Articles from Colleges Scotland

SQA Exam Results Day Sector Response

Commenting on #SQAExamResults day - Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland (@CollegesScot), said:

Comment from Colleges Scotland on the SFC Review published today

The Scottish Funding Council (@ScotFundCouncil) has today (Tuesday, 29 June 2021) published its final report on Coherence and Sustainability: A review of Tertiary Education and Research, which began in June 2020 at the request of Scottish Government ministers.

#CollegesNeedLecturers: EIS-FELA commit to end strike action

@CollegesScot Employers’ Association Statement – @EISFela Dispute  28 Apr 2021: Colleges Scotland Employers' Association and EIS-FELA have today confirmed they have ratified a joint agreement following recent strikes in the college sector.

Supporting Students

Following the First Minister’s announcement earlier this week, colleges are now able to bring 5% of students back onto campus for face-to-face teaching where it’s essential.  Online and remote learning will, however, continue to be the norm for the vast majority of students because of the ongoing restrictions. 

Scotland’s Colleges Supporting Students in 2021

Earlier today Colleges Scotland (@CollegesScot) participated in the first meeting of the Ministerial Task Force, established by Scottish Government (@scotgov) Because of the national lockdown in January and February which restricts access to campuses, and disruption to learning affecting students during 2020, there is a need to support learners complete their courses during this academic year. Practical courses where students need access to workshops, labs and salons, and courses which require work-based placements in settings like nurseries and care homes, have been the most disrupted by pandemic restrictions.

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