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Quality Assurance Framework

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is responsible for making sure all training funded through the National Training Programmes (NTPs) and Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) is of high quality and benefits the learner.

All SDS funded learning providers are required to demonstrate the extent to which they meet SDS quality standards through completion and submission of a self assessment and enter the steps they are taking to address areas for improvement onto an action plan.

SDS has developed a web-based version of the Self Assessment and Action Plan which providers can populate using existing paperwork.  Details of your current Self Assessment can be copied over to the online version and Areas for Improvement will automatically be carried forward to the Action Plan.  Once completed, providers have the option to 'send to self' for review and discussion prior to submitting the final version to SDS.  The forms can be updated and saved at any point in time.

Learning providers can continue to use the existing format and email their Self Assessment in as before.

To access the online forms, click on the following link:

Learning provider Self Assessment & Action Plan

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