To help keep our staff and students safe and to reduce the number of people on campus, most of our courses will be delivered by blended learning during this academic year. What this means is that much of your learning will be done online, with arranged visits to campus to cover some of the practical elements of your course.
Our teams have been working hard to create an exciting range of online resources and are using a range of different programs and platforms to make sure your learning experience is informative, interactive, exciting and sets you up well to progress in the future. We will make sure you have lots of opportunities to engage with your lecturers and classmates, just because your learning will be distanced, doesn’t mean you can’t be social and make friends.
In the past, lecturers have arranged virtual masterclasses from industry experts, recorded sessions using teams and screen cast to help Students have revision resources they can go back to, used Sharepoint and iLearn to share activities with Students, and used Adobe Spark to create custom webpages for their classes to feed into.
Check out our guides to helping you get set up to learn online and some handy tips to help you look after your health and wellbeing
Your Learning FAQs
It is normal to have questions about your learning, especially since this year is a year like no other.
Find some of our frequently asked questions and their answers below.
You will study using Microsoft Teams, there is also a wealth of resources available to you through the College such as office, eBooks, eResources. You can read more at Getting Online.
We have online tutorials and demos available for you to help you get more familiar with the systems you will be using as part of your course. Don't forget, online learning will be new to many students so you will not be the only one in your class feeling this way. You will be supported by your lecturer throughout your course and have access to support from the College's digital team.
Please contact email@example.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also contact via telephone on 0344 248 0115.
You should have a look at the Student Portal to see if there are any specific tasks or actions you need to take to help you prepare for your course. There are also guides on how to use Microsoft Teams and any other programs you will need to use on your course.
Blended learning is learning remotely via digital platforms, taking part in online lectures and projects at home.
The College is committed to supporting you with your studying from home and will make every effort to arrange help in accessing the equipment you need to study from home.
Please complete this survey Digital Access Survey here on the student portal and someone from the digital team will be in touch regarding equipment.
We are looking at ways that we can continue to give you the chance to gain valuable work experience as part of your course. For many courses that include a placement we have revised the course structure and are looking to reschedule placements.
Again, to ensure your safety these placements will only take place following the appropriate guidance.
Timetables have been clearly labelled and colour coded. Blue means your class is on campus and orange means your class is online
On 7 October, John Swinney, Deputy First Minister for Scotland, announced that National 5 exams will not go ahead in 2021. Instead, results will be based on coursework carried out throughout the year. If you are currently studying a National 5 qualification with us, we will be in touch in the coming weeks with more information specific to your course.
On 7 October, John Swinney, Deputy First Minister for Scotland, announced that Highers and Advanced Highers are planned to go ahead in 2021. They have made a slight change to the exam timetable, with exams starting two weeks later than originally planned.