COVID-19 Information Centre

Information and resources to support college staff through the COVID-19 pandemic

Useful information for college staff

Information & resources to help you and your college during the pandemic.

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Government and NHS Advice

How to protect yourself and others

Latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government

Travel guidance for Educational Settings

Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Advice

Qualifications and Assessment

SQA News stories

Student and Staff Support – Information from SQA, including questions answered from college students and college staff.

Staff and Student Health & Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing and Coronavirus – Useful resources from SAMH.

Action for Happiness, New Ways November – There are so many ways to learn new things and the aim of this November calendar is to encourage everyone to find new and creative ways to overcome frustrating situations.

Putting Staff Wellbeing First – In this 30-minute Virtual Bridge webinar we hear from CDN Curriculum and Teaching Lead Sandy MacLean who explains how making small changes can give us greater control over our wellbeing.

Ways to deal with Coronavirus Anxiety (blog) – Kirsty MacEwan, West College Scotland’s Student Wellbeing Adviser shares her top tips on how to deal with Coronavirus Anxiety.

Supporting Student Wellbeing (blog) – Jenni Moreland, Edinburgh College’s Student Wellbeing Adviser explains how the college has been supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Kindness Matters – Mental Health Awareness Week (blog) – Sandy MacLean, CDN Curriculum and Teaching Lead, explains why Kindness matters now more than ever…

Coping with the anxieties of Coronavirus – webinar with Developmental Psychologist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk.

5 Work-Life Balance Tips – short but useful piece written by a specialist teacher of secondary students with social, emotional and mental health issues.

How to reduce stress with breathing – practical information on how to relax using a simple breathing technique.

Support for Learning and Teaching

CDN Virtual Bridge webinar series – successful online learning & teaching, delivered in partnership with Jisc. Choose from over 70 webinars, covering topics like 12 EdTech Tips for Life, Recording Presentations via PowerPoint, Data Science in Colleges & many more! View all past webinars on CDN’s YouTube channel.

Online Resource Bank – CDN resource designed to help you prepare for college delivery in the 2020/21 term.

How online resources can ensure continuity of learning – a resource from Jisc.

Support for Students

COVID-19: Information for the education sector – Information from the Scottish Funding Council.

How To Look After Your Finances During Coronavirus – Young Scot funded partnership programme.

Flexibility in use of FE Discretionary Funds – Student support in colleges by the SFC.