Today Lorna was a speaker at the Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar: The Future for Apprenticeships in Scotland in the Royal Society of Edinburgh discussing ‘Implementing the Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland – funding, restrictions and issues for SMEs. This included a discussion about:
Government priorities for apprenticeships policy in Scotland: providing work-based learning, increasing productivity and meeting skills gaps
Implementing the Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland – funding, restrictions and issues for SMEs
Priorities for Foundation Apprenticeships: effectiveness, funding certainty post-2020 and learning from best practice
Next steps for meeting the Government’s Graduate and Modern Apprenticeships targets: regional planning and tackling the post-Brexit skills gap.
You can view Lorna’s presentation opposite. Slide 7 relates to small business index (SBI) measuring small business confidence levels every quarter. You might be interested in accessing the SBI Scotland quarter 3 report. Click here to access a summary of the report. In March 2018, the federation of Small Businesses produced a report exploring the experience of Modern Apprenticeships and Small Businesses. If you are interested in reading this report, please click here.