This page will be used to provide any updates regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) for students, staff and other stakeholders.
Updated 1/7/20, 12:30
Please be aware that the college is still open virtually for applications, support and other key services during the summer break.
Academic Year 2020/21
Details on the start date for 2020/21 courses, including FAQs can be found here:
For updates on the 2020 Graduation ceremony visit: West Lothian College 2020 Graduation - update
Applications and support
Although our campus is closed we are available and continuing to operate online for most services during the summer break such as applications, interviews for applicants, student support, student funds and any queries. More information on these can be found below.
To apply for a course visit: https://www.west-lothian.ac.uk/help-advice/final-spaces-for-august-2020/
Or use the contact details at the footer of this page, where staff will be on hand to support you and answer any questions you may have.
Watch our message from the Principal video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utIzC1W0_eg&t=9s
HN, Higher and National grades
All information regarding HN, Higher and National qualifications can be found here: SQA qualifications support
If you have any queries please email email@example.com
For all information and FAQs regarding Foundation Apprenticeships visit: Covid-19 FAQs for Foundation Apprenticeships
For more information read the below statement from SQA and Skills Development Scotland regarding completion of Foundation Apprenticeships:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned about how the Covid-19 disruption may impact your progression from one level to the next within college, please contact us by emailing email@example.com
If you are planning to progress to university this Autumn and have questions about how this may work, click here to read the latest HE update, with contact details for all Scottish universities should you wish to discuss your application.
If you are a continuing student due to start your next course with us in 2020 and you are struggling financially during the summer break please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance and we will try to provide appropriate support, for example what DWP benefits maybe available to you, how to get access of foodbank vouchers and information on housing benefit. You can also contact the Student Funds team by phone on 07783717800 or 07515455876.
Some helpful tips and guidance on student funding and other finance information for students can be found here: https://www.studentinformation.gov.scot/
If you are due to start a course with us in 2020 there are a range of student support measures in place to support you during the summer break, before commencing your course with us. Including:
Student support team
Our student support team are still working throughout the summer. If you are anxious about starting a course with us, want to chat to a member of our team or need any support please email email@example.com
Big White Wall professional support
West Lothian College students and applicants due to start at the college in 2020 going through a tough time can access free online support with Big White Wall. You will have access to a 24/7 online global community and professional support from trained professionals.
To access this service email firstname.lastname@example.org
Big White Wall have also published a guide on looking after yourself during Covid-19. You can find it here: Looking After Yourself During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Other useful support and guidance
Read the SAMH guidance on Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing here: www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing
SAMH have also put together a directory of support for students here: SAMH Mental Health Support
You can find a full list of useful organisations who can provide help and support here. Please be aware some of these organisations may be operating under amended opening hours due to the current situation.
Interviews and scheduled entry assessments
All applications are still being reviewed by staff and we will contact you by email to update you on the status of your application. Telephone or virtual interviews may be arranged with you by a member of staff.
The normal timescales will not apply as it may take us longer to contact you than normal.
Communication from the college
We will use the email address you registered your application with for any formal college correspondence, as well as our website and social media channels.
Please make sure your email address is up-to-date on your MyCollege account.
The college campus is currently closed for all stakeholders.
Due to the closure of the college campus our telephone number is currently unavailable for contact. We encourage any questions or concerns to be sent to the appropriate email addresses as stated below or message us on social media where we will get back to you as soon as possible.
- For full-time course enquiries please contact email@example.com
- For part-time course enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- For student finance enquiries please contact email@example.com
- For Moodle enquiries please contact VLE@west-lothian.ac.uk
- The Support for Learning team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- For careers advice email email@example.com
- For any other enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The above information may be subject to change. Updates will be posted on the college's website and social media whenever available.
This page was last updated at 12:30 on 1/07/2020