Public Contract Scotland notice for Employability Fund and MAs
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) contracts on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Services and Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2020/21.
Modern Apprenticeship 2020 - Provider and Employer
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) contracts on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Services for starts for 2020/21 and continued residual (in-training) contracts for the duration of the individual Apprenticeship. SDS administers the Scottish Governments funding contribution towards the cost of training for employees that employers wish to support through and approved MA Framework. The dual purpose of the MA Programme is to support individuals to learn while in work; and economic growth across Scotland. MAs are a joint investment between employers and public funding. Employers invest through wage costs and on-going support and public funding contributes towards the costs or training. SDS is looking to contract with capable providers and employers to deliver MA Services.
Employability Fund 2020-21
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will contract on behalf of The Scottish Government for the Employability Fund (EF) Programme for 2020/21 with two further optional 1 year extension periods for 2021/22 and 2022/23, and includes funding for those participants who started prior to 1 April 2020. The interventions offered through EF continue to map to stages 2 to 4 of the strategic skills pipeline (SSP) and aim to assist unemployed individuals to progress towards and into employment. Please note the value of 52.5m GBP is an indicative value based on the annual value of 17.5m GBP. The 52.5m GBP is only if the optional two plus 1-year extensions are requested at SDS discretion.
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