NESCOL information

Message to all pupils who do NESCOL courses:

• North East Scotland College is continuing remote delivery as far as possible for all students, including School Links pupils and Foundation Apprentices. All pupils have access to a College email account with their Student ID number. If they don’t know their Student ID number or password, we can assist them if they contact us by email to schools@nescol.ac.uk

• Pupils are able to communicate with their lecturers, access course materials and submit coursework and assessments through use of Blackboard.

• Should there be any pupils who may struggle to access resources online to data limitations or access to devices, please liaise with the Schools Liaison team on a case by case basis.

• For assessment of outstanding practical units, where assessment depends on observation or completion of a practical project, lecturing staff will keep pupils up to date on agreed alternative arrangements as we know them. Communication with awarding bodies continues in this respect.

• We are unable to confirm arrangements at this time for the start of new courses in June 2020 – so for now, once key priorities have been addressed within your school, I would encourage schools to try to submit online applications via the Portal as and when you are able. Applications are now being reviewed, and several courses are already in high demand. We will consider how selection measures will be applied and keep you up to date on that

• All Schools Liaison team emails will be being checked at least twice a day and telephone calls to 01224 612020 are on divert to a mobile phone that will be answered during office hours.

Any queries not addressed in this email, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our thoughts are very much with our pupils, colleagues and partners at this time as we negotiate this experience, stay well and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you in person again soon!

Take care,
Shelley, Emma, Julia, Lynn and Karen

Foundation Apprenticeship Information Sessions

NESCoL FA Sessions

NESCoL are running Foundation Apprenticeship Information Sessions across three of their campuses in February. The aim of the events is to help students and their support networks to gain all the relevant information they need to make those crucial decisions regarding their Senior Phase timetables.

Curriculum staff and the NESCol Foundation Apprenticeship Programme Officers will be on hand to give an overview of the different frameworks and to answer any questions regarding Foundation Apprenticeships.

Event registration is via Eventbrite and dates and timings are detailed below:

Fraserburgh Campus, 20 February 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (All Frameworks)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foundation-apprenticeship-information-session-fraserburgh-campus-tickets-82824782153

Aberdeen City Campus, 24 February 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (All Frameworks except Engineering)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foundation-apprenticeship-information-session-aberdeen-city-campus-tickets-82822324803

Aberdeen Altens Campus, 25 February 2020 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (Mechanical, Electrical & Civil Engineering Frameworks only)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/foundation-apprenticeship-information-session-aberdeen-altens-campus-tickets-82793253851

S4/5 into S5/6 Course Choice

S4/5 into S5/6 Course Choice

All pupils, in S4 & S5 have received their course choice sheets in Assembly today.  The course choice booklet is available on Google Classroom for them to find out more information on each of the subjects on offer.

They are also encouraged to speak to their Guidance teacher if they have any questions or queries regarding course choice.

Deadline for return is Friday 6 March.

Deadline for College Course or City Campus Courses is Friday 6 March.

A copy of the booklets that pupils can refer to are here –

S3-5 Course Choice BODA

S3-5 Course Choice CITY CAMPUS

S3-5 Course Choice NESCoL

The range of subjects on offer can be found here. S5-6 Choices Grid

Finally the form that all pupils should have been given in Assembly can be found here.  S4 & S5 Choice Form

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY 6 MARCH