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1 Widening Participation in Post- Compulsory Education in Scotland The College to University Context Dr Eric Massie FRSA Scottish Further Education Unit

2 Context and Background Issues Scottish Executive Inclusive Education programme Scottish Executive Inclusive Education programme Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Scottish Wider Access Regional Forums Scottish Wider Access Regional Forums Scottish Funding Council Articulation Project Scottish Funding Council Articulation Project

3 Inclusive Education Engaging the disengaged: strategies Engaging the disengaged: strategies The role of community education The role of community education The role of further education colleges The role of further education colleges The role of the university sector The role of the university sector

4 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) A descriptive framework showing the relationship between qualification levels in a Scottish educational context. Provides a clear indicator of progression pathways. Each level (1-12) is outlined in a specification that can be used in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

5 Scottish Wider Access Regional Forums Function: to provide support for students and institutions working to promote inclusive education. Function: to provide support for students and institutions working to promote inclusive education. Four regions: North Forum; Fife and Tayside Forum; South-East Scotland Forum; West Forum. Four regions: North Forum; Fife and Tayside Forum; South-East Scotland Forum; West Forum. Supported by Scottish Funding Council grant aid. Supported by Scottish Funding Council grant aid.

6 Scottish Funding Council Articulation Project Aim: to facilitate progression from Higher National Qualifications to Degree studies Aim: to facilitate progression from Higher National Qualifications to Degree studies Subject specific articulation in: Science; Social Science; Business; Computing; Engineering; Sports Studies. Subject specific articulation in: Science; Social Science; Business; Computing; Engineering; Sports Studies. Seeking to carry out curriculum matching from HNQ-Degree Seeking to carry out curriculum matching from HNQ-Degree

7 Subject area: Business Project strand carried out by Fife and Tayside Regional Access Forum. Project strand carried out by Fife and Tayside Regional Access Forum. Institutions from college and university sectors. Institutions from college and university sectors. Subject lecturer discussions. Subject lecturer discussions. Acceptance of need for co-operation in devising bridging units where required. Acceptance of need for co-operation in devising bridging units where required.

8 Issues 240 Credits at HND level allowing automatic advanced entry into AY3? 240 Credits at HND level allowing automatic advanced entry into AY3? Curricular gaps: college or university responsibility? Curricular gaps: college or university responsibility? Funding: the Graduate Endowment. Funding: the Graduate Endowment. Multi-agency co-operation: colleges, universities, SQA, QAA. Multi-agency co-operation: colleges, universities, SQA, QAA.

9 Workshop Delegates are invited to work in small groups to discuss some of the issues arising from the presentation and to give examples of good practice based on personal experience. 30 minutes are allocated for this task to be followed by a 30 minute plenary feedback session.

10 Contact: Dr Eric Massie FRSA Scottish Further Education Unit (direct line)


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