Programme 2017


The STF Annual Conference and Awards will be held on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September 2017 at Crieff Hydro. Top television and radio broadcaster, Stephen Jardine, will host the event for the second time.

For the Award Ceremony, Stephen will be joined by BBC weather presenter, Judith Ralston.

Conference Theme

What next for skills and training in Scotland?

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Programme 2017

Details about the conference agenda and speakers will be published in June 2017.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Liz Smith MSP
  • Dr Ken Thomson, Principal, Forth Valley College
  • Katie Hutton, Director of National Training Programmes, Skills Development Scotland
  • Stuart McKenna, Chief Executive, Scottish Training Federation



  • Apprenticeship Levy
  • The Future of the Employability Fund
  • Early Years expansion
  • National Training Programmes update
  • Get involved with PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment)
  • FIPS – making it work for you
  • Equalities in the workplace
  • Funding for training providers – what’s available?
  • Foundation / Graduate Level Apprenticeships – how to get involved

SQA will also be running workshops – details about these will be published shortly.


Speed Networking

Details to follow shortly.

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2016 Programme

For information about the 2016 STF Annual Conference and Awards, click on the link below:

STF Annual Conference 2016