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Exhibitors

Stand No. 25Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN)

 

SDTN is a unique organisation dedicated to developing practice-based drama training in Scotland. An SFC initiative, SDTN is based at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and is a network organisation of 19 further education colleges and higher education institutions who provide practical training in theatre, film, television and radio subjects.
Stand No. 26SQA

 

SQA, Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body, works throughout the UK and internationally. We help individuals realise their potential and achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services.

Our Higher National qualifications, vocational qualifications and National Qualifications form the majority of education provision and training in Scotland’s colleges.

SQA and CDN support the development of vocational qualifications in the college sector and meet the requirements of the Developing the Young Workforce youth employment strategy. SQA also responds to college sector needs with representation on planning groups and an active involvement in the network itself.

Stand No. 33The Robertson Trust

 

The Robertson Trust is currently the largest independent grant-making trust in Scotland and has a vision to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland – inspired by the example of our founders, the Robertson Sisters.”
Stand No. 10Tree of Knowledge

 

Tree of Knowledge is an inspirational training company based in Dunfermline, Fife, who deliver motivational workshops within the education and business sectors. They passionately believe in the tangible benefits that first class motivational speaking, team-building and stress management workshops bring. An Entertaining, Enlightening and Educating revolution.

To Inspire the World…

In partnership with you, our unrivalled passion for making a difference allows us to entertain, enlighten and educate your people, delivering a learning experience they’ll never forget.

-Since 2001-

Stand No. 3College Development Network (CDN)College Development Network (CDN) is a skills and sector development agency. Our mission is to maximise the impact of education for learners across the vocational and college system in Scotland. We have three aims, through which we deliver our mission:

  • We work to improve the quality of teaching and support for learners by developing the skills and expertise of our vocational workforce.
  • We invest in the strategic vision and performance of vocational education, by developing great emerging leaders and excellent governance structures in colleges and beyond.
  • We are a catalyst for sector innovation, by networking colleges and showcasing their expertise, connecting industry and education to boost economic growth, and empowering partnerships that join up the learner journey.
 
Stand No. 5 Priority Management Priority Management has trained over 2.5m people in the last decade to Work Sm@rter.  We teach people a proven to work, practical methodology which transforms the way busy leaders and managers plan, execute, communicate and deliver work.  Everyone is challenged with too much work, emails, too little time and there’s an overabundance of technology which is meant to make life easier for us, but few know how to really optimise it.  We teach life-changing processes, supported by new techniques to maximise how we use tools such as Outlook which in turn increase productivity and performance.  Our recent survey of 21,600 past attendees demonstrates a 59 minute per person per day increase in productivity.  What could you do with another half day every week? 
Stand No. 23QDP Services QDP is the leading provider of independent questionnaire feedback. We can:

•    Provide an effective system to monitor and evaluate feedback and opinions
•    Gather quantitative/qualitative data from all your stakeholders
•    Provide robust evidence for self-evaluation
•    Provide detailed reports capturing the levels of satisfaction – with distance travelled
•    Compare your college’s data with others with our unique analysis which includes external benchmarking.

 
Stand No. 22 SAHARA Clevertouch is a market leading range of large interactive touchscreens, which have been designed and manufactured to the highest standard by an award-winning British manufacturer.
Built with the simplicity of a smartphone or tablet, the Clevertouch suite of interactive touchscreens are powered by Android and come with a custom designed user interface, which enables users to present and interact with information as instinctively as the devices in their pocket.
 
Stand No. 30AoC Create/AoC Jobs AoC Create is part of the Association of Colleges – the national voice for colleges in the UK. We support colleges by delivering high quality and cost-effective education events; training & development; executive & management recruitment; interim management; strategic consultancy services and a dedicated job board. 
Stand No. 31bksbbksb produce award-winning eLearning solutions for English, maths and ICT skills development which are used by 89% of FE colleges in England, and an increasing number in Scotland for Core Skills.  Our assessments and learning resources have been shown to significantly raise skill levels, leading to improved success rates and inspection outcomes. 
Stand No. 34Google for Education and AppsEvents Technology is transforming what’s possible in schools, colleges and universities – Google for Education provides innovative solutions to learning’s biggest barriers. We provide educators with powerful solutions that are affordable and easy to use. With our suite of devices, apps, and resources, you can easily bring the power of technology to your establishment. G Suite for Education is a suite of collaborative productivity and communication tools. Chromebooks are shareable, affordable devices designed for the classroom. Google for Education also provides free programs and resources to develop skills for the future. 
Stand No. 28 & 29Cycling Scotland Cycling Scotland is a registered charity (SC029760) and a company limited by guarantee. We receive funding from Transport Scotland to bring cycling out from the fringes of everyday life and into the mainstream. We aim to establish cycling as an acceptable, attractive and practical lifestyle option.

Vision
A sustainable, inclusive and healthy Scotland where anyone, anywhere can enjoy all the benefits of cycling.
Mission
Cycling Scotland is the nation’s cycling organisation. Working with others, we help create and deliver opportunities and an environment so anyone anywhere in Scotland can cycle easily and safely.
Values
As individuals we will lead by example and as an organisation, our values are to be:
•    Collaborative
•    Inclusive
•    Professional & evidence-driven
•    Ambitious
•    Sustainable

 
Stand No. 27GTC ScotlandGTCS is the independent professional body which promotes and regulates the teaching profession. Further Education lecturers who have been awarded a Teaching Qualification (Further Education) can choose to register with GTCS for a range of benefits including Teaching Scotland magazine and access to the online MyGTCS Professional Learning service. 
Stand No. 24Disclosure ScotlandDisclosure Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. By issuing disclosure certificates of various types, it helps employers to make safer, more informed decisions when they are recruiting.   Furthermore, it administers the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, helping to ensure unsuitable people don’t work with children and/or protected adults. 
Stand No. 1Prowise
Stand No. 18EPALE/Erasmus+The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is the go-to site for professionals and organisations in adult education. It is a free multilingual community platform with over 37,000 users from around Europe and the world. It offers access to high quality resources, networking opportunities, a partner search tool, a European adult education policy portal, quarterly online discussions, event and CPD listings, Communities of Practice and private Collaborative Spaces. Each month a thematic focus offers detailed insights from around Europe in addition to thought provoking content across our regular topics.

EPALE is funded with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Erasmus+ funding offers UK participants the chance to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad. €170 million is available for UK-led projects across the schools, further and higher education, adult education and youth sectors in 2018. Could your organisation be one of the beneficiaries?

Stand No. 35Newbattle Abbey College
Stand No. 37The Scottish Fair Trade ForumThe Scottish Fair Trade Forum is the national membership network which exists to maintain Fair Trade Nation status for Scotland and build upon that achievement to embed the values of Fair Trade in all aspects of Scottish society. The Forum supports colleges in promoting and developing Fair Trade within their institutions. 
Stand No. 32National Library of Scotland
Stand No. 11SCQF The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) is Scotland’s national qualifications framework and can:

• help people understand different qualifications;
• help people plan learning pathways in order to reach their full potential;
• promote equality of all qualifications and learning programmes;
• recognise other areas of learning that can help personal development and goals for the future.

scqf.org.uk

Stand No. 36Project Trust

 

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