Consultation on the Scottish Government’s response to the UK apprenticeship levy

The UK Government announced its plans to introduce a UK wide apprenticeship levy from April 2017.   Employers will pay 0.5% of their annual pay bill in excess of ÂŁ3m through the PAYE ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016

It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 and we’d like to congratulate all of the people who have completed and are currently working through their social service apprenticeship. In ... Continue Reading →

Care charity celebrates successful staff at awards ceremony

Care and support teams from across Scotland gathered at a glamourous awards ceremony in Dundee last week.  Now in its second year, the glitzy Gowrie Care Accolades brought together ... Continue Reading →

New technical and professional apprenticeship career skills apps now available

We’ve produced two apps to help you with career skills for the higher level (technical and professional) apprenticeships. Technical Apprenticeship Career Skills: Social Services (Children ... Continue Reading →

New professional apprenticeship SVQ 4 Care Services Leadership and Management

A new professional apprenticeship at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 10, which incorporates the revised SVQ4 Care Services Leadership and Management, has ... Continue Reading →

Scotland sees a rise in social service apprenticeships

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015 has demonstrated the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the economy.  This includes social services where the number ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Apprenticeship Week at Lullaby Lane

Founded in September 2013, Lullaby Lane Nursery situated inWesterton area of Bearsden, Glasgow has “created a home from home environment, creating secure attachments, through ... Continue Reading →

Fifth annual Scottish Apprenticeship Week to be biggest yet

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015 – from 18 to 22 May – will show the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the Scottish economy. Organised by Skills Development ... Continue Reading →

Pathfinder apprenticeships in social services and healthcare and children and young people

Skills Development Scotland is working with employers, schools and training providers to roll out apprenticeship programmes to senior phase pupils in schools across Scotland. Foundation ... Continue Reading →

Take on a young person – you’ll be amazed what you get in return

There’s lots of help for businesses in Scotland to attract, recruit, train and pay young people. From arranging quality short term work placements to creating full time jobs, there’s ... Continue Reading →