Useful information for college staff
CDN has developed this page to bring together information and resources to help you and your college during the COVID-19 crisis.
We will continue to add to this page, and if there are any resources you’d like to share in this area, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Government and NHS Advice
Leadership and Governance
Support for college teams – a new bespoke online Programme designed by CDN to support teams as they work through these unprecedented and challenging times.
Qualifications and Assessment
SQA and Colleges Scotland statement, Friday 3 April – latest approach to assessing HNC, HND, NC, NPA and NQ units.
Student and Staff Support – information from SQA, includes ‘student questions answered’ and ‘college staff questions answered’ sections.
Staff and Student Health and Wellbeing
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.
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…
Kindness Matters – Mental Health Awareness Week (blog) – Sandy MacLean, CDN Curriculum and Teaching Lead, explains why Kindness matters now more than ever…
Mental Wellbeing and Coronavirus – resources from SAMH.
Action for Happiness, Active Coping Calendar (Jump Back July) – ‘We can’t control what happens to us but we can choose how we respond‘ – This July calendar focuses on how we can be more resilient in challenging times.
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.
Helpful messaging about Tobacco – Support and advice for smokers who want to quit and information about the health implications of smoking in relation to COVID-19.
Helpful messaging about Drugs – Support and advice for those concerned about their own drug use or the use of drugs by somebody that they know.
Helpful messaging about Alcohol – Support and advice for those who, as a result of COVID-19 or self isolation, may be drinking more frequently at home.
Support for Learning and Teaching
Successful online learning and teaching – Virtual Bridge webinar series – delivered in partnership with Jisc.
View all Virtual Bridge webinar recordings – including:
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How online resources can ensure continuity of learning – a resource from Jisc
Support for Students
Student Support Funding – information from the SFC
Flexibility in use of FE Discretionary Funds – information from the SFC
Student Support FAQs – information from the SFC
Keeping in Contact and Communicating with Students – a resource from Jisc
How To Look After Your Finances During Coronavirus – Young Scot funded partnership programme