Activating your contract

Activating your contract

We activate contracts for learning providers in April and you will already have a Skills Investment Adviser (SIA), from Skills Development Scotland alongside your contract executive.  

The Contract Executive manages the delivery of the volumes and value of your contract. Your SIA guides you through important documents, employee roles and responsibilities and our policy and processes. During this time, you should familiarise yourself with some of the topics below to prepare for training delivery. 

Read our guides and resources

We have a range of helpful resources to support you in our marketing resources area. It includes the Modern Apprentice images, videos and social posts to help you promote apprenticeships to a range of candidates. There’s also challenge postcards to help you deal with any stereotypes potential employers could have  

Support inclusion 

If you want to know more about the equality statistics of your local area, have a look at our equalities summaries 

Read our Inclusive Recruitment Guides to make your training appealing to everyone. You can also check the Additional Support Needs guide on our corporate site to find out what support is available near you.   

Advertise a vacancy 

Work with your employers to advertise any of their Modern Apprenticeship positions on It’s completely free and your vacancy will automatically be posted on Universal Jobmatch and My World of Work, too. Start by creating your account. 

Claim payments

Read our how-to guides and watch our training videos about the Funding Information and Processing System (FIPS), so you know how to manage and claim payments. These resources show you how to use the system, enter a new MA start and claim progress and achievement payments.    

Understand the programme conditions 

Make sure your colleagues and your employers are aware of the responsibilities in the MA programme conditions. You could do this by running an induction or producing an information pack.