International Projects

Opening doors and crossing borders

West Lothian College is changing the lives of students forever through International experiences. The innovative projects, which give students a chance to study, learn and work abroad, are enhancing the employability, life skills and qualifications of over 100 learners each academic year.

Click here to see our ‘Opening doors and crossing borders' leaflet detailing the many International Projects the College are involved in.


Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2021. West Lothian College aims to help close the attainment gap through its Erasmus+ projects

West Lothian College recently hosted visitors from Sweden and Germany as part of the Erasmus+ Project. The main topic on the agenda was to discuss ‘Learning at Work' within the motor vehicle industry, with the intention of eventually rolling the scheme out over a wide-range of disciplines. Read more about this visit and the range of benefits here.

Our work with Erasmus+ offers the teaching team the opportunity to research and report on various issues around Europe, allowing us to offer advice and recommendations around best practice. One such example of this work was completed in association with the above visit from Sweden and Germany which resulted in the following four reports into ‘Work-based learning in the vehicle industry'

 

 

 

 

USA Scholarship Opportunities

Megan Waugh, a Business Student from West Lothian College, was awarded a scholarship to Clark College, Washington, USA in 2015. Megan spent a year studying in the USA and has now returned to West Lothian College to complete her BA degree in Business Management.

The Colleges worked together with SQA and Edinburgh Napier University to ensure that Megan could count the credits obtained at Clark College towards her Business Management Degree, which she is now completing at West Lothian College (Awarded by Edinburgh Napier University).

The scholarship is funded by the Community of Scottish Descent in Vancouver, Washington and will be offered once again in 2017.

 

Voice of Young Europe

Six schools from across Europe are participating with West Lothian College in the project. The main objective of this project is to produce a transferrable learning programme for European Citizenship through cooperation between schools from geographically contrasting European member states and Turkey.

The final product: a learning programme for European Citizenship complete with resource tool-box will be disseminated to networks, teacher training colleges, on open source websites and to the European Committee of Culture and Education.


Improving Skills Through International Learning Exchanges (ISTILE)

An exciting and innovative project to improve outcomes for young people facing difficulty and deprivation. Linked into Europe 2020 Goals and Indicators to deliver improved results to learners and motivation to staff through increased capacity to help these learners. From the period of 2015-2017, 72 learners travelled in groups of eight to nine different destinations across Europe for two week work and study experiences, which has broadened their horizons, opened new networks and changed their lives.

Funding was secured through the European Union's Erasmus+ programme as the project also met several of the EU's 2020 objectives for creating equality of opportunity in learning environments.


EU-preneurs

Six schools from across Europe participated with twelve students and two staff members from West Lothian College in this project.
The main objective of this project was to produce a transferrable learning programme for European Citizenship through cooperation between schools from geographically contrasting European member states and Turkey.

The final product will be a learning programme for European Citizenship complete with resource tool-box will be disseminated to networks, teacher training colleges, on open source websites and to the European Committee of Culture and Education.

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