• Free Caring for Vulnerable Children course

    Members may be interested in registering for a ‘Caring for Vulnerable Children’ course. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about those children who are care experienced and the barriers to learning that they face. It is also...
  • RPL focus for NHS staff

    RPL focus for NHS staff

    NHS Scotland staff will benefit from an innovative project led by NHS Education for Scotland in collaboration with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership. ‘Getting it Right‘ aims to develop and roll out Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)...
  • Free apprenticeship travel consultation

    Free apprenticeship travel consultation

    The Scottish Government wants to hear views on providing free bus travel to modern apprentices under 21 to support their travel costs. The consultation is open until 17 November 2017. Click here for more details.
  • New SDS Equalities module – can you help?

    New SDS Equalities module – can you help?

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is developing a new module – Engaging Ethnic Minority Communities in work based and employability provision – which is designed to give candidates the knowledge and skills to engage individuals from ethnic minority communities in...
  • Quality of Engineering Apprenticeships

    The 2017 Industry Apprentice Council annual report has launched with a warning that formal qualifications and continuous assessment are essential to maintain the quality of apprenticeships in engineering and related sectors. Of 1,198 apprentices surveyed, 92% want to retain...
  • Semta Skills Awards 2018

    The 2018 awards – which will be hosted by BBC journalist, presenter and former Young Engineer for Britain, Steph McGovern – are set to take place on Thursday 1st March at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London, with...
  • SCQF Conference 2018

    SCQF Conference 2018

    The SCQF Partnership has announced that registration for its 2018 Conference is now open. The conference, entitled, The SCQF: Linking the Learning Journey, takes place on Thursday 22 February 2018 in Glasgow. More details.
  • Fair Start Scotland contracts issued

    Fair Start Scotland contracts issued

    Contracts worth up to £96 million have been awarded to organisations across Scotland to help people find and stay in work. From April 2018 the new Fair Start Scotland service will aim to help at least 38,000 people, to...
  • Semta employer survey – can you help?

    Semta is undertaking research with Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Employers regarding future recruitment, Skills Commitments and the importance of qualifications. It would be grateful for STF member support in either completing the survey as an employer or forwarding on...
  • STF CEO to speak at apprenticeship seminar

    STF CEO to speak at apprenticeship seminar

    STF Chief Executive, Stuart McKenna, is one of the speakers at the Scotland Policy Conferences seminar `Next steps for apprenticeships and skills development in Scotland’ being held in Edinburgh on 6 December 2017.