Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Embracing SCAFFOLD Tool to Lead in Green and Digital Transition

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Pembrokeshire College is proud to announce its partnership with the International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development (IICED) at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in implementing the SCAFFOLD tool for the first time in the UK.

This strategic initiative is designed to enhance the capabilities of curriculum managers, empowering them to integrate innovative educational strategies focused on the green and digital transitions and the Curriculum for Wales, Successful Futures.

“This ground-breaking training session, held at Pembrokeshire College, marks the UK debut of the SCAFFOLD tool, initially developed by the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) with significant contributions from UWTSD’s IICED. The tool, which facilitates the development of transversal competences in learners, is specifically tailored to meet the needs of modern educators and curriculum managers” Hazel Israel, UWTSD.

During the workshop, curriculum managers from various departments at Pembrokeshire College engaged with the SCAFFOLD tool to explore innovative approaches to education that align with the green and digital priorities of today’s educational sector. The tool’s emphasis on entrepreneurial, green and digital competences helps educators design and implement learning activities that are both dynamic and future-oriented.

Jackie Mathias, Assistant Principal, Pembrokeshire College, expressed her enthusiasm about the initiative: “By adopting the SCAFFOLD tool and EntreComp framework here at Pembrokeshire College, we are not just updating our teaching methods; we are leading the way in preparing our educators and students for the significant shifts towards sustainability and digital technology. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of the green and digital transition, and EntreComp and SCAFFOLD are a pivotal part of this journey.”

The collaboration between Pembrokeshire College and UWTSD through IICED exemplifies the potential of partnership in advancing educational practices that support significant societal and technological changes.

“This initiative also highlights the adaptability of the SCAFFOLD tool to diverse educational settings, reinforcing its effectiveness across all faculties regardless of subject area.” Hayley Williams, Curriculum Development Manager.

Pembrokeshire College remains committed to integrating cutting-edge tools and methodologies into its curriculum to better prepare students for the challenges of the modern world. The successful implementation of the SCAFFOLD tool sets a new benchmark for educational innovation in Wales and beyond.

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