ColegauCymru / CollegesWales, as the NCP for EQAVET, are organising an EQAVET Peer Learning Activity at CAVC on September 29/30 2016
ColegauCymru coordinates and leads a number of development opportunities for vocational learners and staff through Erasmus+ funding.
Erasmus+ is the name of the European Commission's education and lifelong learning funding stream.
Our work on Erasmus+ comprises the following key areas:
Learners and staff on the benefits of work placements in Europe (YouTube playlist)
ColegauCymru's International Coordinator, Sian Holleran, giving an overview of the role and purpose of work placements abroad:
On behalf of the Welsh Government, ColegauCymru is Wales' lead contact point for the coordination of a range of European programmes that help learners, workers, employers, colleges, universities and careers advisors understand how skills and qualifications are recognised across Europe.
Together, these initiatives:
Organisations involved in post-16 education and training in Wales, including further education colleges, have been receiving EU Structural Funds since 2007. Since the UK referendum in June 2016 on the UK's membership of the European Union, in which a majority voted in favour of leaving the European Union, the Prime Minister Theresa May is taking steps to withdraw the UK from the EU. The formal process has not yet begun and there are a number of uncertainties over future funding, international partnerships and mobility issues.
CollegesWales Support for Training Scheme
The ColegauCymru Scheme is registered with the European Commission for the purposes of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER).
The objective of the Scheme is to allow further education colleges in Wales to provide support to enterprises in Wales to actively encourage them to invest in training. The Scheme will allow public support to be provided for training activity. The Scheme will run from 1 April 2016 until 31 December 2020.
The following further education colleges are authorised to implement the scheme:
Coleg Gwent, St David’s Catholic College, Cardiff and Vale College, Coleg y Cymoedd, The College Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend College, NPTC Group of Colleges, Gower College Swansea, Coleg Sir Gâr, Pembrokeshire College, Coleg Ceredigion, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Coleg Cambria, Adult Learning Wales.
The scheme is to be used only for the provision of courses on the WEFO-approved course list.
ColegauCymru is registered with the European Commission and all aid awarded under the Scheme will be transparent and in line with criteria set out in Article 5 of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER).
Sian Holleran, CollegesWales
T: (+44 0)29 2052 2500