College update: Online learning extended to 1 March

January 27, 2021

The current period of online learning at NESCol is being extended to 1 March 2021 as the College continues to review and monitor the latest Scottish Government guidance in relation to Coronavirus.

Face to face teaching is paused – all students should remain at home and follow the guidance of course leaders. Remote learning is being delivered via Blackboard and Teams, as it has been since the festive break.

Principal Neil Cowie said: “The priority is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, students and the communities we serve.

“Between now and 1 March we will continue to plan for the remainder of the academic year and will provide further information at the earliest opportunity. The focus remains on ensuring students have an engaging and rewarding NESCol experience as they continue to learn online and work towards the completion qualifications.”

Support services are operating remotely. Any student with concerns or issues should contact their academic tutor or . The online support tools and community at are also available to all NESCol students.

The College has been operating a blended model for full-time students since the beginning of the 2020/21 College session. Courses have been delivered using a mix of practical on-site classes and live online sessions as well as structured remote learning activities which give students flexibility in their schedule. Those limited on-site classes have been suspended since the festive break and will now remain paused until 1 March.