Minister attends Learner Journey Review

Ministerial visit at Stirling Campus

Minister attends Learner Journey Review

Scotland’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science visited Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus this week (Thursday 31 August) for a 15-24 Learner Journey Review - Engagement for Regional Stakeholders event.

FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson and the College’s Associate Principal for Curriculum and Quality Fiona Brown welcomed Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, before the discussion event began.

Sandra Gunn from City of Glasgow College facilitated the proceedings on behalf of the Scottish Government and the Minister joined around 20 stakeholders taking part.

FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson, said:

“It was a pleasure to welcome the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science to our Stirling Campus for this important discussion event. The Learner Journey Review for 15-24 year-olds is a great opportunity to discuss how our young people are educated and how we can evolve new ideas and enhance the procedures currently in place, to improve what is on offer.

“I can’t thank our valued stakeholders and our staff who attended for their expert contributions to the discussion and to show their commitment to making learning work here at Forth Valley College.”

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville, said: 

“The post-15 stage is a critical point for young people in their learner journey and we want to ensure that the necessary support is in place to allow them to make an informed choice about their future.

“We recognise the need to enhance and widen the range of options available to all young people and building strong partnerships across schools, colleges and universities is key to achieving that.

“This review is very much centred around the experiences of young people and using the information they give us to improve the current system.”

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