Newsletters and resources to provide further support and guidance to Training Providers.

Provider Newsletters 

Previous editions of our newsletters offering advice and guidance can be found below, including versions specifically for Foundation Apprenticeship, Graduate Apprenticeship and Modern Apprenticeship, Employability Fund and National Third Sector Fund providers.

Links to SDS resources

New module on assessing Work-based Learning

‘Assessing Work-based Learning in the Current Covid-19 Pandemic’ on the SDS Learning Management System (LMS) provides relevant and useful advice and information to help continue delivery where possible.

Career Information, Advice and Guidance

SDS Career Information and Guidance continues to offer the SDS all-age guidance service during the pandemic. Individuals can contact their local SDS team or visit 

Job Hub

SDS has launched a new My World of Work Job Hub which connects employers and individuals with immediately available vacancies during the pandemic. 

Online Learning Portal

SDS has introduced an Online Learning Portal in response to COVID-19, connecting people with thousands of free-to-access online learning materials. Working closely with learning providers, additional resources will be added in the coming weeks and months.

Links to external resources and further guidance

Scottish Government

SQA Awarding Body

SQA Accreditation

The Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards (FISSS)

Business Support

City and Guilds Awarding Body

College Development Network (CDN)

  • CDN LearnOnline resources can be accessed by registering on the CDN site. There are a number of courses and resources relating to learning and teaching practice, wellbeing (including mental wellbeing) and leadership.

Training Provider interim measures

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are continuing to consider and agree measures to reduce disruption to contract holders,
employers and apprentices in the delivery of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, and the Employability and National Third Sector Funds.