Dumfries & Galloway College Case Study
Dumfries and Galloway College is a large multisite FE college in south west Scotland. It operates a range of traditional FE programmes for both 16+ students and adults. This includes the SQA Core Skills. As with many schools and colleges in the UK, the college has been investigating ways to improve the integration of core skills in the vocational framework and to extend them to include employability skills and to raise learner achievement.
In 2005, the college joined the ISLE Project, a Scottish FE/HE transformational project that was designed to support individualised learning and achievement through the use of e-portfolios. The project funded under the Scottish Funding Council’s e-Learning Transformation Programme examines how a shared model of Personal Development Planning (PDP) supported by e-portfolios can benefit the learning process.