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  • Increase in Hospitality Core Skills levels

    Increase in Hospitality Core Skills levels

    Core Skills levels in two Hospitality Modern Apprenticeships are set to increase following the approval of new Frameworks by MAG (Modern Apprenticeship Group). In the SCQF Level 5 Framework, Communication and Numeracy will rise from 3 to 4; in...
  • SCQF Conference 2018

    SCQF Conference 2018

    Limited places are still available for the SCQF Conference 2018, Linking the Learning Journey, taking place on 22 February 2018 at the Glasgow Radisson Blu. Click here for final Programme (PDF) The event will showcase all aspects of the...
  • SCoD Annual Conference

    SCoD Annual Conference

    The Scottish Council on Deafness annual conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow, on Thursday 8 March 2018. Speakers include Dr Linda De Caestecker, Director for Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde...
  • Job Vacancy – SQA

    Job Vacancy – SQA

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority is looking to recruit a Senior Regulation Manager to work within its Accreditation team to independently accredit, quality assure and regulate approved Awarding Bodies and qualifications thereby safeguarding the interests of learners, employers, parents, funding...
  • New SIP to help grow Childcare sector

    New SIP to help grow Childcare sector

    Skills Development Scotland has worked with partners to create new national Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan (SIP) for the sector. The plan was created with a sector-led Steering Group made up of 15 organisations including employers and...
  • Mapping exercise on Skills Development In India & the UK

    The NOCN Group is undertaking a discrete mapping exercise on behalf of a Department of the UK Government, to help to identify UK institutions that have the capacity and willingness to provide technical and implementation support for technical and...
  • Job Vacancy – Tennent’s Training Academy

    Tennent’s Training Academy is looking to recruit a Sales & Business Development Executive. Click on the link below for a full job description. More details are available from Lisa Smith, email: [email protected] Job Description – Sales & Business Development Executive...
  • MA and EF tenders published

    MA and EF tenders published

    Tender documents for the Modern Apprenticeship and Employability Fund programmes for 2018-19 have been posted to the Public Contracts Scotland web site. The closing dates for completed tenders are: Employability Fund – 24 January 2018 Modern Apprenticeships – 29 January 2018. Skills...
  • Regional Skills Assessments published

    Regional Skills Assessments published

    The latest editions of Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs) have now been published. The RSAs provide regional and local demand statements to inform investment in skills, including strategic investment by SDS, the SFC and other partners. The latest RSAs feature:...
  • Draft Budget 2018-19

    Draft Budget 2018-19

    The Scottish Government published its Draft Budget 2018-19 on 14 December 2017, which included details of the proposed spending for Skills and Training. The Budget allocation for Skills Development Scotland (SDS) – which includes Modern Apprenticeships and Employability Fund...