Commended and Supported!

Its been a fairly quiet week this week with the students finishing off their first semester, so we have a short and sweet blog for you.


KitCar Programme Highly Commended at SQA Star Awards

The College was delighted to receive a Highly Commended award at this year’s SQA Star Awards for the innovative KitCar Programme involving local school pupils in the construction of the Kelvin KitCar.

At a gala ceremony in Edinburgh last week, Josephine Smith and Jim Allan were proud to accept the award on behalf of the College and were extremely pleased at this recognition of the hard work which has gone into the design and delivery of the programme.

Congratulations and well done to everyone involved!


College and City Council Team Up to Support Classroom Assistants

Glasgow Kelvin College and Glasgow City Council have formed a partnership to help create and upskill the city’s Support for Learning workers, formerly known as Classroom Assistants.

The Council is investing in their workforce to ensure that they have the qualifications and skills which will help people to develop and progress, ensuring the city’s school pupils have the best support available.

The College and Council already partner well in several areas to support vulnerable young people and Glasgow Kelvin was the obvious choice when it came to joint delivery of the Professional Development Award (PDA) Education Support Assistance Level 6.

The programme is delivered over 1 year, with a full-time option for those students keen to become Support for Learning workers.  Successful completion of the programme will guarantee them a job interview where the council can consider them for a posting.

Role Reversal: Support for Learning workers become the students.
There is also a part-time evening class option for those already in post in the City’s primary and secondary schools, delivering a high-quality service to vulnerable young people in Glasgow schools.  These students are now 10 weeks into their programme and, though it’s hard work, they’re enjoying the experience.

For the full story visit our website.


Dance Workshop

On Friday the 24th of November our Dance students returned to the college from a very successful dance workshop at Bellshill Academy.

Our 2nd year HND Dance students led a workshop to the school pupils then put on a performance for them to watch.  They performed different styles of dance and the pupils really enjoyed it.

This is part of our schools tour and the 2nd year dance unit ‘Advanced Performance’ we will be heading off to 4 other schools shortly.


Off to India to Fashion the Future!

A group of fashion students are heading off to India to stage a spectacular fashion show in the heart of India’s bustling Mumbai.

Students from Glasgow Kelvin College will be meeting up with their counterparts from the Government Polytechnic for Women in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh to reveal their exquisite designs for an invited VIP audience.

The Show, “Fashioning the Future – Sharing Skills, Culture and Sustainability”, forms a key part of a cultural trip to India and is the climax of a British Council/UKIERI-funded programme where Scottish and Indian students have shared knowledge, skills and experience over the last two years.

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, will join guests from key learning and skills organisations throughout India, plus Paisley’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid, University of West of Scotland (UWS), Glasgow Caledonian University and the British Council.  Focus will be on the bonds which unite India and Scotland and the uniqueness of that relationship in the development of the iconic Paisley Pattern.

There will be presentations around the exciting UWS ‘Paisley Pearls’ project which reimagines the Paisley pattern, with its origins in the ancient Kashmiri pattern for the digital age and Glasgow Caledonian University’s sustainability initiative.

However, the stars of the show will be the fabulous garments designed and crafted by Glasgow Kelvin College’s HN and degree level Fashion Design & Production with Retail students and the exquisite creations from the ten Guntur students.

For the full story, please visit our website News article


That’s everything for this week.

Have a great weekend and we will see you next Friday with more updates and news!

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