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  Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT)

The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) was established in 1990 to manage the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) Training Schemes.  SECTT run the only industry approved training scheme for electrical apprenticeships in Scotland.

The Trust was established by SELECT and Unite the Union who appoint an equal number of Trustees as their representatives.

The SJIB Training Scheme is designed to regulate the entry, conditions of service, training and education of all persons in the electrical contracting industry, with a particular focus on apprenticeships.  SECTT manage the apprentices throughout their training from the first day at college to becoming a qualified electrician, and beyond.  The Scottish scheme incorporates the Modern Apprenticeship, which includes the Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Electrical Installation.

A contribution towards the cost of training is provided through Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

The various organisations involved in the development, control and delivery of electrical apprenticeships in Scotland are:

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The Scottish Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry (SJIB)


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The organisation governed by representatives from SELECT and Unite the Union that agrees the conditions of services, wage rates, etc. within the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. The SJIB is responsible for the design of the Apprenticeship Training Scheme to ensure that apprentices are trained to the standard required by SummitSkills. It is also a joint Awarding Partner for the SVQ which is a constituent part of the Training Scheme.


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SELECT

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SELECT is Scotland's trade association for the electrical industry. It was founded in 1900 and is an independent and autonomous association representing the interests of its members and the wider electrical industry. Its aim is to drive up industry standards, ensure that work carried out by its Member companies is of the highest quality and safe and support the skill base of the electrical sector.


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Unite the Union

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The recognised Trade Union of the electrical contracting industry in the UK


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Skills Development Scotland

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) which brought together the careers, skills, training and funding services of Careers Scotland, Scottish University for Industry (learndirect scotland) and the Skills Intervention arms of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

SDS works with a range of learning providers to deliver national training programmes (NTPs) ensuring people across Scotland can access funded training opportunities.


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Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

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This organisation ensures that the college based training is provided in the approved format and to the required standards. It is also a joint Awarding partner with the SJIB for the SVQ which is a constituent part of the Training Scheme.


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SummitSkills

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SummitSkills is the standard setting organisation for the building services engineering (BSE) sector.

They act as the voice of the industry through developing and maintaining standards, apprenticeships and qualifications across the sector.

 

A key part of SummitSkills' role as a Standard Setting Organisation is to act as the voice of employers of all sizes across the BSE sector on industry standards and changes to qualifications and apprenticeships, keeping up to speed with policy changes and ensuring skills development projects meet the day-to-day needs of businesses on the ground.


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