Updated 23/6/20, 15:00

START DATE FOR COLLEGE COURSES 2020-21

West Lothian College is planning for lecturers and support staff to return to our campus from the week beginning Monday 17 August 2020.

Significant work is underway to manage a safe return to our campus and ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff, students and visitors. This will take into account the required approaches for social distancing.

Full-time and evening courses

Full-time and evening courses will start in the week beginning 21 September, with inductions for full-time students taking place in the week beginning 14 September.

Schools courses

Courses for senior phase school pupils are likely to begin in mid-late August and discussions are underway with West Lothian Council on details. Updates will be posted on this page and our social media channels once finalised. 

Blended learning approach 

For the foreseeable future, all students will be taught using a blended learning approach, with some learning activities taking place face-to-face on campus and the majority of classes held remotely using online technologies. Our student support services will also be delivered predominately through online technologies, supplemented by on campus provision where necessary.

Based on our experiences of the delivering teaching, support and key services remotely over the last few months, we’re confident in the quality of experience that all students will receive whilst studying with us.

Where remote teaching isn’t possible (for example in practical subject areas) then learning on campus will take place, whilst adhering to social distancing arrangements.

Further details and FAQs

We will get in touch with all students about the start and end dates for your course, and to provide the information you will need to start your studies. Please ensure your details are kept up-to-date on your MyCollege account. 

Details and guidance on arrangements may change between now and August, and further updates will be provided regularly on our website and social media channels. Frequently Asked Questions are provided and will be updated as arrangements are finalised.

Key contacts

If you have applied for a course starting in 2020, or you are thinking about applying, and have specific queries please use the following contact details:

Or apply for a course here: Final spaces remaining 

Still have questions? Click here to visit our return date FAQs page