Education

  • Developing the Young Workforce wins silver Future Policy Award

    16th October 2019 by

    Developing the Young Workforce wins Future Policy Award 2019

    Developing the Young Workforce has been recognised with an international policy award. On Friday 11 October 2019, the World Future Council revealed that Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) was among the policies selected to receive a silver award in what it dubs ‘the Oscar for best policies’ for empowering youth at a ceremony in Geneva...

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  • Results Day – finding support and celebrating success

    5th August 2019 by

    Don't Panic! Find Results Day support & advice adn inspiration for yoru learner journey via our blog

    Over the past few weeks, we have been celebrating the broad successes of young people in the Senior Phase, from S4-S6, on social media. The range of awards, qualifications and progression routes at all Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels available from S4-S6 is vast, coupled with the opportunity to experience learning opportunities through...

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  • Celebrating all learner journeys – #MyLearnerJourney

    22nd July 2019 by

    join us in celebrating all forms of learner success in the run up to SQA Results Day on 6 August #MyLearnerJourney

    A young person’s experience at school can help them discover what they are passionate about so they can find a pathway to a career in which they can flourish. Curriculum for Excellence is designed to help young people become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. But that doesn’t mean the same thing...

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  • Deputy First Minister welcomes college support staff deal

    19th October 2018 by

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney has welcomed the £14 million pay and terms and conditions of service agreement reached with approximately 6,000 support staff in Scotland’s 26 colleges. He said: “I am pleased to hear that college support staff have voted to accept this pay, terms and conditions offer. The deal recognises the important contribution they...

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  • Numbers add up as Maths Week kicks off with hundreds of events

    10th September 2018 by

    A maths magician, a guitar physicist and a codebreaking team from Bletchley Park are among the highlights of Maths Week Scotland, which starts across the country today. It is #MathsWeekScot 2018 and I am delighted to launch the first of seven daily puzzles I will be tweeting this week. For help, check out the videos...

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  • Results day

    7th August 2018 by

    For more than 135,000 young people and their families today is the most anticipated day of the summer as they receive their SQA results. I had the opportunity to meet just a few of them during a visit to Firrhill High School in Edinburgh this morning and again at a special SQA celebration for care...

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  • Minister comments on 2016-17 widening access statistics

    30th May 2018 by

    Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Funding Council’s Report on Widening Access 2016-17, Further and Higher Education Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “These figures are a stark reminder of why this Government was right to take the action we did on widening access. “They show that in the four years up to 2016-17 nothing had...

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  • Articulation in action

    17th April 2018 by

    Further and Higher Education Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville today met a former roadie who swapped life touring the world with a band to train for his dream job as an ambulance paramedic thanks to a college access course to university. Chris Anderson, who is now studying for his BSc in Paramedic Science at Glasgow Caledonian University,...

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  • Equality and fairness at heart of college and university agenda

    5th April 2018 by

    Further and Higher Education Minister, Shirley-Anne Somerville, has put equality and fairness at the heart of her guidance to universities and colleges for 2018-19. Setting out her expectations for the sector in the letter of guidance to the Scottish Funding Council, published today, the Minister said that continued progress in implementing the recommendations of the...

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  • New figures on higher education students at Scottish institutions

    20th March 2018 by

    New figures have been published today by the Scottish Funding Council examining the higher education sector in Scotland in 2016-17. Read the key points from the publication: Commenting on the figures, Further and Higher Education Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “It is welcome to see in these latest statistics that we have a record number of post-graduate...

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