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  • STF Vice Chair speaks at Conference

    STF Vice Chair speaks at Conference

    STF Vice Chair, Lorna Trainer, will be speaking at The Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 12 December. The event is aimed at key stakeholders and policymakers and will include an address...
  • Tackling the disability employment gap

    Tackling the disability employment gap

    More disabled parents will be helped into work following an additional £6 million aimed at reducing both the disability employment gap and child poverty. With only around 40% of working age disabled adults in employment, compared with more than...
  • Improving diversity in early learning workforce

    Improving diversity in early learning workforce

    A new project to recruit more people from ethnic minorities into careers in early learning and childcare (ELC) has been launched. The £140, 000 project will support more people from diverse backgrounds to take up funded ELC training and...
  • OPITO becomes SCQF Approved Credit Rating Body

    OPITO has achieved the status of becoming an SCQF approved Credit Rating Body (CRB) through the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership. This allows OPITO to make decisions about the SCQF level and SCQF credit points allocated to...
  • SG Employability Review

    SG Employability Review

    The Scottish Government has published details about its review of employability services. No One Left Behind – Review – December 2018 (PDF) Employability Review Research – December 2018 (PDF)  
  • Workshop – Cyber Security

    Workshop – Cyber Security

    Following on from the discussion at the recent AGM, STF is offering a workshop on Cyber Security at a reduced rate (£40) for members. The workshop is being run by NS Design Ltd  and will be held in their...
  • SDS Core Skills Workshop

    SDS Core Skills Workshop

    Skills Development Scotland held a successful event recently which focussed on sharing effective practice in the delivery of Core Skills. Presentations were made by several speakers, including George Brown from SQA and Peter Connelly from Education Scotland. A PDF...
  • Scotland’s Devolved Employment Services

    Scotland’s Devolved Employment Services

    The Scottish Government has published statistics for the first six months of Fair Start Scotland, which launched in April 2018, and the first eighteen months of Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, which both launched in April 2017....
  • New website for parents and carers

    New website for parents and carers

    Skills Development Scotland has launched a new website to help parents and carers understand current and future jobs in demand, the routes into these jobs, and tips on having career conversations at the times that matter. To keep up...
  • Job vacancy – SDS – MA Business & Administration

    Job vacancy – SDS – MA Business & Administration

    Skills Development Scotland has a fantastic opportunity in its Service Design and Innovation Directorate for a Modern Apprentice in Business and Administration. More details.