Category Archives: Adult Learning

Sustainable Communities Mentorship Programme

The BTCV Sustainable Communities Mentorship Programme aims to develop a network of Sustainable Community Mentors throughout Scotland through a series of regional training and support programmes. This highly regarded programme has already trained 100 mentors throughout Scotland to inspire their own communities to take action on Sustainability and Climate Change.

The programme starts with a two day training workshop which will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to raise awareness about Sustainability and communicate Climate Change in their own communities. They will also work on developing their own unique skills, producing Action Plans for their communities and learning tools to take forward practical Community Projects to improve local environment and take action for a more sustainable planet. After the workshop, participants will receive on-going support from local BTCV Scotland staff, resources and access to national and local skills sharing and networking events.

There is no fee for participants; costs are covered by BTCV Scotland and the Forum for Environmental Volunteering Activity.

Contact: BTCV Scotland, phone: 01786 476170 [ e-mail | website ]

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Now a regular on the arts scene, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has grown to become one of the world’s most valued cultural events. The Festival takes place in theatres, cinemas, libraries and community halls throughout October each year to help challenge attitudes towards mental health through the arts. Most learning events are free.

Contact: Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, phone: 0141 572 1661 [ website ]

Money for Life – financial capability and personal money skills programme

Money for Life is a financial capability and personal money skills programme that aims to embed vital money management skills in Further Education (FE) sector institutions or community groups.

The programme facilitates the sharing of best practice and provides training and resources to empower practitioners to equip a generation of learners with the skills they need to better manage their money in order to realise their lifetime goals.

Money for Life is proudly supported by Lloyds Banking Group through its Lloyds TSB, Bank of Scotland and Halifax brands.

Money for Life is a unique partnership over the next two years between Lloyds Banking Group and FE sector partners in the four nations of the UK. The partners will work together to promote and support financial capability.

If you’re interested in improving your financial capability….
Click here for more information about resources and qualifications that will improve your own money management skills and help you to help others do the same.

For more information about the programme

Move On Peer Education will start recruiting in Glasgow on 20th October

Move On Peer Education will start recruiting in Glasgow on 20th October, and they are looking for 16 – 28 year olds who have either experienced homelessness or been looked after and accommodated/have disengaged from school or looking to move into employment, training or education. For more information please contact Shug McRoberts on or telephone 0141 221 2272. The Move On team also operate a Mentoring service for young people age 14 to 17 and which is also currently open for referrals, so please ask for further information.

Reintegration and Transitions – Guidance for Local Authorities, Community Planning Partnerships and Service Providers

  This guidance aims to provide an overview of best practice within reintegration and transitions for young people under 18 who offend. As this age group can cross over child and adult services it is important that we recognise this to ensure that the transition process is as smooth as possible and that the service the young person receives meets their age and stage of development.


CLD video case studies now live on Education Scotland website

Ten new CLD filmed case studies are now live on the CLD section of the Education Scotland website. The presenter-led introductory film offers a definition of community learning and development (CLD) in Scotland and introduces a series of filmed case studies illustrating current practice in CLD from the Shetland Islands to the Scottish Borders. The films reflect CLD’s three national priorities: achievement through learning for adults, achievement through learning for young people and achievement through building community capacity.
Watch the videos online or download the videos in MP4 format if you wish a sharper video quality or to share the case studies with others.