Further Education and Training

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Open Learning Centre Orkney College

Tel: 870386

Young People Careers Development Scotland for aged between 16-19 years old. 2 Albert Street Kirkwall KW15 1HP Tel: (01856) 872 460

Email: kirk…@careers-scotland.org.uk

Orkney Connect Project Provide dedicated space and two staff to deliver tailored, personal and skills development and training opportunities for up to 20 young people who have left school with few or no qualifications.

Tel: (01856) 872 897

Outdoor Education Richard Croft was appointed as Outdoor Education Adviser in June 2008. Ron Bulmer as Senior Instructor in October 2008. Ron enjoys participating in a large number of outdoor activities and has travelled extensively to take advantage of different locations.

Orkney Field Teacher:

Sue Whitworth as Orkney Field Teacher is available to organise and lead Field Study and environmental education trips. Each year two seasonal instructors are appointed. All of the Outdoor Education Instructors are qualified to the required National Governing Body levels for the activities undertaken Outdoor Education Adviser Orkney Islands Council School Place Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1NY

Email: sue….@rspb.org.uk , ron….@orkney.gov.uk , rich…@orkney.gov.uk

Tel: 01856 873535 ext. 2443, 01856 850176

The Open University (OU) internationally acclaimed expertise in education and training, will tell you it has been doing it for over 30 years and today has a worldwide student community of around 200,000 people – 14,000 of them in Scotland. No, what’s exciting is the potential, offered through advances in technology, for an even wider audience to benefit from Scotland’s academic excellence in new and exciting ways.

http://www.scotland.org/

Orkney education Pupils and teachers in Orkney are set to reap the rewards of Scotland’s biggest ever school buildings programme.

Further information on the Executive’s Public Private Partnership programme is available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Finance/18232/12255

Specific information about school estate projects is available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Finance/18232/12266

Thurso Railway Station Princes St, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7DL

Tel: 0845 7484950

Children’s Education – Bring Education to Life A number of courses and activities designed to breathe life into school subjects whilst also meeting national curriculum standards. Flame academy. The ancient art of fire-making is being rekindled on the Orkney Islands. Has been running fire-making courses since May as part of a range of experiences offered by his Orkney-based company, Five Senses. 39-year-old Malcolm, a former instructor at Glenmore. It offers everything from guided tours of Orkney’s archaeology to independence outdoors training and rites of passage ceremonies Lodge, Scotland’s national outdoor training centre Five Senses Ottersgill Stenness Stromness Orkney Islands, Scotland KW16 3HA, U.K. Telephone within UK: 07921 383503 or 01856 861249 from the US: 011 44 7921 383503 or 011 44 1856 850169 all other countries dial +44 1856 850169

Email: rac…@allfivesenses.com , i…@allfivesenses.com

Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) Oldest teaching union in the world.

Today the Institute has over 60,000 members, representing over 80% of teachers in Scotland, working in Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Special Education, right through to Further and Higher Education. http://www.eis.org.uk/

UHI Millennium Institute-Orkney College Orkney College is located in Orkney, and offers a range of further education courses for school leavers and mature students. Courses are available on a full time and part time basis, and training is also available for local businesses. Also offer Career and Technical Further Education in Scotland. UHI Millennium Institute – Orkney College E Rd, KW15 1LX, Kirkwall Orkney

http://www.uk-universities.net/Colleges/Scotland-Orkney.html

Success at the WorldSkills Competition Scotland has achieved major success at the WorldSkills Competition in Calgary with each of the four young Scots, competing as part of the UK team, winning a medal.

Tel: 0131 556 8400 or 08457 741741 (for local rate throughout UK)

Maritime Orkney College’s Maritime Studies department is ideally situated on a waterfront site in busy Stromness Harbour. It has a long and distinguished history of providing education and training for generations of the seafarers from Orkney and beyond.

http://www.orkney.uhi.ac.uk/courses

Workforce Training
The Executive also works with the Scottish Social Services Council to see that the early years and childcare workforce are appropriately qualified, and from 2006, registered to work in the sector. The Executive is investing nearly £37m into workforce development between 2000 and 2007 to encourage early years and childcare staff to become qualified and undertake further training. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/

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