On an annual basis, contracts awarded to training providers are activated on FIPS. From this point on, any contract management enquiries will be via your Skills Development Scotland Development and Delivery Executive (DDE). During this time:
Submit your signed contract acceptance to activate your contract.
Meet with your DDE who will guide you through key processes and procedures.
Work your way through the Funding Information and Processing System (FIPS) training videos and how to guides.
Provide SDS with details of delivery locations for each FA framework.
Develop a process for recruitment and start up activity, ensuring alignment with key timelines.
Make sure your employers – and your own staff – are aware of their responsibilities in relation to the FA programme conditions.