• Semta Apprentice of the Year

    Semta Apprentice of the Year

    Talented engineer Judith Mair was named the Best of British Engineering and Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards on 1 March 1. The 21-year-old beat off strong competition to win the Apprentice of the Year...
  • Shake-up for SDS Apprenticeship Awards

    Shake-up for SDS Apprenticeship Awards

    Skills Development Scotland has announced a shake-up of the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018 – with the introduction of three new categories. SDS news story. And SDS has also announced Scotland’s first apprenticeship conference – by apprentices for young people....
  • Early Years apprenticeships increase

    Early Years apprenticeships increase

    A record number of early years apprenticeships are expected to start this year as part of the expansion of free nursery and childcare. The Scottish Government is almost doubling funded childcare from 600 to 1,140 hours by 2020, backed...
  • £1.8 billion for universities & colleges 2018-19

    £1.8 billion for universities & colleges 2018-19

    The allocation of £1.8 billion of public funding to individual universities and colleges has been announced for the next academic year. Universities will share over £1.1 billion of funding while the revenue budget for colleges will increase by 8.3%...
  • Devolved Employment Services statistics

    Devolved Employment Services statistics

    Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published the second in a new series of experimental statistics about Scotland’s Devolved Employment Services. The second edition published statistics for the first nine months of Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, which both...
  • City & Guilds Network Events

    City & Guilds Network Events

    City and Guilds is running a series of free network events in Glasgow across the following sectors: Hair and Beauty, Automotive, Construction, Hospitality and Catering. These events will give delegates the opportunity to discuss City & Guilds qualifications, resources...
  • STF to meet with Training Minister

    STF to meet with Training Minister

    The Chief Executive and Members of the STF Board will meet with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training, within the next few weeks. The meeting will focus on cuts to MA Contribution Rates, procurement arrangements for the...
  • WorldSkills UK Engineering – time to enter!

    WorldSkills UK is a set of dynamic skills competitions for young people and adults, designed and delivered by industry experts. They run each year in over 55 skills across the UK. Top scorers from across the regional heats and...