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  • Latest MA statistics published

    Latest MA statistics published

    Skills Development Scotland has published statistics for the Modern Apprenticeship programme covering the period 1 April 2017 to 29 December 2017. Click on the links below for more details. MA Statistics Q3 2017-18 (PDF) MA Tables Q3 2017-18 (XLS)
  • Job vacancy – MGS – Programme Manager

    Job vacancy – MGS – Programme Manager

    Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) has been awarded a Heritage Lottery grant to develop sector capability to deliver vocational training to new and existing staff through its Skills for Success Programme. The programme will also onboard 22 new leaners who...
  • Job Vacancy – Safety Training Solutions – Assessor

    Safety Training Solutions Ltd is looking to recruit a full-time or part-time assessor for its Construction SVQs. Applications via CV should be emailed to: [email protected] For an informal discussion or more details, please telephone 01349 862226. Safety Training Solutions...
  • Job Vacancy – Remit Group – Development Coach (Assessor)

    Job Vacancy – Remit Group – Development Coach (Assessor)

    Job Vacancy – Remit Group is looking for a Development Coach (Assessor) for Retail/Management in Scotland Click the link below for a full job description. https://www.remit.co.uk/development-coach-assessor-retail-management-scotland/
  • Defining an Apprenticeship Consultation

    Defining an Apprenticeship Consultation

    More than 250 responses were received for the recent Defining an Apprenticeship consultation undertaken by the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB). Around 11% of responses were received from Independent Training Providers and 6% from Colleges. The consultation sought views...
  • Review of Management Apprenticeships

    Review of Management Apprenticeships

    Management MAs are currently being reviewed – and STF members are invited to respond to the Online Consultation . Key changes relate to the core skills. For the Level 3 (SCQF 7) Framework, core skills in ICT and Numeracy...
  • Equalities Workshops for Training Providers

    Equalities Workshops for Training Providers

    Skills Development Scotland is teaming up with equality groups on a series of apprenticeship workshops for training providers. The sessions aim to help providers to recruit and support apprentices from underrepresented groups. Click here for more details.
  • MA and EF performance data published

    MA and EF performance data published

    Skills Development Scotland has published performance data for contractors delivering the MA and EF programmes on its main web site. Members who registered with PCS for the recent MA and EF tenders will already be familiar with the documents....
  • Mixed response to new MA funding rates

    Mixed response to new MA funding rates

    STF members have given a mixed response to the 2018-19 MA Contribution Rates published by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). MA Contribution Rates 2018-19 (16-24) (PDF) MA Contribution Rates 2018-19 (25 plus) PDF Increases in rates for Management, Social Services...
  • Increase in Hospitality Core Skills levels

    Increase in Hospitality Core Skills levels

    Core Skills levels in two Hospitality Modern Apprenticeships have been increased following the approval of new Frameworks by MAG (Modern Apprenticeship Group). In the SCQF Level 5 Framework, Communication and Numeracy have risen from 3 to 4; in the...