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  • New Chief Executive for CDN

    New Chief Executive for CDN

    College Development Network (CDN) has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Jim Metcalfe. Mr Metcalfe is currently Head of Development and Practice at the Carnegie UK Trust. He has also worked extensively with further education institutions across...
  • MA and EF tenders for 2017-18

    MA and EF tenders for 2017-18

    Several members have been in touch to ask when tenders for the MA and EF programmes in 2017-18 will be issued. No date has been set yet – but it is likely to be in mid-December once the Scottish...
  • New Directors appointed to STF Board

    New Directors appointed to STF Board

    Four new Directors have been appointed to the STF Board following last week’s AGM. The new Directors – appointed for a three-year period – are: David Hanley, Competence Matters Deirdre Joy, Perth & Kinross Council Scott McCrae, McCrae Training...
  • Survey on the impact of the SCQF

    Survey on the impact of the SCQF

    This year marks 15 years of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Since 2001, the SCQF has been Scotland’s national framework, helping people of all ages plan their learning journey, as well as supporting and informing schools, colleges,...
  • £221m for Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland

    £221m for Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland

    The Scottish Government will receive £221 million from the UK Government as its share of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017-18. This will rise to £230 million in 2018-19, and £239 million in 2019-20. The Scottish Government will now decide...
  • Review for Apprenticeship Frameworks

    Review for Apprenticeship Frameworks

    Instructus Skills has been commissioned to undertake reviews of the following Modern Apprenticeships (MA) frameworks in Scotland: •             Business Administration levels 2, 3 and 4 •             Customer Service levels 2 and 3 A review of the National Occupational Standards...
  • 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...