• Enterprise and Skills Board revealed

    Enterprise and Skills Board revealed

    The advisory panel of business and economic representatives tasked with creating a fresh strategy for enterprise and skills support in Scotland has been unveiled. The Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board includes Wendy Alexander, University of Dundee, and John McClelland, Skills...
  • New Vocational Pathway Fund

    New Vocational Pathway Fund

    STF members may be interested in a new fund aimed at promoting vocational training in the Scottish Museum sector. The Vocational Pathway Fund – run by Museums Galleries Scotland – will fund projects in two main areas: (1) Building...
  • Sibbald is sustainability champion

    Sibbald is sustainability champion

    Sibbald Training has been declared as champions of sustainability at the VIBES Scottish Environmental Business Awards 2017. The VIBES – Scottish Environmental Business Awards encourages businesses across Scotland to increase their sustainability and reduce impact on the environment. Sibbald...
  • Extra Apprenticeship funding via Open Doors

    Extra Apprenticeship funding via Open Doors

    The Open Doors In-Work Support Package aims to support people with disabilities, mental health problems and other barriers such care leavers, ex-offenders and young carers into work and over a duration enable them to sustain employment on a long-term...
  • Goodbye to Bryan and Duncan

    Goodbye to Bryan and Duncan

    The STF Board of Directors said goodbye to two long-standing members at the most recent board meeting. Bryan Woodrow from XL Training Ltd and Duncan Macleod from YouTrain have more than 20 years service to STF between them. Bryan...
  • Information on extended Child Benefit for EF Participants

    Information on extended Child Benefit for EF Participants

    Skills Development Scotland has published information for training providers highlighting that the parent/guardian of EF participants may be eligible for Child Benefit payments. The document states that a parent/guardian can still get Child Benefit after their child turns 16...
  • Defining an Apprenticeship Consultation

    Defining an Apprenticeship Consultation

    The Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board’s (SAAB) Defining an Apprenticeship Consultation has been launched today (20th November), in order to provide a clear and agreed definition of what an apprenticeship is in Scotland’s skills system. The consultation sets out the key principles...
  • Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2017

    Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2017

    The winners of the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2017 were announced last night at a ceremony in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Photographs from the event are available on Flickr More information about the winners in each category is available...
  • Leaders of interim body announced

    Leaders of interim body announced

    The chair and lead officer for the new South of Scotland interim Economic Partnership have been announced. Professor Russel Griggs OBE will be the private sector chair of the interim body, while Rob Dickson will co-ordinate the partnership’s day...
  • Job Vacancies – learndirect

    STF member, learndirect, currently has vacancies for a number of Assessors: – Retail & Business Admin Vacancy  x 3 – Social Care x 1 Vacancy – Funeral Care x 1 Vacancy If you are an existing Trainer Assessor or...