• Mark Dawe is new CEO of AELP

    Mark Dawe is new CEO of AELP

    Mark Dawe has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of AELP. He takes over from Stewart Segal after Easter. Mark brings a wide range of relevant experience to the role including working in the former Department for Education and...
  • BBC Judith gives bright forecast for MAs

    BBC Judith gives bright forecast for MAs

    The outlook is bright for Modern Apprenticeships according to top BBC weather presenter, Judith Ralston. The Reporting Scotland star met with apprentices at a Scottish Training Federation (STF) event last week as part of the national Modern Apprenticeship Week...
  • Job vacancy – Bosch – Heavy Goods and Light Vehicle Mechanical Trainer/Assessor

    Eurocentral (near Glasgow), Scotland UK. To provide technical training to apprentices, covering all aspects of Vehicle Mechanics (Light &/or Heavy). To develop technical training information for the customer and dealership network. In addition, to support the broader Bosch AA-AS...
  • MA Contribution Rates Survey

    MA Contribution Rates Survey

    STF members are being encouraged to complete a short questionnaire seeking their views about the recent changes to MA Contribution Rates. The responses will be used to inform future discussions with SDS and Scottish Government. The survey has eight...
  • Delay in CTS registration – Customer Service SVQs

    Delay in CTS registration – Customer Service SVQs

    Members will be aware that the Customer Services SVQs expired on 18/12/2015. Although new SVQs are available, CTS has not been updated to reflect this, meaning providers have been unable to enter any new starts since 18 December 2015....
  • Employability Fund update

    Employability Fund update

    Contracts for Employability Fund places in 2016/2017 are expected to be issued to training providers next week. Notification will be via email. The paperwork for confirming acceptance of contracts has been revised. Accordingly, providers are asked to read the return...
  • Employability consultation report published

    Employability consultation report published

    Responses to the recent consultation on employability services were overwhelmingly in favour of significant improvements when new powers are devolved in 2017. The publication of responses to Creating a Fairer Scotland: Employability Support follows the announcement by the UK...
  • Member Workshop – Quality Update

    Member Workshop – Quality Update

    A free Member Workshop focussing on quality issues will be held in Glasgow on 25 February 2016. The workshop will feature speakers from SQA, City & Guilds and Skills Development Scotland. It will also include an update from STF...
  • Employability Performance Data published

    Employability Performance Data published

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has published performance data of training providers contracted to deliver the Employability Fund (EF). The data covers the period 1 April 2014 to 30 October 2015. The document is in Excel format and can be...
  • Employability Fund Evaluation published

    Employability Fund Evaluation published

    Skills Development Scotland has published an Executive Summary of its Employability Fund Formative Evaluation. The report can be downloaded via the link below. Employability Fund Formative Evaluation