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  • Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2016

    Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2016

    Training Providers are being encouraged to highlight their work as Skills Development Scotland (SDS) searches for the country’s best apprentices and their employers. The Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 15th year, recognise achievements of individuals and employers involved...
  • Marketing and Awards Workshop

    Marketing and Awards Workshop

    A free member workshop focussing on Modern Apprenticeship Marketing and Awards was held in Glasgow on Friday 22 July 2016. Speakers from Skills Development Scotland covered the following topics: Marketing support and campaigns Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2016 – entry...
  • BBC Judith launches STF Awards 2016

    BBC Judith launches STF Awards 2016

    Watch the launch video Top BBC weather presenter, Judith Ralston, formally launched the STF Awards 2016 at a ceremony in Glasgow on Friday 17 June. Judith met with some of the winners from last year’s awards – including learn...
  • Job vacancy – Tell Organisation

    Job vacancy – Tell Organisation

    Assessor/Internal Verifier – SSHC Awards. As an established Training Provider since 1989, The Tell Organisation Ltd is accredited by SQA, City & Guilds, EAL and BCS to offer a broad range of Vocational Qualifications and Customised training intervention across...
  • Review for funding agencies

    Review for funding agencies

    The roles of Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Enterprise will be reviewed as a part of the Scottish Government’s new approach to the economy, the new Economy Secretary Keith Brown has announced. Mr Brown said:...
  • A triple first for Sibbald Ltd

    A triple first for Sibbald Ltd

    Sibbald Limited is the first professional training provider in Scotland to be certified by NQA for BS EN ISO 9001:2015, BS EN ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHAS 18001:2007 After enduring an eight day certification audit early in April 2016...
  • Additional In–Work Support package

    Additional In–Work Support package

    A package of additional in-work support, funded by the Scottish Government, managed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and delivered by an extended Open Doors Consortium is available to the young people participating in SERI.  From 5 November 2015, as well...
  • EF and MA contract volumes published

    EF and MA contract volumes published

    Skills Development Scotland has published details of the contracts issued to training providers for the delivery of Employability Fund and Modern Apprenticeships in 2016-2017 Employability Fund: 149 organisations have been contracted to deliver 11,397 places with a total contract...
  • Kaye Adams to host STF Conference 2016

    Kaye Adams to host STF Conference 2016

    Top broadcaster, Kaye Adams, will host the STF Annual Conference and Awards again this year. The event will be held on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September at the Crieff Hydro. The conference, entitled: Towards New Horizons: Training for...
  • Employability Fund cuts result in closures

    Employability Fund cuts result in closures

    Businesses will close – and opportunities for young people seeking work will be significantly reduced – following cuts to the Scottish Government Employability Fund, according to a survey conducted by the Scottish Training Federation (STF). The number of places...