SQA renews agreement with Scottish Training Federation

SQA has renewed a memorandum of understanding with the Scottish Training Federation.

The agreement, which was signed at the recent STF Annual Conference at the Crieff Hydro, sees both organisations working together over the next three years to support and encourage the uptake of workplace-based qualifications and promote the highest level of quality in vocational qualification delivery.  

Both SQA and STF also agreed to extend their commitment to fostering the adoption of vocational and wider achievement qualifications amongst school pupils and encourage school leavers to consider vocational training routes once they have left school.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first Scottish Vocational Qualification and SQA led a number of seminars and speed networking sessions promoting SVQs and other products and services to STF delegates at the conference.

Jean Blair, director of operations at SQA, said: "The past 25 years has seen SVQs become an integral part of the skills and training landscape in Scotland, but their success would not be possible without the contribution from organisations such as the Scottish Training Federation. 
Blair continued, "Without their support and the support of employers, colleges and training providers, SVQs would not have the recognition, understanding and acceptance that they have today. Put simply, the career paths of thousands of Scots over the past 25 years have benefitted immeasurably thanks to the support SQA and our vocational qualifications have received from the STF."