Well, we’re almost at the end of the year and it has been an exciting one from our perspective. We’ve developed a couple of new resources  and got accreditation for two qualifications (ASDAN and SQA) in Co-operative Studies. The fruits of our labour will be seen next year though, with a number of big events and resource launches to coincide with the UN 2012 Year of Co-operatives. Without wanting to spoil the surprise, keep an eye out for the following next year:

  • a dedicated virtual learning environment to support students and teachers  involved in our Co-operative Studies qualifications;
  • two new resources for use by primary and secondary pupils, covering areas such as the food chain, co-operative history and co-operatives in the 21st century;
  • a big event celebrating co-operative studies to be hosted in one of Scotland’s iconic co-operative locations (and world heritage site).

Next year is an important one for the global co-operative movement, offering an unparalleled opportunity to promote the co-operative model of enterprise. At CETS, we hope that our work in 2012 will contribute in some way to ensuring co-operatives are better understood and supported here in Scotland. Merry Christmas.