Scotland’s colleges support the Government ambition to make Scotland a great place to live, learn and work. Through the delivery of high quality learning and teaching, lecturers contribute significantly to attainment of the skills and successes of college learners.
We will face many societal and economic challenges in the coming years and therefore it is vital that we have a set of Professional Standards for our lecturers which will support effective learning for the future.
It was crucial that the Standards reflected the views and aspirations of our lecturers and stakeholders and therefore extensive consultation and feedback has truly informed the new Standards.
I would like to thank my colleagues on the Steering Group and to pay tribute to the staff in College Development Network and partners in the General Teaching Council for Scotland who all worked with tenacity and passion to ensure the college sector has a set of Professional Standards for lecturers to be proud of.