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Gerry Dougan (Scotland’s Colleges) then provided an overview of his organisation’s input to mostly strategic initiatives to support the development of Information Technology (IT) and Information ...

Gerry Dougan (Scotland’s Colleges) then provided an overview of his organisation’s input to mostly strategic initiatives to support the development of Information Technology (IT) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services within Scotland’s Further Education Sector.

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  • Scotland has over 40 colleges with campuses from Stranraer to Lerwick.Colleges have approximately 4,000 sites for local accessSince 2000, 50% of SFC funded colleges have benefitted from major capital investment. (Source: Key Facts 2010)Point out the diversity and different types of colleges e.g. rural, city, landbased etc – rural colleges make use of IT/VC to deliver lessons etcBanff & BuchanNumber of Students: 10,549Full time: 2,048Part time: 8,501Income: 11,697,000SMONumber of Students: 832Full time: 99Part time: 733Income: OatridgeNumber of Students: 2942Full time: 584Part time: 2.358Income: 3,142,000City of GlasgowNumber of Students: 28,835Full time: 11,938Part time: 16,897Income: 56,706,000
  • Comment on how colleges also support people in the most deprived areas and ethnic minorities.(Source: Keyfacts 2010)
  • The essential drivers of the curriculum are:Student demands for choice and progressionEmployers’ requirements for skills and enterpriseSociety’s needs for employability and social inclusion.
  • SCQF:describes the courses and programmes that lead to qualificationsHelps with the development of progression routesProvides opportunities to transfer credit points.NC Early Education and Childcare – Level 6 – made up of 12 individual units = 72 pointsHNC Early Education and Childcare – Level 7 – made up of xxxx individual units = 120 points
  • HMIe – national body responsible for the evaluation and improvement of the Scottish education system.SQA– national body responsible for accrediting all qualifications below degree level.Quality teams in colleges - Robust internal quality systems and regular quality audits carried out to ensure compliance with external quality systems.
  • students from the postcode areas in which the 20 per cent most deprived members of the population live made up 29 per cent of all FE activity and 23 per cent of all HE activity 83 per cent per cent of those on FE programmes with a national qualification aim gained the award or progressed to the next year of study 76 per cent of the employers that had recruited a college graduate considered that recruits were well prepared for work. 82 per cent per cent of those on HE programmes gained the award or progressed to the next year 26 per cent of employers use colleges for off-the-job staff trainingFor every £1 invested, there is a return of £3.20 to the economy(source: http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/Statisticsperformanceindicators/FE_Staff_and_Student_Performance_Indicators_2008-09.pdf and RoSCO and Skills inScotland 2008 page 32-33)
  • 70% of colleges in Scotland are delivering internationallyGrowth areas include: engineering, catering, leisure and tourismScotland currently has over 6,000 international students from 117 countries (Source: SFC Facts and Figures 2010)- Please tailor this slide to the group which you are presenting to.

Gerry Dougan about Scotland’s Colleges Gerry Dougan about Scotland’s Colleges Presentation Transcript

  •  Serve more than 400,000 learners Employ 20,000 staff Deliver 22% higher education activity Engage with 10,000 businesses 5,358 international students from over 100 countries (2,725 from outside EU) Total sector income = €1.2 billion
  • The essential drivers of the curriculum are:• Student demands for choice and progression• Employers’ requirements for skills and enterprise• Society’s needs for employability and social inclusion.
  •  Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  •  Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education Scottish Qualifications Authority Colleges - high quality learning experiences - learner engagement - quality culture
  •  Every £1 invested produces a return of £3.20 to the economy Over 80% of students gain awards or progress to the next year of study 76% of employers believe that college graduates are well prepared for work 26% of employers use colleges for off-the- job staff training.
  •  Workforce development training and accreditation for international corporate clients Learning and training programmes for international students in Scotland Development projects and programmes in partnership with international development agencies
  •  Scotland’s Colleges exists to support, represent and promote the Scottish college sector. Through our work we: - seek to prepare and assist the sector deliver its vital contribution to the economic and social needs of Scotland - serve the ambitions of Scotlands learners and the demands of Scotlands employers - enhance the sectors national and international reputation.
  •  Through national projects ◦ Curriculum for Excellence ◦ National Qualifications Supporting practitioners in developing learning and teaching strategies ICT Community of Practice Subject Networks – technology strand Repository – sharing etc. ◦ Copyright / IPR advice and guidance Web 2.0 Webinars
  •  I can approach familiar and new situations with confidence when selecting and using appropriate software to solve increasingly complex problems or issues. I can use ICT effectively in different learning contexts across the curriculum to access, select and present relevant information in a range of tasks. Throughout my learning, I can make effective use of a computer system to process and organise information.
  • Revolution doesn’t happen when societyadopts new technologies – it happens whensociety adopts new behaviour.Clay Shirky
  • Thank You