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  • Rob Wallen is new Chair for SCQFP Board

    Rob Wallen is new Chair for SCQFP Board

    The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Partnership Board has announced the appointment of Mr Rob Wallen as its new Chair. Mr Wallen will continue in his position as Principal of North East Scotland College when he commences the...
  • Member Job Vacancies – ITEC Integrations

    Member Job Vacancies – ITEC Integrations

    Employability Trainer/Vocational Assessor EMPLOYABILITY TRAINER – We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who can deliver in house SQA approved pre-employment training programmes for school leavers preparing to enter the jobs market for the first time. VOCATIONAL...
  • Scottish Government Draft Budget 2016-17

    Scottish Government Draft Budget 2016-17

    The Scottish Government published its draft budget for 2016-17 in mid-December. Included in the full report – which runs to 175 pages – is a commitment to expand the Education Maintenance Allowance and Modern Apprenticeship programmes. The budget for...
  • SDS offers Equality and Diversity training

    SDS offers Equality and Diversity training

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering MA and Employability Fund training providers the opportunity to take part in equality and diversity training. Sessions will support training providers to play their part in progressing the ambitious targets in the SDS...
  • Glasgow Modern Apprentice Awards 2016

    Glasgow Modern Apprentice Awards 2016

    The search is on for the Trades House of Glasgow Modern Apprentice 2016! And the winner will be announced at a ceremony on 3 March 2016, during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Applications are now welcome from apprentices in Glasgow, East...
  • Launch of Equalities Action Plan for MAs

    Launch of Equalities Action Plan for MAs

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has launched its Equalities Action Plan for Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland. The five-year plan sets out action SDS and partner organisations will take to address the low numbers of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds,...
  • Increased funding for IIYP

    Increased funding for IIYP

    There is now an even greater reason to use Investors in Young People accreditation and advice. The Scottish Government has increased the funding available to employers of up to 250 people to a maximum of 100% – this is...
  • MA candidate validation

    MA candidate validation

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is set to introduce a new process for independently checking that candidates are registered on MA Frameworks. The details of the new process have still to be confirmed, but at this stage the intention is...
  • MA Awards 2015 – winners announced

    MA Awards 2015 – winners announced

    The winners of the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Awards 2015 were announced at a ceremony in the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Wednesday 18 November 2015. Laura Burdin from the Carnoustie Golf Hotel scooped the top award as Modern Apprentice...
  • Employability and MA tenders 2016/2017

    Employability and MA tenders 2016/2017

    SDS has published tender details for the Employability Fund and Modern Apprenticeship programme 2016/2017 on the Public Contracts Scotland web site. Click on the links below to view more details about each tender. Employability Fund 2016/2017 Modern Apprenticeships – Training...