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

Aberdeen Youth Recruitment Apprenticeship Event

There will be an Apprenticeship Recruitment Event on Thursday 26th March at The Town House 1.30-6pm ( 1pm-1.30pm quiet time for anyone with additional support needs)

Advertising leaflet can be found by clicking on the following link.  save the date poster 2020

Many of the employers there will have live vacancies so pupils are encouraged to take along multiple copies of their CVs and approach employers so that they can find out more and leave their details with the employers. There will also be lots of SDS staff there to provide advice and guidance throughout the event.

This is a great opportunity to meet employers and find out more about potential pathways.