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  • Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

    Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017

    Scottish Apprenticeship Week – from 6 to 10 March – is the annual campaign to show that apprenticeships work for businesses, individuals and the economy. The campaign theme for 2017 is ‘Apprenticeships are Changing’. More details about this year’s...
  • 2018 Employment support contracts

    2018 Employment support contracts

    Contracts worth up to £96 million will be put out to tender to deliver Scotland’s full programme of employment services from 2018. Employability Minister, Jamie Hepburn, has confirmed that nine contract areas will deliver employment support across Scotland next year,...
  • DYW Glasgow – breakfast meeting

    DYW Glasgow – breakfast meeting

    DYW – Glasgow is holding a breakfast meeting for training providers on Tuesday 28 February 2017 from 8.30am – 10.00am. The meeting will be held at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, 30 George Square, Glasgow – and will provide an...
  • SDS Annual Report 2015-16

    The Skills Development Scotland Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2016 has been published on the company’s web site. The report notes that £75.3 million was spent on Modern Apprenticeships in 2015-16, compared to £73.7 million in...
  • STF and SDS joint equalities event

    STF and SDS joint equalities event

    STF and Skills Development Scotland have joined forces to offer training providers an opportunity to attend a half-day conference focussed on equality and diversity issues. “Get Connected – Progressing Equality and Diversity in Modern Apprenticeships” will be held at the...
  • MA and EF Performance Rates published

    MA and EF Performance Rates published

    Skills Development Scotland has published Provider Outcome Achievement Rates for the MA and EF programmes. Both cover the period 1 April 2015 to 28 October 2016. The documents can be downloaded via the links below. MA Provider Outcome Achievement...
  • FIPS FAQs and PowerPoint Presentation available

    Skills Development Scotland has published an FAQ document dealing with common queries submitted by training providers relating to the new FIPS software. Additionally, the PowerPoint presentation used at the recent STF workshops has been updated with extra information added...
  • Funding Opportunities in VET

    Funding Opportunities in VET

    The European Commission has published two calls for proposals providing EU funding opportunities. 1)    Mobility of apprentices (long duration) In the context of a Pilot Project on long-term mobility for apprentices, supported by the European Parliament, on 25 January...
  • Parliament event marks 15 years of SCQF

    Parliament event marks 15 years of SCQF

    The SCQF is 15 years old and to celebrate this milestone, the SCQF Partnership (SCQFP) hosted an evening reception at the Scottish Parliament for Scottish Ministers, MSPs and stakeholders and supporters of the SCQF this week. The event was...
  • Work Able Scotland programme

    Work Able Scotland programme

    A key part of Scotland’s new employability services has been announced, with a contract being awarded to give people with health conditions the support they need to find work. The £5 million Work Able Scotland programme will support up...