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  • MA Rates Review conclusions published

    MA Rates Review conclusions published

    Skills Development Scotland has published its response to the Review of MA Contribution Rates consultation held earlier in the year. Click here to visit the SDS website article and report link. Click here to download the report. The report notes that...
  • STF AGM – 26 November 2015

    STF AGM – 26 November 2015

    The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Training Federation will take place on Thursday 26 November 2015. The AGM will be held at Lagta, Woodside, Eurocentral, ML1 4UY. The meeting will run from 1.00pm – 3.10pm. A buffet lunch...
  • SDS thanks training providers for skills impact

    SDS thanks training providers for skills impact

    Speaking at the STF Annual Conference recently, SDS Board Member, Robin Crawford, outlined the organisation’s ambitions for the future, partnership working and opportunities for training providers. During his speech he also thanked training providers for the impact they have made...
  • New SVQs and MAs in Career Development

    New SVQs and MAs in Career Development

    The Career Development Institute (CDI) is currently developing SVQs at levels 3 & 4, a level 3 Modern Apprenticeship and level 4 Technical Apprenticeship in career development. The SVQs are Level 3 Enabling clients to access career development services...
  • STF renews agreement with SQA

    STF renews agreement with SQA

    STF has renewed a memorandum of understanding with the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The agreement, which was signed at the recent STF Annual Conference at the Crieff Hydro, sees both organisations working together over the next three years to support...
  • Pictures from the 2015 Annual Conference and Awards

    Pictures from the 2015 Annual Conference and Awards

    Pictures from this year’s STF Annual Conference & Awards Ceremony are now available to view on the STF Facebook Page
  • STAG Legacy Challenge Fund

    STAG Legacy Challenge Fund

    Are you up for the Challenge? Sometimes making small changes can bring big benefits. Do you have a small idea about the delivery of an Employability Fund programme that could make a big difference to candidates? Can you think...
  • Learning Through Work Week

    Learning Through Work Week

    Between 16 and 20 November 2015, Skills Development Scotland is planning events in secondary schools across Scotland to highlight the benefits of Modern Apprenticeships and work-based learning – Learning Through Work Week. And SDS wants to hear from training...
  • Welcome to new STF members

    Welcome to new STF members

    STF membership continues to rise, with seven new members joining in the last few months. The new members are: – AELP – The Association of Employment and Learning Providers – Astutis – CEIS Ayrshire – CIPP Scotland – Ingeus...
  • STF to join Employability Advisory Group

    STF to join Employability Advisory Group

    STF is to join the Scottish Government Employability Advisory Group which will play a critical role in helping to shape the future provision of employability support in Scotland. The Advisory Group – which is chaired by Professor Alan McGregor...