We are delighted to announce that our headline sponsors are:
|Ajenta – Vscene
||Stand No: 5&14||Vscene is a teaching delivery platform for education and research used by thousands of schools, colleges and universities across the UK and globally to effectively extend the curriculum and promote inclusive learning. Vscene is used to connect classrooms and deliver teachers from any location over high-quality video with a toolkit that can support the pedagogy of enhanced teaching such as distance learning, flipped classrooms and multi-class delivery.
Vscene can also support in-class delivery with innovative learning and teaching spaces design service helping to deliver various types of class technology with a suite of hardware solutions such as the V-Room technology for immersive learning and the V-Board interactive touchscreen for student and teacher collaboration.
|Bridge 2 Business – Young Enterprise Scotland||Stand No:30||Young Enterprise Scotland’s Bridge 2 Business programme has been inspiring, connecting and supporting students through enterprise since launching in 2014. Their engaging college programme has seen them engage with over 10,000 students annually. They currently deliver within nine colleges in Scotland. #enterpriseforall|
|CAIRN – Colleges Action Inquiry Research Network||Stand No: 10||Colleges Action Inquiry Research Network – a new online journal aimed at disseminating knowledge and critical insights for Scottish FE.|
|Capita Unit-e||Stand No:
16 & 17
|UNIT-e FE management solutions puts the power of your MIS firmly into the hands of your students, staff and senior leaders. Our experience with over 130 FE providers has highlighted the importance of achieving technological agility in this fast-changing sector. That’s why we’re partnering with FE institutions to build solutions that evolve to meet the ways students and staff want to use them.|
|Carers Trust Scotland||Stand No:
|Carers Trust is a national charity for, with and about carers, combining the knowledge, skills, expertise and experience of its founder charities – The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care (in England and Wales) – and all of its Network Partners. Carers Trust has been operational since 1 April 2012.|
|Civica||Stand No: 37||At Civica, we specialise in providing market leading software solutions to the UK education sector. Resource Education Management System (REMS) is a fully integrated student records solution that makes managing student information efficient and effortless. Our cloud-based Education FinancialsLIVE system manages college finances, delivering time savings and supporting decision making.|
|CLD Standards Council||Stand No: 35||CLD Standards Council Scotland is the professional body for people who work and volunteer in Community Learning and Development (CLD) in Scotland. Our registered members include those practising in Community Development, Adult Learning and Youth Work. Evolving from lobbying by the CLD sector, the CLD Standards Council has been in existence since 2008.|
|ClickView||Stand No: 6&13||ClickView gives you immediate access to thousands of educational videos, delivered in a platform that enables simple access and VLE integration. Produced for British students and educators, we take the hassle out of locating relevant content through our intuitive search filter and accompanying lesson plans and resources.
There are no hidden fees. Just one annual subscription fee.
– 100% cloud-based video management platform
|College Development Network (CDN)||Stand No: 3&4||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.
|Colleges Scotland||Stand No: 29
||Colleges Scotland is the voice of the college sector in Scotland. Our primary role is to support colleges and regional strategic bodies in achieving their aims and objectives, and to cultivate the strength of the college sector in Scotland. This is achieved through policy development, advocating and campaigning on behalf of the college sector, co-ordinating sector-wide engagement on major issues, and maintaining strong and proactive relationships with government, sector agencies, and industry bodies.|
|Copyright Licensing Agency||Stand No: 42||CLA is the recognised UK licensing body for material from published books and magazines. We exist to simplify copyright for content users and copyright owners.
Our new online Education Platform enables institutions to create, share and store copies from books for use in teaching. Visit our stand or www.cla.co.uk/educationplatform for more info.
|CTOUCH Displays||Stand No :28||At CTOUCH, we certainly can’t! We are crazy about dynamic, innovative large format touch displays. About offering you the smoothest touchscreen experience (and the software and hardware necessary to achieve that). We look beyond the now and deliver crafted and future-oriented quality products.|
|Disclosure Scotland||Stand No: 19
||Disclosure Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. By issuing disclosure certificates of various types we help employers to make safer, more informed decisions when recruiting people. Furthermore, Disclosure Scotland administers the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) on behalf of Scottish Ministers to help ensure that unsuitable people do not work with children and/or protected adults.|
|EDU Solutions UK||Stand No:33 & 34
||EDU Solutions UK partner with only the best education solutions, and with 30 years plus experience working in the Education sector we have first-hand knowledge of the challenges the education sector faces. The trust we have built within the sector over the years was the basis to start EDU Solutions UK; an education focused business that would help in addressing the broader challenges faced by our clients with a focus on solutions that delivered against the challenges of modern students and an evolving sector.|
|EPALE (Ecorys UK)||Stand No: 36||EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) is the go-to site for anyone working in the adult learning sector such as teachers, trainers, researchers, academics and policy makers. Members of the EPALE community can engage with adult learning colleagues from across Europe to share good practice and resources, and discuss the issues and topics that matter to them.|
|General Teaching Council for Scotland||Stand No: 48 & 49||The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) is the world’s oldest self-regulating professional body for teaching and currently has over 75,000 educators on its register. Of this number, over 400 are College lecturers in the Further Education category.
A cross-sector working group has been set up to establish requirements and pathways for College lecturers to register with and be regulated by GTCS. Registration and regulation is seen as an important step in acknowledging the professionalism of lecturers and their ongoing commitment to professional learning. The Professional Standards for College lecturers will be managed by GTCS.
|Goethe-Institut||Stand No: 50
||The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.
