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Learning Provider Resources

Newsletters and resources to provide further support and guidance to Learning 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.

MA, EF and NTSF Newsletters

FA Newsletters

GA Newsletters

NTP Newsletters

Links to SDS resources

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.