NQGA College Network Event - Spring 2010
Two Network Events were held, 25 February and 4 March 2010, with key themes aimed at promoting the objectives of the NQGA Development programme, particularly enhancing college participation in developing specialist collaborative National Certificates and National Progression Awards (NPAs). For more information on the Spring 2010 Network Events and to find out what’s coming next.
Presentations from the speakers and workshop information is available to download below.
Programme of the day and downloads
|Thursday 25 February 2010, Stirling Management Centre and Thursday 4 March, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow|
Welcome and Opening Address
Janis Carson, NQGA Key Partners Group (518 KB)
Linda McTavish, NQGA Key Partners Group and Project Board (515 KB)
NQGA – Specialist Collaborative Developments
What’s in it for Colleges, Learners and Employers? (628 KB)
Why We Got Involved and How it Worked for Us
Case Study (4th March, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow) (80 KB).
E-Assessment in NCs and NPAs (332 KB)
Graeme Clark, Linn van der Zanden, Mhairi McAlpine and Liam Campbell SQA
Workshop Sessions- Making Connections
Delegates were asked to consider
|Plenary and Next Steps|
- Professions for which National Occupational Standards are available (84 KB)
- 115 Uses of National Occupational Standards (32 KB)
- List of Sector Skills Councils (40 KB)
Areas of interest
Referring to recent government reports and sector publications, delegates were invited to submit ideas for new qualifications which meet the current and future needs of the economic, social and cultural priorities of Scotland and the UK as a whole. Notes of interest from delegates were also invited which identified where a college certificated course would benefit from collaborating with others to devise a national qualification.
‘Couldn’t make the event?’ Let’s discuss your areas of interest – sent this Note of Interest (29 KB) back to us and we’ll get in touch.
Quotes from attendees
Delegates on both days made the most of the opportunity to network with colleagues across the sector and their feedback was very positive, eg:
'Great networking opportunity and good info given.'
'I will take ideas back to my centre to discuss possible collaborative projects.'
Pictures from the event