Changes to the procurement process for the current round of Foundation Apprenticeships have been welcomed by the STF Chair. For the first time, independent training providers are able to submit a tender as a lead bidder.
STF Chair, Ian McCulloch, said `We welcome this change which will help training providers to engage more fully in this expanding programme.’
Two workshops – aimed at helping training providers to better understand the Foundation Apprenticeship procurement process – have been held for STF members in the last few days.
Skills Development Scotland is currently inviting proposals to deliver Foundation Apprenticeships across Scotland for participants commencing in academic year 2019. Details have been published on the PCS Web site.
The closing date for the receipt of tenders is 10 December (12.00 noon).