SQA and the Commonwealth Games 2014
Glasgow is the proud host city of the 20th Commonwealth Games. The Games will run for 12 days from 23 July to 3 August 2014.
The Commonwealth Games will be a spectacular display of world-class sporting success. But it’s not just about the sport – the Games are an opportunity for businesses, organisations and communities across Scotland to benefit now and in the future
The organising committee’s vision is to stage an outstanding, athlete-centred and sport focused Games of world-class competition which will be celebrated across the Commonwealth, generate enormous pride in Glasgow and Scotland, and leave a lasting legacy.
Securing a Games Legacy for Scotland
SQA is working closely with the 2014 Games Legacy Committee to ensure the learning opportunities available before, during and after the Games add real value to learners of all ages including the 15,000 volunteers currently being recruited to deliver the most successful Commonwealth Games ever. SQA has a number of qualifications tailored to a number of key sectors which will be essential to the successful delivery of the Games that will enhance visitors’ experience of Glasgow and Scotland, develop people’s skills and training and enhance learning opportunities.
SQA is trusted to deliver qualifications that enable learners to develop clear pathways towards further learning, employment or career progression.
Based on a study completed around the skills needs arising from the Commonwealth Games, SQA has introduced some new awards and refreshed qualifications in some specific areas.
For more information about SQA qualifications and how they can deliver a learning legacy in your centre you can speak to your centre’s SQA Business Development Manager or visit www.sqa.org.uk/businessdevelopment.
SQA qualifications deliver for the Commonwealth Games and beyond
Work has been underway since 2008 to ensure that SQA’s national portfolio of qualifications meets the needs of both London 2012 and Scotland’s Commonwealth Games 2014.
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Glasgow 2014 - Beyond the Games - Clyde-sider Options Guide
A volunteer support pack, “Beyond the Games – Clyde-sider options Guide (4.65 MB)”, has been finalised by the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee. The guide will be issued to all Games time volunteers, the Clyde-siders, and will allow them to log their volunteer experience and record the skills they have developed.
The support guide also provides advice on how to use these skills to enhance their further education, volunteering or employment credentials beyond their involvement in the Games. The guide focuses on three key areas of interest: employment, education and volunteering and will signpost volunteers towards opportunities and sources of further information on these.
Global Coaches House
SQA is proud to sponsor the Global Coaches House, which provides a meeting and focal point for the coaches and coaching organisations of the world as they attend the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, as well as academics and business professionals with an interest in applying coaching to the needs of their organisations and their own professional development.
GCH is aimed at coaches working at all levels of sport, from those moulding the next Olympian, to those working with children in the local park or guiding adults to improve their fitness levels and lead a healthier life. GCH runs from Saturday 26 July to Saturday 2 August and will be hosted at the University of Strathclyde.