Scottish College for Educational Leadership Conference 2017

Wednesday 3 May 2017 - All day


Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street


About the event

Leading Collaborative Learning at Every Level: From System to Classroom

The SCEL 2017 conference is for people of all levels working in education and aims to deepen your understanding of the power of collaboration as a leadership and learning approach.

Lyn Sharratt, Beate Planche and Maggie Ogram from Collaborative Networks for Learning will facilitate the conference. Their recently published book ‘Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence’ provides research-proven approaches to achieving sustainable communities of collaborative learners.

The conference will provide opportunities for leaders in Scotland’s education system to engage with these approaches, explore leadership strategies that create conditions for collaborative learning, and discover how these may apply in your setting.

Come and meet us

SSSC Learning and Development Adviser, Kerry Cannon and Career Ambassador, Maria Clarke-McKay, Head of Centre, New Cumnock Early Childhood Centre will be happy to have a chat and answer your questions at our exhibition stand.

Come along to find out about careers in social services and the fantastic opportunities available to students.

Young people starting a career in social services will likely need to register with the SSSC so it’s important they know what qualifications they need, and the different ways to achieve them. The SSSC works with Ambassadors for Careers in Care to get this information into schools, as well as stories about what a career in social services is really like.

We’re keen for teachers to help us spread the word about the new social service foundation apprenticeships at SCQF level 6. They represent a great opportunity to support young people’s transition into the workplace, including into early learning and childcare,  a sector that will experience a marked increase in employment opportunities as a result of the increase in free entitlement announced by Scottish Government.

Students do foundation apprenticeships in fifth and sixth year of secondary school. They are delivered in partnership with a college over the two years, often alongside Highers and National 5s. The apprenticeships include work experience, and students will gain four SVQ units which they can put towards a full SVQ qualification. This gives students a head start, because they can find a job and gain the full SVQ or progress to a social services modern apprenticeship. Their work experience could also help them apply for college or university. Find out more at

*SVQs at SCQF level 6 are the benchmark qualification for some parts of the SSSC Register. Find out more at

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