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ASC Response to Building the Curriculum 3

The Association of Scotland’s Colleges (ASC) has welcomed today’s publication of the third stage of the Curriculum for Excellence (Building the Curriculum 3) and the announcement of the major consultation on the “Next Generation of National Qualifications in Scotland” at the More Choices, More Chances Conference.

Responding to discussions affecting the future of all young people in Scotland at today’s Conference, Sue Pinder, Convenor of the ASC Principal’s Forum said: “Scotland’s Colleges strongly welcome the approach of the Curriculum for Excellence. This will build firm foundations for Lifelong Learning in Scotland by giving young people the skills for learning, life and work needed to succeed in 21st century Scotland.

“At the same time changing Scotland’s intermediate qualifications (which are used by adults as well as school-aged young people) introduces a more appropriate way of recognising adult learning in college and in work. Improving intermediate level qualifications is essential if Scotland is to raise the skills of its people and bring our economy’s performance up to the level of other similar European countries.”

Howard McKenzie, Acting Chief Executive of the ASC added: “Scotland can move forward with a coherent qualification framework that recognises vocational and academic skills equally. Scotland’s Colleges look forward to actively contributing to the forthcoming consultation, to make sure that the resulting framework recognises this, and is also appropriate for all learners – both young and adult.”


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