1. Award activation

Award activation

Every year, we award funding to learning providers for Graduate Apprenticeships (GA). If you're given a funding award, you’ll be appointed and supported by one of our Development and Delivery Executives (DDE).    

Here’s what you need to do to prepare for your award activation:   

Sign your funding award   

You’ll have to sign and return the funding award to Skills Development Scotland. There are instructions about how to do this in your Award Letter.    

Speak to your DDE 

Meet with your appointed Development and Delivery Executive. They’ll guide you through the process for delivering a Graduate Apprenticeship award. 

Access FIPS

You’ll need to get a  Funding and Information Processing System (FIPS) Licence Agreement and provide the details of delegated authorities who require access.     

Find out all about FIPS by watching  the training videos and reading the how to guides.     

Prepare for recruitment

Develop a recruitment process and start up activity. You will be required to provide regular recruitment updates on your Development and Delivery Executive.

Understand the programme conditions    

Make sure your colleagues and your employers are aware of the responsibilities in the document Graduate Apprenticeships Information for Learning Providers (PDF).