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.

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP, has written to every student in Scotland today and sent them a video message

Read our news release:  pdf Supporting Students - Thursday 25 February 2021 (109 KB)

Colleges Scotland has commented on the Scottish Government's Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition report, published today (Tuesday, 23 February 2021) which shows that 28% of school leavers move into further education.  Read our  pdf Comment on School Leaver Destinations Report - Tuesday 23 Febraury 2021 (133 KB)

Colleges Scotland has commented the EIS-FELA ballot for industrial action which opened today (Friday, 5 February 2021).

Read our pdf Comment on the EIS FELA Ballot - Friday 5 February 2021 (77 KB)

The Scottish Government has established a Ministerial Task Force to support students to complete their courses.  Colleges Scotland participated in the first meeting on Thursday, 5 February 2021. 

Read our media statement:  pdf Scotland's Colleges Supporting Students in 2021 - Thursday 4 February 2021 (71 KB)

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes MSP, presented the Draft Scottish Budget 2021/22 to the Scottish Parliament today (Thursday, 28 January 2021).  Colleges Scotland welcomes this Budget, which recognises the need for investment in learners, staff and our colleges across the country.

Read our  pdf Comment on the Draft Scottish Budget Thursday 28 January 2021 (44 KB)