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  • 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...
  • List of local Provider Forums published

    List of local Provider Forums published

    Skills Development Scotland has produced a new document which provides details of local provider forums in each of the 32 local authority areas. The document lists key contacts in each council area, frequency of meetings held – and the...
  • Job vacancy – Remit Ltd

    Job vacancy – Remit Ltd

    Administrator – Training Provider Remit Ltd are looking to recruit an experienced administrator to support the Office Manager to enable operations to meet their objectives and contractual obligations which include SDS and awarding bodies. Admin Duties to include: Verify...
  • STF Employability Fund Survey

    STF Employability Fund Survey

    STF Members who are engaged with the SDS Employability Fund are being encouraged to participate in a short survey aimed at gathering baseline information on how the recent changes have impacted on training providers. The Survey findings will be...
  • National Living Wage introduced

    National Living Wage introduced

    The first day of April saw the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over, and not in the first year of an apprenticeship.  Workers are now entitled to receive at least £7.20 per...
  • EF and MA programme rules published

    EF and MA programme rules published

    Skills Development Scotland has published the programme rules for both Modern Apprenticeships and the Employability Fund for financial year 2016-2017. Both documents can be downloaded via the links below. Modern Apprenticeship Programme Rules 2016-2017 Employability Fund Programme Rules 2016-2017...