– External review (25 March 2016) West Lothian College Excellent practice

West Lothian College– External review (25 March 2016)
Excellent practice
Internationalisation: Promoting Outbound Mobility For Students and Staff in
Further Education
West Lothian College has developed a comprehensive programme of opportunities
designed to enable learners and staff to participate in a range of learning projects
within Europe and beyond. These projects are all designed to advance equality
within the college whilst raising aspirations and broadening horizons.
The college identified opportunities and secured funding support from a range of
providers including a local ‘twinning’ association. The college used the funding to
establish partnerships with European schools and colleges. For example, the ‘Lifting
Barriers’ project enables staff to visit Morocco and share skills for employability and
workforce development with Moroccan partners.
The experiences are supporting learners and staff to travel, learn, and research in an
overseas environment and to develop an awareness of other nations and cultures.
This year, 72 learners, most of whom come from the most deprived SIMD data
zones will undertake a two - week study opportunity in a range of European
countries through Erasmus