News

  • New guide for hiring apprentices

    New guide for hiring apprentices

    A handy new guide to help trades recruit more apprentices has been launched. The booklet – Your Guide to Hiring an Apprentice – was created by trades supplier Screwfix with the support of Skills Development Scotland. Click here for...
  • Should all Core Skills in MA Frameworks be separately certificated?

    Should all Core Skills in MA Frameworks be separately certificated?

    The Modern Apprenticeship Group (MAG) – which is responsible for approving and de-approving MA Frameworks in Scotland – is seeking feedback from STF members on how to address issues relating to the separate certification of Core Skills. At present,...
  • STF joins Apprenticeship Advisory Board

    STF joins Apprenticeship Advisory Board

    STF has been confirmed as a member of the new Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB). The Board will have 4 groups: A Group Board Employer Engagement Employer Equalities Frameworks & Standards. STF will be represented on both the Employer...
  • Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland

    Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland

    Following the UK Government’s decision to implement an Apprenticeship Levy, the Scottish Government will launch a consultation on 13 July to seek views on how the Levy can enhance productivity and economy growth in Scotland. The consultation will seek...
  • Applications invited for SURF Awards 2016

    Applications invited for SURF Awards 2016

    Applications for the 2016 SURF Awards are now being invited. Skills Development Scotland is sponsoring The Youth Employability Category (Age 16-24 years) in this year’s competition: Supporting young people aged 16 to 24 years into employment, education or training...
  • 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:...