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  • New group to review Labour Market Strategy

    New group to review Labour Market Strategy

    A new group has been set up by the Scottish Government to support its ambitions to create more, better paid, quality jobs. One of the key actions outlined in the Scottish Government’s Labour Market Strategy, the Strategic Labour Market...
  • New Directors for SCQF Partnership Board

    New Directors for SCQF Partnership Board

    The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership Board is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Directors to its Board of Management. Providing an employer perspective on the SCQFP Board, Liz Cameron OBE serves as Chief Executive...
  • Apprenticeship starts are on target

    Apprenticeship starts are on target

    Skills Development Scotland has published statistics for the third quarter of the year showing Modern Apprenticeship starts. The target for the year is 26,000 starts, moving towards Scottish Government’s commitment to 30,000 Modern Apprenticeship starts by 2020. Figures at this...
  • Apprenticeship Board remit published

    Apprenticeship Board remit published

    Skills Development Scotland has published details about the structure and remit of the recently-formed Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board. The board comprises four groups, with STF being represented on two of these groups. Click on the link below to download...
  • SCQFP seeks Development Officer

    SCQFP seeks Development Officer

    The SCQF Partnership is currently looking to recruit a Development Officer. The post-holder will support the SCQFP in a range of activities related to engaging and working with Partners and delivering training and support. In particular this role will...
  • Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

    Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

    Scottish Apprenticeship Week – from 6 to 10 March – is the annual campaign to show that apprenticeships work for businesses, individuals and the economy. The campaign theme for 2017 is ‘Apprenticeships are Changing’. More details about this year’s...
  • 2018 Employment support contracts

    2018 Employment support contracts

    Contracts worth up to £96 million will be put out to tender to deliver Scotland’s full programme of employment services from 2018. Employability Minister, Jamie Hepburn, has confirmed that nine contract areas will deliver employment support across Scotland next year,...
  • DYW Glasgow – breakfast meeting

    DYW Glasgow – breakfast meeting

    DYW – Glasgow is holding a breakfast meeting for training providers on Tuesday 28 February 2017 from 8.30am – 10.00am. The meeting will be held at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, 30 George Square, Glasgow – and will provide an...
  • SDS Annual Report 2015-16

    The Skills Development Scotland Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2016 has been published on the company’s web site. The report notes that £75.3 million was spent on Modern Apprenticeships in 2015-16, compared to £73.7 million in...
  • STF and SDS joint equalities event

    STF and SDS joint equalities event

    STF and Skills Development Scotland have joined forces to offer training providers an opportunity to attend a half-day conference focussed on equality and diversity issues. “Get Connected – Progressing Equality and Diversity in Modern Apprenticeships” will be held at the...