Promoting Inclusion

Presented by John McMorris, Director of Business Development, SQA and Mhairi Sanderson, Graduate Apprentice, Applications Solutions, SQA

Alison Tosh and Beth Morgan, Dundee International Women's Centre, with award
Alison Tosh and Beth Morgan, Dundee International Women's Centre

Dundee International Women's Centre (DIWC) collected the Promoting Inclusion Award at the 2019 Scottish Qualifications Authority Star Awards.

As an adult learning centre specialising in supporting women from black and minority ethnic communities to engage with learning, DIWC provides a safe and welcoming environment where the women have an opportunity to achieve entry-level qualifications.

DIWC took the decision to become an SQA centre to offer the Volunteering Skills Award to its admirable volunteers. It has since added more qualifications fitting with the other services it offers, such as an NPA in Playwork and Childcare at SCQF level 5 with the dual benefit of an in-house crèche and the Employability Award for women already taking part in DIWCs Employment Project.


Glasgow Clyde College Mentally Healthy College Community Project, with award
Highly Commended, Glasgow Clyde College Mentally Healthy College Community Project

Anneliese Archibald, Xtra-Mile.com, with award
Highly Commended, Anneliese Archibald, Xtra-Mile.com, Edinburgh