Perth College UHI welcome the news of level 0 restrictions for face-to-face teaching in colleges

Following The First Minister’s announcement that Scotland has moved to level 0 in the COVID-19 levels system, Dr Margaret Cook - Perth College UHI Principal - said: “We are delighted that the updated guidance will enable face-to-face learning to continue in colleges next session – including all practical work that students will be undertaking as part of their course. Perth College UHI will continue to have safety measures in place, to ensure the safety of staff and students on campus and to mitigate ongoing risks of transmission. Protective measures include hand-sanitisation stations; providing materials to clean surfaces; one-way systems; continued promotion of good ventilation; the requirement for face coverings in certain settings; and continued compliance with Test and Protect, including self-isolation when necessary.”

After being furloughed, Jenny Brayshaw decided to start an Engineering course at Perth College UHI. She said: “The College had to adapt in so many ways during the pandemic and has done a great job. The number of attendees was strictly controlled, and everything cleaned down at the end of every session. The College sent regular Covid updates over email, and were really open about what was happening, which made me feel much more confident about my safety.”

Audio Engineering student, Will Derries, explained: “The style of teaching invariably changed due to the pandemic. Initially, it was a tricky adjustment for all concerned due to the course being a hugely practical one. However, it soon became second nature, and the standard of teaching has remained high throughout the pandemic!”

Dr Margaret Cook added: “We recognise that this is a concerning time for those who are deciding whether to study this year. We urge students who had been uncertain over whether they would have the opportunity to attend classes on a face-to-face basis that this updated Scottish Government guidance continues to make that possible. Our staff will ensure that learners receive the best possible experience and will prioritise in-class time for practical aspects of all courses, whilst still adhering to strong safety measures.

“We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students after the summer, and we will continue to engage with the Scottish Government guidance to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and communities.”

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