News

  • Equalities and core skills

    Equalities and core skills

    Would you like to get involved with a new equalities project? A working group comprising of SDS staff assessors, employers and training providers is being put together to consider where equalities provision could be improved in relation to the...
  • Review of skills and enterprise agencies

    Review of skills and enterprise agencies

    The Scottish Government has published a report from the first phase of the review of enterprise and skills services which outlines a number of reforms, including: Creating a new Scotland-wide statutory board to co-ordinate the activities of Scottish Enterprise...
  • Apprenticeship Levy report published

    Apprenticeship Levy report published

    The Scottish Government has today published an independent analysis report on the responses to its consultation with stakeholders on the UK Apprenticeship Levy. The report shows broad employer support for the Scottish Government’s Modern Apprenticeship target of delivering 30,000 MA...
  • Scottish Employability Support Services

    Scottish Employability Support Services

    The Scottish Government has issued a prior information notice for Scottish Employability Support Services. The employability support service contracts will commence in April 2018 and run continuously for 3 years, with the possibility of a contract extension for up...
  • SDS publishes FIPS Q&A document

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has delivered a series of webinars to provide awareness training for Training Provider staff on the new Funding Information and Processing System (FIPS).  During these sessions SDS encouraged participants to record any questions they might have; these have...
  • MA Contribution Rate changes survey

    MA Contribution Rate changes survey

    STF has launched an Online Survey to collect member feedback on how the phased changes in MA Contribution Rates is affecting their business and the opportunities available for apprentices. This is a follow-up to the survey conducted in March 2016...
  • STF Annual General Meeting 2016

    STF Annual General Meeting 2016

    The STF AGM 2016 will be held on Wednesday 23 November at Novotel, 181 Pitt Street, Glasgow, G2 4DT.  The venue is a ten minute walk from Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Stations – and 5 minutes walk from...
  • Do you want to join the STF Board?

    Do you want to join the STF Board?

    Several STF Directors are due to retire by rotation at the forthcoming AGM on 23 November 2016.  Some may choose to stand for re-election, and some vacancies may arise for new STF Directors. Any STF member organisation can put forward a...
  • STF Awards 2016 – Winners revealed

    STF Awards 2016 – Winners revealed

    The winners of the STF Awards 2016 were announced at an Award Ceremony in Crieff Hydro on Tuesday 27 September. A list of the winners and finalists in each of the ten categories – along with photographs from the event...
  • Ingeus Partnering Opportunities – Work Able

    Ingeus Partnering Opportunities – Work Able

    The Ingeus family is a leading provider of people-centred services, including employability programmes, skills and training, and health-related support that assists individuals to reach and realise their full potential. We are interested in working with partners who share our...