SQA supports the Scottish Training Federation Annual Conference and Awards

                                    SQA Chief Executive Dr Janet Brown with the Innovation in Training finalists

SQA were the main sponsors of the recent Scottish Training Federation (STF) Annual Conference and Awards.

Delegates representing Scotland’s skills and training sector gathered to hear about new developments and to engage in discussion.

Across the two day event, SQA led a number of seminar and speed networking sessions, where we chatted with STF members about the various ways we can support them.

With the theme of the event ‘Let’s Talk!’, SQA Chief Executive Janet Brown used her keynote address to outline SQA’s continued commitment to working in partnership with STF members, to ensure that Scotland’s young people receive the opportunities they need to develop the right skills for the future.

Dr Brown said that in this, the Year of Young People, it is important to recognise the wide variety of opportunities offered by Scotland’s family of apprenticeships. Delegates were also shown a short film clip outlining how SQA has approached the development of our own Modern Apprenticeship scheme.

And at the awards ceremony, Dr Brown was on hand to congratulate the Innovation in Training category finalists.

She presented the award to Edinburgh based Droman Solutions, who were recognised for their innovative immersive learning platform. Immersive learning allows users to interact with realistic workplace scenarios and to access training anywhere, at any time.

Shortlisted in the category was a team of e-Learning and Veterinary Nursing staff based at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Barony campus in Dumfries. The project team produced a responsive collaborative digital teaching, learning and assessment environment for first year HND Veterinary Nursing students. The new online Graded Unit assessment was created to help students with planning, developing and delivering an educational and professional presentation to members of the public on the importance of animal health and welfare.

Dr Brown said of the event: “I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and chat with STF members. Working together we can deliver the right skills for Scotland and change lives through training and development. At the awards ceremony it was fantastic to hear about the work training providers are doing to enhance the development of skills, in particular the projects at Droman Solutions and SRUC, our Innovation in Training finalists.”

Find out more about the STF Annual Conference and Awards 2018.