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Lessons in world-class skills to benefit Scotland
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24 Jan 2024

Martin McGuire, Director for Scotland of WorldSkills UK explains how successful Scotland has been at WorldSkills National finals in 2023 but wants to build on that success. WorldSkills, a global movement of 86 countries including Germany, France, China, India and Brazil, provides a valuable mechanism for benchmarking the quality of skills. Through its competition-based assessment […]

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What is SFC doing to tackle child poverty?
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03 Jan 2024

Interns Maya Zealey and Manuela Vergel joined SFC in our policy team this summer and undertook research into the role of SFC in tackling child poverty. Tackling child poverty is one of the Scottish Government’s highest priorities. The Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 established in statute the government’s targets to tackling the issue of one […]

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Reflections on new and past journeys
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03 Jan 2024

Karen Gray, SFC’s lead for the new Tertiary Quality Enhancement Framework, takes a personal look at the learner journey and at wide-ranging benefits inherent in the new framework. As I take up my new role as Assistant Director for Outcomes, Quality and the Learner Journey, we stand on the brink of launching Scotland’s Tertiary Quality […]

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How WorldSkills helps accelerate talent and skills to meet industry needs
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20 Nov 2023

As the WorldSkills Championships take place this week in Manchester, Michael McGuire, organising partner, looks at how the competition works and how it supports students moving into the industry.

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Colleges enable students to shape their future careers
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17 Nov 2023

This careers week, Jackie Galbraith, Principal at West Lothian College shares how the many partners WLC works with empowers individuals to shape their future careers.

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Why I still love working in the careers team
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13 Nov 2023

This Scottish Careers week, Tracey Innes from the University of Aberdeen tells us why she loves working in the career’s team and why Careers Week is so important.

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The Opportunities for AI in education
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06 Nov 2023

Since its launch, ChatGPT has experienced widespread global uptake and sustained media attention. Dr Alfred Tiley of The Data Lab Innovation Centre explores its potential in education. Since its launch, ChatGPT has experienced widespread global uptake and sustained media attention. Dr Alfred Tiley of The Data Lab Innovation Centre explores its potential in education. Since its launch, ChatGPT has experienced widespread global uptake and sustained media attention. Dr Alfred Tiley of The Data Lab Innovation Centre explores its potential in education. Since its launch, ChatGPT has experienced widespread global uptake and sustained media attention. Dr Alfred Tiley of The Data Lab Innovation Centre explores its potential in education.

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Fair access and inclusive economic growth 
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06 Oct 2023

Reflecting on SFC’s latest widening access report, Dr Paul Little argues that future economic success depends on harnessing the impact, innovation and expertise of Scotland’s colleges.

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Clearing the Air: The race to capture carbon from sky and sea
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29 Sep 2023

To mark the end of Scottish Climate Change week we are featuring a guest blog from Paul Robb of Scotland’s Net Zero Technology Centre.

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