Lifelong Learning for Centres Award
Lifelong learning is important to Scotland, its economy and the workforce. This award recognises the work of centres to deliver real and sustained learning opportunities to learners of all ages. This award is sponsored by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership.
Fife Council’s Adult Basic Education Service provides literacies support for up to 900 adult learners in the region each year. Tuition is arranged in local venues across Fife, and people come along to build their skills and confidence. They follow their own learning plan, tailored to their own goals and needs.
An important element of adult basic education provision is the delivery of accredited learning opportunities for adult literacies learners. A team of 15 qualified assessors help learners to build portfolios detailing their achievement in Core Skills Units in Communication, Numeracy or ICT.
For many, this is the first time they have ever achieved a formal qualification. Their sense of accomplishment helps to build their confidence, demonstrating that they can be successful learners and encouraging them to take up opportunities for progression in their learning or career.
Winner: Fife Council Adult Basic Education
Pictured - Jill Little accepting the Award.
Highly Commended: Angus Council Social Work and Health
Award accepted on behalf of Angus Council Social Work and Health by Tricia Low
Highly Commended: Grampian Police
Award accepted on behalf of Grampian Police by Karen Cavanagh