College students and staff are now able to take part in rapid testing for COVID-19 through their local college.

Over 100,000 rapid lateral flow testing kits have been distributed to colleges across Scotland, with twice-weekly voluntary testing being encouraged to support the safe return to learning and teaching on campus.

In line with current public health guidance, a limited number of students are currently allowed onto college campuses at any one time, with safety measures like social distancing in place.

The Colleges Scotland Employers’ Association has today (Wednesday, 28 April 2021) unanimously ratified a resolution to the dispute as agreed with the EIS-FELA last week.

Read the  pdf Employers' Association Statement - EIS FELA Dispute - Wednesday, 28 April 2021 (126 KB)

Colleges Scotland is the representative body for the college sector in Scotland and a member of the PACE partnership – a Scottish Government initiative which supports people who are facing redundancy.

If you are watching this video it is likely that you have recently been made redundant, or are about to be made redundant. We want to help put your mind at ease and let you know that colleges are here to help.

Thanks to West College Scotland for producing the video.

“Following lengthy and productive discussions today, good progress was made and a consensus position reached which both sides are taking to their respective memberships.  

“As a result of the position reached, the strike action planned for Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th April 2021 has been suspended.

“The suspension is good news for students and staff.”

pdf Strike Action Suspended - Friday 23 April 2021 (126 KB)

College representatives met with the EIS-FELA today (Wednesday, 21 April 2021) to seek a resolution to the ongoing dispute.

pdf Comment on the latest EIS FELA Ballot - Wednesday 21 April 2021 (132 KB)