This page will be used to provide any updates regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) for students, staff and other stakeholders.
Updated 10/9/20, 11:00
Please be aware that the college is still open online for applications, support and other key services.
Academic Year 2020/21
Details on the start date for 2020/21 courses, including FAQs can be found here:
Start date for College courses 2020/21
Timetables for your course can be found here:
2020/21 full-time teaching timetables
If you have received your exam results you can get in contact with us or find out more information by visiting: Clearing at West Lothian College
For updates on the 2020 Graduation ceremony visit: West Lothian College 2020 Graduation - update
Applications and support
Although parts of our campus are still 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
Information about schools course can be found here
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 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
Togetherall 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 Togetherall. 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
Togetherall have also published a guide on looking after yourself during Covid-19. You can find it here: Looking After Yourself During the Coronavirus Outbreak
If you are struggling with your mental health or have suicidal thoughts and require immediate attention please contact your doctor, NHS111 or one of the organisations listed here.
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.
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 email@example.com 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/
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.
If you have any queries about a full-time or schools programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For part-time courses please email email@example.com
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.
Some teaching and support staff have now returned to working on campus on a limited basis, to ensure that we maintain the best possible service to all students, applicants and visitors. We have made significant health and safety changes, in line with NHS and Government guidance, to the campus to ensure everyone visiting, studying and working with us is kept safe when on campus. More details about health and safety and being on campus will be posted on this page shortly.
Most teaching will remain online currently and students shouldn't come on to campus unless they have a scheduled class.
Any enquiries can be made using the contact details below, or drop us a message on social media.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- For part-time course enquiries please contact email@example.com
- For student finance enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Moodle enquiries please contact VLE@west-lothian.ac.uk
- The Support for Learning team can be contacted by emailing email@example.com
- For careers advice email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For any other enquiries please contact email@example.com
The Scottish Government have issued a letter containing advice for students on what to do if they develop cold or flu-like symptoms during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This letter can be viewed here
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 11:00 on 10/09/2020