Kirsten McLaughlan - Fife College
When the pandemic hit, retail worker Kirsten McLaughlan wanted to change career - but she had no qualifications. Her learning journey began with Fife College at SCQF level 5. She's now working her way up the qualifications framework, with ambitions of completing a computing degree at SCQF Level 10.
Lochend Community High School
Lochend High School is situated within Glasgow City Council and in one of the most deprived areas of the country. They had a very traditional progression pathway of National and Higher qualifications which wasn't meeting the needs of their young people. Becoming an SCQF Ambassador School has allowed them to discover and introduce a wider range of qualifications credit rated on the SCQF which has benefited their learners, particularly those who were disengaged with mainstream education.
Wider Achievement - Youth Awards undertaken in school on the SCQF
Marielle Bruce, Youth Work and Schools Manager for YouthLink Scotland introduces this video on Youth Awards with staff and pupils from West Calder High School, Wick High School, and New Struan School alongside George Cherrie from Youth Scotland to talk about how youth awards are being offered to young people in school and the benefits this has on their experience, confidence and learning journey.
Wider Achievement - Youth Awards on the SCQF
Partners from Awards Network, Outward Bound Trust, teachers and pupils from Inverness Royal Academy, Gairloch High School, Calderglen High School and Jamie Hepburn Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training, talk about the value and benefits of having youth awards credit rated on the SCQF.
My Learning Journey - Christie's Story
Christie was brought up in care from the age of 5, he spent 12 years in prison where he went on to become a heroin addict. With support from WEA (Workers' Educational Association), Christie has positively turned his life around. Working his way up the framework to SCQF Level 7, he now works as a Peer Mentor for the charity Cyrenians.
My Learner Journey - Rowan's Story
Hermitage Academy is a school, based where the Firth of Clyde meets the Gareloch. Due to the proximity to the Naval Base at Faslane it made sense for the school to offer Maritime Skills as an option for young people. Rowan is currently undertaking the course at Argyll College UHI, MaritimeSkills sits at SCQF Level 5.
My Learning Journey - Brian's Story
Brian left school with 5 Highers (at SCQF Level 6) and went straight to University leaving his Electronic Engineering course after a year. He moved on to build a career in the financial industry but found not having a degree a serious hurdle even with his professional experience. He used RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) to gain entry into second year of University.
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