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  • Review of Employability landscape and services

    Review of Employability landscape and services

    The Scottish Government is currently undertaking a review of the employability landscape and engaging in a discussion on the future of the employability system in Scotland to explore how to create a more joined up system that is focussed...
  • 15-24 Learner Journey Review report

    15-24 Learner Journey Review report

    A report presenting the findings of the Scottish Government’s 15-24 Learner Journey review has been published. The report acknowledges the strengths of the Scottish education and skills system and sets out priorities for further improvements to ensure all young...
  • Increasing the employment of disabled people in the public sector

    Increasing the employment of disabled people in the public sector

    The Scottish Government (SG) is holding events with stakeholders to discuss how to increase the employment rates of disabled people in the public sector. Only around 11.7% disabled people are employment in the public sector, with around 20% of...
  • GDPR for Training Providers

    GDPR for Training Providers

    Two member workshop sessions on GDPR have been arranged for early June 2018. The sessions will provide a broad overview of the new GDPR requirements and how they will impact on organisations with SDS contracts. The first session will...
  • Job vacancy – Training for Care

    Training for Care is a well-established specialist training provider for the childcare and social care sectors in the Lothians. We are looking for a qualified and experienced SVQ childcare assessor (Social Services Children and Young People SVQ3) to join...
  • Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018

    Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018

    Applications are now welcomed for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018. There are three new categories this year, including Apprentice Instructor of the Year. STF is hosting two workshops with top tips to write an award-winning entry and more information...
  • Talented trio celebrates 10 years at SCQF

    Talented trio celebrates 10 years at SCQF

    In 2008 the small team that comprised the SCQF Partnership (SCQFP) Executive Team doubled in size! Three became six, and of the six, ten years later in 2018, three members of the team are still working for the SCQFP,...
  • FA Workshop postponed

    FA Workshop postponed

    The STF Member workshop on Foundation Apprenticeships has been postponed as it is due to be held just prior to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) announcing its commissioning strategy for Foundation Apprenticeship procurement 2019-21. The main purpose of the workshop...
  • SG Letter of Guidance to SDS 2018-19

    SG Letter of Guidance to SDS 2018-19

    Scottish Government has published its annual Letter of Guidance to Skills Development Scotland, outlining the strategic priorities the agency should pursue in 2018-19. The SDS budget has increased from £179.6M in 2017-18 to £193.3M in 2018-19. Some of the...
  • Member workshop – Dealing with disability

    Member workshop – Dealing with disability

    A free member workshop on Dealing with Disability in the Workplace will be held in Glasgow on Friday 1 June 2018 This workshop will look at employers’ legal responsibilities towards disabled employees and candidates, including: How can I decide...