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  • 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...
  • SCQF Conference 2018

    SCQF Conference 2018

    Preparations for the SCQF Conference 2018, Linking the Learning Journey, continue and the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Scotland is now confirmed as the media sponsor. The conference takes place on 22 February 2018 at the Glasgow Radisson Blu and...
  • STEM Strategy published

    STEM Strategy published

    The Scottish Government has published a STEM Education and Training Strategy. One of the aims is to: ‘prioritise STEM in the expansion of Modern Apprenticeships and the development of Graduate Level Apprenticeships and Foundation Apprenticeships. This will start in...
  • Jobs and Skills in Scotland: The Evidence

    Jobs and Skills in Scotland: The Evidence

    Skills Development Scotland has published `Jobs and Skills in Scotland: The Evidence’ which draws together a range of published data sources and commentary to provide an overview of the current health of Scotland’s labour market, its performance since the...
  • Congratulations to SQA Star Awards winners

    Congratulations to SQA Star Awards winners

    `Congratulations’ was the message from the STF Board of Directors to all finalists and winners in the SQA Star Awards  which were held in Edinburgh last week. STF was the sponsor of the Training Organisation Candidate of the Year...
  • Core Skills in Business & Administration MA

    A change in the minimum level of core skills required in the Business & Administration Modern Apprenticeship Framework at SCQF 6 (Level 3) – introduced earlier this year – is causing concern for STF members. Core Skills in Communication,...