Course Delivery

Most learning is currently taking place online due to Tier 4 arrangements in place.  

On Campus Study

The number of students in each classroom are restricted due to physical distancing requirements. Students may be required to remain within the classroom for the duration of their time on campus.

Remote Study

Students will be expected to undertake some of their study remotely and will normally require access to an electronic device and the ability to use platforms such as Moodle or Microsoft Teams. All students are reminded that their conduct should be the same, whether they are on or off-campus, and in line with our Student Charter.

Industry Placements

During this period, work placements will not take place. However, we are working with our industry partners to review options.

IT Support

Our IT team will be operating a ‘remote-first’ approach. Therefore, please ensure you use the following methods to contact a member of the team, whether you are on/off-campus.

Log via: i-support
Email: itnsuhelp@forthvalley.ac.uk
Call: 01324 403039.

Timetables

Full-time Students/Modern Apprentices Course delivery will be a combination of face-to-face delivery on campus and remote learning. Attendance on campus is likely to be on a fortnightly rotational basis, but this may vary depending on your subject. All on-campus learning will be delivered with the appropriate physical distancing measures in place, however, there may be some exceptions and the required PPE will be provided.

Evening Students

Practical/leisure based evening courses will be delivered on campus with physical distancing measures in place as required. Advanced level evening courses such as Highers, HNCs, etc, will be delivered via a blended learning approach. This will include a combination of on-campus learning with physical distancing measures in place, and remote learning off-campus.

Commercial Students

All courses will be delivered on campus with physical distancing measures in place. Workshops, Studios and Specialist Areas.  Within practical areas staff  and students should practice safe hygiene measures and follow social distancing rules for cleaning equipment and tools. Sanitising products will be available across campuses, and we also have sanitising tunnels, which are a quick way to ensure equipment is clean and safe for others to use. 

Computer Labs

Computer labs require staff and students to take responsibility for cleaning equipment before and after use. Sanitising products will be available within these areas to ensure equipment is clean and safe for others to use. 

Outside Space

Some of our course delivery may be undertaken outside if weather permits. 

Flexible Spaces

During this time, flexible spaces will be used for learning and teaching, and should not be used for gathering in groups.

Classrooms & Learning Spaces 

The number of students in each classroom has been reduced to comply with physical distancing requirements.  Depending on the campus, this ranges from 6 to 11 students per room.  Students are timetabled to specific classrooms, where possible, to minimise movement around campus.

Induction

All students are required to complete an online pre-entry induction before starting their course. Departments will also conduct a specific induction at the start of term.

Registers/Attendance

As we are adopting a blended approach, there has been a slight change to our class registration process. Options now include:

• Present
• Present online (new option)

Changes to Course Delivery

Departments will communicate with students directly in regards to any changes to course delivery. 

IT Equipment

Remote study will require access to an electronic device and access to the internet.