Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has confirmed the commissioning process for the delivery of Foundation Apprenticeships in 2019 – 21 will be delayed until the end of July
Documentation was expected to be published via Public Contracts Scotland week commencing 9 July 2018. However, the agency has now confirmed that it has been necessary to change the timelines for publication. Contract awards are still expected to take place in October 2018.
Foundation Apprenticeship delivery will focus on frameworks in Accountancy, Business Skills, Civil Engineering, Creative and Digital Media, Engineering, Financial Services, Food and Drink Technologies, Hardware and System Support, Scientific Technologies, Social Services – Children and Young People, Social Services and Healthcare and Software Development.
SDS is encouraging MA training providers with a proven track record of delivery in related MA frameworks to review the commissioning documentation on publication as it is again seeking to encourage collaboration and partnership delivery within the programme.
For general information on Foundation Apprenticeships you can find out more at apprenticeships.scot