College Lecturer Wins Top Award

The achievements of Elmwood College lecturer John Salter have been recognised at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Awards Ceremony in Edinburgh.

Forty-one awards in fifteen different categories were presented to a variety of education and training success stories from across Scotland at the awards ceremony on October 30. The winners and those who were highly commended, were a mixture of individual learners and education and training organisations.

John was awarded a highly commended in the SQA Appointee of the Year category. The award acknowledges appointees who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to SQA over many years.

He joined Elmwood College in 1992 as a Horticultural lecturer, in 1999 he was appointed SQA Senior Verifier for the Environment and Environmental Conservation and last year he became Senior Verifier for Skills for Work: Rural Skills.

He is reconginsed for systems he has implemented throughout the college - ensuring high standards are met for the college campus and Elmwood’s golf course. Elmwood College is recognised as a sector leader in sustainable development education, wtth John being at the forefront of the College’s drive to develop a carbon management plan.

He has a genuine passion and interest for the natural environment and is currently seconded for several days each week to Scotland’s Colleges as their Sustainable Development Consultant leading the Scottish Funding Council’s Sustainable Development Education project. John has published widely over the years on a range of educational and environmental topics.

SQA is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.


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