • New Directors appointed to STF Board

    New Directors appointed to STF Board

    Four new Directors have been appointed to the STF Board following last week’s AGM. The new Directors – appointed for a three-year period – are: David Hanley, Competence Matters Deirdre Joy, Perth & Kinross Council Scott McCrae, McCrae Training...