Learning & Skills - Colleges

This award recognises a project or initiative in which college and higher education institutions have utilised Glasgow 2014 and its legacy goals as an opportunity to develop skills and capabilities.

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Dundee and Angus College – Host Broadcaster Training Initiative

As part of its Legacy of Glasgow 2014, SVGTV, set a target to train and provide meaningful work experience to students from Scotland’s colleges and universities in a variety of production and technical roles associated with television sport production. The Host broadcaster Training Initiative is an education and training programme offering live broadcast, creative and technology skills. The HBTI is jointly managed and delivered by SVGTV and Creative Loop, Scotland’s talent development hub for the creative media industries.

Through the HBTI, it is anticipated that up to 200 Scotland-based students will start their TV production careers in assistant production and technical roles at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This investment in skills for the creative sector will form part of the legacy of Glasgow 2014.

Objectives of the HBTI are:

  • To stimulate a longer term training programme that increases the talent pool so that Scotland is an increasingly attractive place to make TV programmes.
  • Provide meaningful work experience and a foot in the door in television sport production for students from Scotland’s Colleges and Universities during the 2014 Games
  • To help as many as possible of those become employable after the Games by virtue of both their experience gained in HE/FE training and work experience.


Glasgow Clyde College – Active Schools Partnership


Since 2009 Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow Life, and Glasgow City Council’s Active Schools have been working in partnership to deliver sport and activity education to local school pupils through weekly coaching sessions. The partnership is the longest running and largest of its kind in Glasgow, and is a wonderful example of best practice. Year on year it has been enhanced to improve the experiences of all involved.

On a weekly basis, between 60 and 70 Glasgow Clyde NQ and HN Sports Coaching students deliver coaching sessions across 24 primary schools in south west Glasgow to over 1,000 pupils. Over half of the sessions are run as part of the school Physical Education (PE) curriculum, with the remainder running in after school clubs. The partnership has been enhanced by reviewing and ensuring its objectives are in line with the Commonwealth Games Legacy 2014 goals. As a result, the partnership has and continues to deliver lasting change for:
• young people,
• schoolchildren, and
• the local community in south west Glasgow.


West College Scotland – The Salon Legacy


In December 2013 West College Scotland won the contract to deliver the Athletes’ Village Hair and Beauty Salon at Glasgow 2014.

A team of up to 70 students and staff will operate the salon over a three week period during the games. Students selected for the team were chosen not only for their ability but their commitment to the project. The salon team will go through intensive ‘boot camp’ training sessions, where they’ll be trained by world class experts to get them to the top of their game before the salon opens in July. Industry experts who have offered their support to the project include Toni & Guy, Salon Ambience, Dermalogica and Wahl (UK) Ltd.

For the College’s students, working at the Athletes’ Village Salon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a world-class sporting event, in a unique setting and in a high volume, challenging environment. As well as learning new skills we are encouraging the students to capture their journeys by recording their activities and thoughts over the coming months. West College Scotland believe this experience will provide them with a legacy of valuable skills and industry contacts to give them the very best chance to build a great career for themselves.