We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation.
|Hostelling Scotland||Stand No: 38
||With youth hostels in key locations across Scotland, we offer great value, flexible accommodation, expert local knowledge and a warm welcome for anyone wishing to explore and discover the real Scotland. From cities to islands, beaches and mountains and all points in between!|
|ILF Scotland||Stand No: 2
||If you are aged 16-21, and living with a disability in Scotland, you could be eligible for up to £7,500 in funding, for up to 1 year, from the Transition Fund. ILF Scotland can support you to try new activities and experiences that will improve your independence, confidence and help you to spend more time with other people.|
|Macresco LTD||Stand No: 52
||Macresco Ltd specialises in the use of the Lean philosophy to help develop strategic purpose, improve end to end processes and develop staff to cultivate and sustain a culture of continuous improvement. Our aim is to help you to constantly make things better.|
|National Library of Scotland||Stand No:51||The National Library is Scotland’s largest reference library and is committed to working with college students, teaching and library staff to support research and learning. A range of e-resources are freely available and accessible remotely for people living in Scotland. Visit our stand to learn more about what the Library has to offer.|
|Peeple||Stand No:20||Peeple (www.peeple.org.uk) delivers training to professionals and works with parents/carers to support their children’s early learning. Our evidence based family learning programme is the Peep Learning Together Programme, and aims to support parents/carers to improve the home learning environment and to support parents/carers to develop secure attachments with their children.|
|Perth College UHI||Stand No:39||We’re proud to be a leading College in the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland’s newest university.
We teach more than 9000 full and part-time students, offering courses from access and national certificate level up to honours and masters level. Our vibrant campus means that Perth College UHI is a popular choice for local, national and international students alike.
|Perth College UHI – Creative and Cultural Industries||Stand No: 43||The 21st Century has brought new challenges and opportunities for the Creative and Cultural Industries. This display showcases the diverse range of interdisciplinary skills that our students hold. With a strong emphasis on the importance of the application of skills through participation in projects of real-word significance delivered in partnership with a broad range of organisations.|
|QDP Services||Stand No:41||QDP have been providing student, employer and staff feedback to the education and skills sector for over 20 years. SurveyManager, QDP’s online software tool SurveyManager allows you to run as many surveys as you like and gain the benefits of QDP’s questionnaire models, comprehensive reports, external benchmarking and our highly rated Customer Service Team.|
|Scanning Pens||Stand No:15||Scanning Pens is a leading Assistive Technology supplier supporting those who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia. The Exam Reader has been approved by The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)* for use in exams. No special access arrangements are required. Free trials available to all Colleges.|
|sparqs (student partnerships in quality scotland)||Stand No: 25||sparqs (Student Partnership in Quality Scotland) are a publicly-funded agency for Scotland’s university and college sectors, which aims to support student engagement in the quality of the learning experience. We ensure the student voice is at the heart of decisions being made about their learning and teaching, and promote an environment where students are able to make a positive and rewarding difference to their own and others’ educational experience.|
|sportscotland National Sports Training Centre Inverclyde||Stand No: 7
|SQA||Stand No: 1 & 18
||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 DYW youth employment strategy. SQA also responds to college sector needs with representation on planning groups and an active involvement in the network itself.
|Sterling Solutions||Stand No: 11 & 12
||One of the UK’s leading creative and production agencies for businesses. We help clients bring their visions, aspirations and brands to life by offering creative and technology driven print, design, point of sale, mailing and fulfilment solutions. We’re excited to be showcasing our clever and customisable communication app, Connect UK.|
|Streamtec Limited & Promethean||Stand No: 44 & 45|
|Student Awards Agency Scotland||Stand No: 25||Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) provides Higher Education student funding on behalf of the Scottish Government. SAAS will be undertaking User Experience Research for the new Further and Higher Education Student Financial Information and Guidance Portal. This is an opportunity to share your experiences and stories to shape the new portal.|
|The Open University in Scotland||Stand No:53 & 54
||For the past fifty years, we’ve made it our mission to open up education for all. As the largest UK University, we’ve empowered over two million students to transform their lives through learning – helping to make the impossible, possible.
In Scotland, our Articulation Agreements with colleges allow students to transfer credit and turn their HNC or HND into a degree while studying at a time and place that suits them.
Our world-class distance learning courses allow anyone with the desire and drive to shape their future, regardless of age, background, or income.
Find out more at our stand or http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/college-routes/
|The Robertson Trust||Stand No: 24 & 31
||The Robertson Trust is Scotland’s largest independent grant-making trust. Our Scholarship team provides funding and career development support to university students from disadvantaged backgrounds (over 600 at any one time) as well as funding widening access projects with colleges and schools. Our First Chances Fife project is a collaboration with Fife College and the University of St Andrews and is the main focus of our stand and presentation this year.|
|Tribal||Stand No:23 & 32||Benchmarking is widely used to improve both efficiencies and student outcomes in colleges – over 80% of UK colleges have used us to inform their strategic decision making, bring robustness to forecasting and provide a reliable picture of future financial sustainability. In the context of Scotland’s college landscape, Benchmarking provides the objective analysis informing decisions to tackle the growing gap between income and expenditure, and to deliver on student attainment expectations.|
|UNISON Scotland||Stand No: 21 & 22||UNISON is the public services union and the largest trade union in Scotland. We represent members across local government, health, community and voluntary service, higher and further education, Skills Development Scotland, and many other areas. This gives us an unparalleled overview of public services and those who provide them.|
|WasteSwitch Ltd||Stand No: 40||We aim to provide students the opportunity to develop their values, attitudes and skills towards understanding their role within a circular economy, the environment and leading sustainable lives.
We have the understanding and knowledge needed to produce practical credit rated resources for use within education and the private sector.