Awarding Body/Sector Skills Councils Event - 26 March 2013
Awarding Body/Sector Skills Councils
Event - 26 March 2013
Introduction and aims of the day
(George Brown, Head of Accreditation, Scottish Qualifications Authority)
Due to the heavy demands for many stakeholders over February 2013 we rescheduled this years event into March. Further looking to best support attendees needs and expectations we tailored the day as an opportunity to inform and develop collectively.
The morning consists of key information sessions and we are again pleased to have the attendance and contribution of key stakeholders in Scotland. This year we will be joined by Aileen Ponton from the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership, who will present on ECVET; Paul McGuiness from Skills Development Scotland, covering Modern Apprenticeships and Margaret Tierney from SQA Awarding Body, providing a Core Skills Update.
From SQA Accreditation Nicola Dunlop will provide an overview of the Regulatory Principles (2011) and I, George Brown, will deliver an EQAVET presentation.
In the second part of the day we are particularly interested in hearing the experiences of Awarding Body and Sector Skills Councils colleagues. The working environment we operate in continues to be extremely challenging and we want to use part of the afternoon to review and reflect on 2012-13 and also look forward to what lies ahead in 2013-14.
As always questions and feedback are encouraged throughout the day and SQA Accreditation staff are available and happy to respond to any questions attendees may have. Furthermore we welcome any relevant comments, suggestions or feedback anyone may have following the event.
Please see below for presentations and information provided on the day.
Modern Apprenticeship by Paul McGuinness, Commissioning Manager, Skills Programmes, Skills Development Scotland
ECVET by Aileen Ponton, Chief Executive, SCQF Partnership
EQAVET by George Brown, Head of Accreditation, SQA Accreditation
Please click on the links below for additional information
SDS' MA page http://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/our-services/modern-apprenticeships.aspx
EQAVET page http://www.eqavet.eu/gns/home.aspx
ECVET page http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/ecvet_en.htm