• SDS Letter of Guidance published

    SDS Letter of Guidance published

    Scottish Government has issued Skills Development Scotland (SDS) with its Letter of Guidance for 2017-18. The correspondence outlines the government’s expectations of SDS in the current year. Some of the key points are: The Grant-in-Aid budget for 2017-18 is...
  • New Flexible Workforce Development Fund

    New Flexible Workforce Development Fund

    The Scottish Government has published a press release giving outline details of the new Flexible Workforce Development Fund. The fund will be available to Scottish organisations across the private, public and third sectors who are subject to the UK...
  • SUSE seeks Board Members

    SUSE seeks Board Members

    The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is a membership organisation representing organisations and practitioners who deliver supported employment across Scotland. SUSE is now seeking new Board Members who share its passion for equality and diversity in the workplace...
  • STF Awards 2017 – Award Ceremony

    STF Awards 2017 – Award Ceremony

    The Award Ceremony for the STF Awards 2017 was held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at Crieff Hydro. The event was hosted by popular broadcaster and journalist, Stephen  Jardine, and BBC weather presenter, Judith Ralston. Programme 7.00    ...
  • STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: Nil by Mouth

    STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: Nil by Mouth

    Session title: Nil by Mouth: Beyond Religion and Belief Nil by Mouth is Scotland’s anti-sectarianism charity and was set up by Glasgow teenager Cara Henderson in response to the brutal sectarian murder of her friend Mark Scott in 1995. It...
  • STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: The SCQF – A Pathway, Not a Ladder

    STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: The SCQF – A Pathway, Not a Ladder

    Session title: The SCQF – A Pathway, Not a Ladder The SCQF is often seen as a one dimensional qualifications framework. This short session will take you on a whistle stop tour of today’s qualifications landscape and explain the role of...
  • STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: ITA opportunities with SQA qualifications

    STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: ITA opportunities with SQA qualifications

    Session title: ITA opportunities with SQA qualifications  Following the Scottish Government Individual Learning Accounts (ILA) review, the new Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) scheme comes into effect in October 2017. This session will focus on how SQA qualifications can help you...
  • STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: SQA e-assessment & learner impact

    STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: SQA e-assessment & learner impact

    Session title: SQA e-assessment & learner impact  This session looks at the use of digital approaches which make a positive difference to a learner’s experience of assessment within SQA qualifications.  Whether through the use of online testing through systems like SOLAR...
  • STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: SQA Customised Awards

    STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: SQA Customised Awards

    Session title: SQA Customised Awards If you have specialist skills or your own in house training programmes that would benefit from SQA recognition, then we are here to help. SQA Customised Awards service can develop qualifications that are tailored to...
  • STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: School/Employer partnerships and SQA

    STF Conference 2017 Speed Networking: School/Employer partnerships and SQA

    Session title: School/Employer partnerships and SQA Many employers and training providers have formed meaningful partnerships with schools and other education providers. Our Regional Managers are involved in all DYW regional groups and have helped broker school/employer partnerships across Scotland. These...