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  • STF Awards 2017 – Winners Announced

    STF Awards 2017 – Winners Announced

    The winners of the STF Awards 2017 were announced last week at the STF Annual Conference. And the top award – STF Provider of the Year – was won by TIGERS. Click here for more details.
  • SDS Letter of Guidance published

    SDS Letter of Guidance published

    Scottish Government has issued Skills Development Scotland (SDS) with its Letter of Guidance for 2017-18. The correspondence outlines the government’s expectations of SDS in the current year. Some of the key points are: The Grant-in-Aid budget for 2017-18 is...
  • New Flexible Workforce Development Fund

    New Flexible Workforce Development Fund

    The Scottish Government has published a press release giving outline details of the new Flexible Workforce Development Fund. The fund will be available to Scottish organisations across the private, public and third sectors who are subject to the UK...
  • SUSE seeks Board Members

    SUSE seeks Board Members

    The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) is a membership organisation representing organisations and practitioners who deliver supported employment across Scotland. SUSE is now seeking new Board Members who share its passion for equality and diversity in the workplace...
  • STF writes to Employability Minister

    STF writes to Employability Minister

    STF has written to Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training, to seek clarification on the future of the current Employability Fund (EF). It is not clear at this stage if the fund will continue after March next...
  • FIPS Survey Analysis published

    FIPS Survey Analysis published

    An analysis of the STF member survey on FIPS (Funding Information and Processing System) has been published. The full report can be viewed in the member section of the STF website (Consultations & Survey Responses section), or by requesting...
  • Join the STF Care Forum!

    Join the STF Care Forum!

    The next meeting of the STF Care Forum will be held in Glasgow on Monday 11 September, from 1.00-3.00pm. The Forum discusses issues relating to the delivery of both MA and EF in early learning and adult care; it...
  • All speakers confirmed for STF Conference

    All speakers confirmed for STF Conference

    All speakers have now been confirmed for the STF Annual Conference & Awards which will be held at Crieff Hydro on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September 2017. Included in the line-up are: Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability...
  • Job Vacancies – Quest

    Quest is a training company with a second-to-none reputation for engaging training and effective support – and we’re on the hunt for trainers and assessors who excel at what they do. We are recruiting Associate Assessors and Associate Trainers...
  • Foundation Apprenticeships 2018-20

    Foundation Apprenticeships 2018-20

    Skills Development Scotland is inviting proposals for Foundation Apprenticeship Projects for participants commencing in academic year 2018-2020. As in previous years, proposals will only be accepted from Colleges or Local Authorities. However, in a significant shift of emphasis, delivery...