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  • 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...
  • Transitional employment services announced

    Transitional employment services announced

    In one of the first exercises of devolved powers under the Scotland Act 2016, the Scottish Government will begin to deliver new employment support programmes from April 2017. The two new services will provide employment support to disabled people...
  • Significant role for STF

    Significant role for STF

    STF members delivered more than 20,000 Modern Apprenticeships in 2015-16 – that’s almost 72% of all the Modern Apprenticeships delivered across the country. And STF members delivered around 70% of the Employability Fund places available in 2015-16 – that’s...
  • Disappointment at EF volumes available

    Disappointment at EF volumes available

    Members have expressed disappointment at the small EF volumes available in the September submission window. Only two of the 32 LEPs have volumes available due to handbacks at this stage, with the next update from SDS not due until 1...
  • Minister to speak at RNIB Conference

    RNIB Scotland’s Employment Learning and Welfare Services is holding a one day conference to hear how young blind and partially sighted people are finding the moves from school, college, university and employment. The event – Looking to the Future : Celebrating Positive Transition for...