CDN Award Innovation
FVC wins CDN Innovation Award
Forth Valley College has won a prestigious College Development Network (CDN) award.
They were presented with the Innovation prize at this year’s awards ceremony which was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday 25 October. FVC were shortlisted in the category along with Glasgow Clyde and Ayrshire Colleges.
The college’s submission had focussed on the unique partnership they have former with South East Regional College (SERC) in Northern Ireland, who have the same strong commitment at the heart of their approaches to learning.
Over the last year, staff and students from seven curriculum areas (Science; Art and Design; Design and Manufacture; Electronics; Sports; Make-Up Artistry; and Early Learning and Childcare) have collaborated on meaningful and engaging projects with their counterparts in the partner college. The project teams have communicated digitally throughout and have learned a huge amount, both from the process of digital collaboration and from the variations they discovered in the Scottish and Irish curricula.
The two colleges also held a ground-breaking joint Creative Learning Conference in August to showcase the projects and to identify a wider range of collaborative projects for session 2018-2019.
Dr Ken Thomson, Principal of Forth Valley College, said: “We are delighted to have won this award, especially when the keynote speaker, John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Education, talked about how colleges were recognised for their innovation and invention in supporting national economic development. We are also really excited about our relationship with SERC and the opportunities and ideas that are being developed through our partnership. The annual College Development Network Awards showcases examples of best practise across the Scottish further education sector and for us to have won another national award for innovation, is due recognition of just how innovative and progressive we are.”