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BTCV SCoTland - Get Some CreditStANd G61"Get Some Credit": An accredited outdoor learning programme for young people.BTCV Scotland believes that young people can gain a lifetime's worth of inspiration from a positive first taste of nature. This year we are launching BTCV Scotland's exciting new training 'offer' for young people: Get Some Credit. We would like to work with educational establishments and youth referral agencies to provide young people with the opportunity to carry out and lead environmental projects in their own communities whilst also gaining meaningful accreditation that will boost confidence and improve employability. We want young volunteers aged 14-25 to receive accreditation for their hard work and commitment equipping them with skills and qualifications to help them towards their next goal. Learning will be delivered during environmental tasks in an informal yet structured outdoor setting. Training includes the delivery of units from the SVQ Environmental Conservation. This covers subjects such as habitat management, fence construction, path building, working with communities plus team building and organising and leading volunteers. So it's an opportunity for volunteers to develop both their hard and soft skills with both the practical hands on activities coupled with the social side of working with people whilst developing confidence. Volunteering with BTCV Scotland can provide a positive step towards employment. "BTCV has helped me gain confidence to realise I could successfully hold down a full-time job. It's given me structure and taught me responsibility and allowed me to gain qualifications I know will help me in my future.""I'm really determined to gain my qualifications and finish something - which would be a first for me."BTCV Scotland is committed to supporting up to 150 young people each year to Get Some Credit.To find out more visit us at the Scottish Learning Festival Show SECC on stand G61Contact us on 01786479697 or visit www.btcv.org.uk/scotland for more details.BTCV is a charity registered in Scotland (SC039302) The Scottish learning Festival 2010 Show GuideADVERTORIAL FEATUREPlease visit us on Stand A35 for further information or contact:Micheil SpiersFàs, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig,+44 (0) 1471 888247An Teangue, Isle of Skye IV44 8RQ sm00sa@groupwise.uhi.ac.ukwww.streap.smo.uhi.ac.ukLEASACHADH SGILEAN TEAGAISG TRO MHEADHAN NA GÀIDHLIGDEVELOPING GAELIC MEDIUM TEACHING SKILLSThe "STREAP" course, which has been developedand designed by Sabhal Mor Ostaig and theUniversity of Aberdeen is of particular relevanceto teachers in both primary and secondary sectorswho wish to convert to Gaelic medium teaching. This course is designed to prepare teachers toacquire the necessary skills and confidence todeliver in Gaelic medium and is fully fundedby the Scottish Executive.Are you a fluent speaker of Gaelic?StandA35STREAP 1.4pg_STREAP 1.4pg 25/08/2010 19:36 Page 1

ScottiSh Education VillagE12www.scottishlearningfestival.org.ukThe Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideScottish Education VillageLocated in the heart of the exhibition, the Scottish Education Village will once again be home to the LTS stand as well as the Scottish Government, HMIE and SQA. Bringing all the partners together, this year's SEV has a range of exciting new interactive features and gives you the opportunity to talk with staff from across the organisations. Come along and take the opportunity to speak to the LTS educational team about a range of activity in areas including Curriculum, Assessment, Glow and technology and Community learning and Development. Learn more about specific activity for NAR, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Years, Health and Wellbeing and Glow to name a few. The team will be available to demonstrate resources, answer queries or simply have a chat about any of our work. The stand will also feature a pupil lead Glow TV studio and games based learning area where you can get active with our Just Dance demonstration or venture into Wild Earth African Safari. For the first time we will also host Meet the Team sessions on the stand. An opportunity for you to come along and chat with teams from across LTS. Visit the SQA exhibition stand in the Scottish Education Village to find out the latest developments in our qualifications, assessment and support and CPD. To develop the new qualifications, SQA are engaging widely with stakeholders for example ADES, EIS, SLS, SCIS, College Principals, Universities Scotland and Curriculum for Excellence partner organisations. Their Curriculum Area Review Groups (CARGs) work with SQA to provide advice and guidance in each curriculum area.SQA is also working in partnership with LTS and the Scottish Government on the National Assessment Resource (NAR). Between August and December 2010, HMIE and partners will be providing targeted extra support to the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. The HMIE stand will provide visitors with the opportunity to attend informal workshop sessions focusing on the support work for Curriculum for Excellence and developments in school inspections. These areas will include planning and evaluating the curriculum, assessment, interdisciplinary learning, transitions, learning communities, Learning Together: International Education and The School Inspection Framework Review.There will be opportunities to see demonstrations of the Journey to Excellence resource in action and to have discussions with HMIE staff. The Smarter Scotland stand promises to be an engaging experience at the Scottish Learning Festival this year. As Curriculum for Excellence becomes a reality in classrooms across the country, the Scottish Government and its Education Ministers want to hear from you - the teachers, support staff, education professionals, parents and the pupils who experience learning every day. At the Smarter Scotland stand you can have your say on the education issues important to you. You can join in live online discussions on www.engageforeducation.org - the new way of shaping the present and future of Scottish education. You can talk face to face with Scottish Government staff who will be on hand to answer your questions on the issues important to you. And in our presentation area, you can hear more about current policy developments, participate in small group discussions and put your questions to the presenters.Where can you find out about the major developments in Scottish education? At the Scottish Education Village (SEV), located right in the heart of the exhibition.The SEV brings together Learning and Teaching Scotland, the Scottish Government, the SQA and HMIE; a visit to the SEV is a must for all delegates.