When the SCQFP signed up as a partner in a new Erasmus+ funded project back in 2017 titled D’Ahoy - A Decision Skills Framework for Higher and VET Education to face VUCA situations, little did we know just how the theory of that work would suddenly turn into the reality of every day for all of us in 2020. 

The project looked at how to develop decision making skills framework for HE and VET under VUCA conditions - volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. I am sure we can all now relate to that in these current times.  Not one of us has been exempt no matter our job role or sector. We have all found ourselves having to take decisions in uncharted waters without all the information that we would like. Additionally, the motto of the project ‘good decisions at right times’, seems ever more important in today’s world and for the future whatever that will look like.

The project itself has been affected with transnational meetings cancelled and moved online, our partners working hard to make decisions to support their learners and stakeholders in their ‘day’ jobs as well as working on the outputs of the project and our final seminar moving to digital and online modes.

The SCQFP and City of Glasgow College were the two Scottish partners in the project along with another 5 partners from France, Spain and Iceland. It is hoped that the work carried out by the Scottish partners examining the extent to which VUCA conditions and decision skills are already addressed in the SCQF and how these could be enhanced in the future, could also contribute to the current discussion around meta skills in Scotland. The partners also hope that the toolkit of activities to develop these skills created within the project will also be of benefit to FE and HE practitioners.


Zoominar Thursday 2nd July - Join Us!

So this is an opportunity to join us for that final seminar on 2 July and to hear about the D’Ahoy Erasmus+ project results and recommendations. The Zoom webinar will run from 10:00 to 12:00 French time and 14:00 to 16:30 French time (9:00 – 11:00 BST and 13:00 – 15:30 BST).


The day will consist of conference keynote style presentations, roundtables and open discussion with the chance not only to hear from the project partners but also from other colleagues and from learners.


To review the programme and register for the event please click here  - attendance is free for European participants. Registration closes on 26 June 2020.