Digital Ambition for Scotland's Colleges coverThe Digital Ambition for Scotland’s Colleges has been published today (Friday, 9 October 2020) with a virtual launch and social media campaign including video clips from: the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP; Dr Ken Thomson OBE, Principal, Forth Valley College; and Jason Miles-Campbell, Head of Jisc Scotland and Jisc Northern Ireland, plus a written endorsement from ScotlandIS. The Digital Ambition has been developed and agreed following consultation with the sector and key partners in the digital industry.

Representatives for the college sector have welcomed a pay agreement with the Educational Institute of Scotland Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA), following a successful round of talks.  The EIS-FELA had recommended to its members to accept a 2% consolidated pay increase for 2020-21 and lecturing staff have agreed to the deal. 

Read the media relaase:  pdf Pay Agreement Reached with EIS FELA - Thursday 1 October 2020 (69 KB)

The Scottish government has updated guidelines for college and university students living away from home, which includes information on seeing friends and family, travel, and guidance for students on visits home. The new guidelines come into effect today (Monday, 28 September 2020).

The Scottish Government guidelines and advice can be viewed on the Scottish Government website at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-can-and-cannot-do/pages/students/

New College Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway College have been selected to be part of the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence in the first year, alongside a further 18 colleges from across the rest of the UK.

pdf Comment on WorldSkills Centres of Excellence Announcement Monday 21 September 2020 (47 KB)