Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and each year they organise a series of events for organisations who are new to the programme and would be interested in finding out more about the funding opportunities available under Erasmus+.  The Scottish event in this series will take place on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at Eden Court, Inverness.  For further information about these sessions and to book online, please visit the Erasmus+ website.

Fraser of Allander Institute cover imageScotland’s colleges will generate additional value worth £20 billion for the Scottish economy in the long term, according to a new independent study.  

This represents an additional £55,000 boost to productivity in the Scottish economy per graduate over their working lives.

The study by the Fraser of Allander Institute which assesses the value of college graduates, demonstrates the contribution that Scotland’s colleges make to the national and local economy, the benefits that colleges provide and the role that colleges play in helping to achieve the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy.

View further information on the report at

Key Facts 2017 coverThe 2017 edition of our pdf Keyfacts (1.16 MB) publications contains the latest facts and figures on the college sector.


City of Glasgow College and its Principal and Chief Executive, Paul Little, have been honoured with one of the top accolades at this year’s Inspiring City Awards.

Principal Little accepted the prestigious Legacy Award in recognition of the work he has done in delivering the new City of Glasgow College twin site super campus and the College awarded overall for boosting social mobility and providing unrivalled access to further and higher education for all.

Read more on City of Glasgow Colleges website.

Colleges Scotland published its Think Piece on the Learning and Skills Journey, at the end of last year.  In it, we set out our vision for a new coherent and equitable learning framework for those aged 16 and over.  This involves a more co-ordinated approach across schools, colleges, universities and employers, and one that puts learners at the heart of the process.

With this in mind, Colleges Scotland hosted a seminar on Thursday 26 January 2017 at City of Glasgow College.  A record of the discussions are below which were recorded by graphic facilitator Catherine McKay, Listen Think Draw. 

Learning and Skills Journey Seminar drawing

Learning and Skills Journey Seminar Round Table Discussions (1-4)

Learning and Skills Journey Seminar Round Table Discussions (5-8)