Plans for session 2020/21
Updated July 2021

Our campuses are open during the summer for limited delivery and to allow us to prepare for session 2021/22.  

The majority of our staff are continuing to work from home and are available virtually to provide support and guidance to our students, partners and stakeholders.  

The College continues to support our partnership work during these unprecedented and challenging times.

All staff are available via email, please see our Contact Us page for key email addresses. To contact individual staff members please email    

Please continue to follow the advice and guidance provided by the Government and NHS to help keep yourself and others safe during this time. You can find information on the current situation across Scotland here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this time.

Health and safety on campuses

To keep everyone safe, we continue to have health and safety measures in place across our campuses. If you are visiting any of our campuses, please ensure you read the guidance below and follow the measures which are in place.

The above guidance is in line with the latest Scottish Government advice.

Please watch this video before attending an Edinburgh College Campus: 


Lateral Flow Tests

Free, rapid and easy-to-use COVID-19 tests (lateral flow tests) are available for collection from our campuses. While these tests are voluntary, we strongly encourage students and staff who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, that are required to come on to campus, to use these easy-to-use tests at home. The test kits are for anyone who does not have symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms, have tested positive, are awaiting the result of a test or are self-isolating – PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO COLLEGE. 

More information on accessing free lateral flow tests can be found here.

Read the Edinburgh College Lateral Flow Testing Privacy Statement

Working from home

Please read this IT Working from Home Staff Guide to help you with accessing College systems from home. 

If you only need to access the following programmes as part of your role, you do not need to log in to the College's Remote Desktop Services (RDS) as these can all be accessed via a web browser. 

Using this work-from-home option would support the College greatly by releasing pressure on its Remote Desktop Services.

Here are some further helpful user guides for accessing these programs:

iTrent guide   

If you require access to other College applications and drives, then please log in to the Azure Virtual Desktop Service using this guide:

If you are having any problems accessing the Azure Virtual Desktop please email 

Training and Support 

To help staff with continuing to work from home and with delivering courses and services online, a training and support programme is available. Find out more about the training available via the Moodle Staffzone and the Learn, Develop and Connect Planner on the Staff Intranet. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Our main priority remains the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. We encourage you to speak to your line manager if you are struggling. 

You can also contact our Employee Assistance Programme, PAM Assist. Call 0800 882 4102 to access free and confidential support. This service is also available online The website log in details are as follows: Username: edinburghcollege and Password: edinburghcollege1. 

Staff also have free access to mental health and wellbeing platform SilverCloud which offers a wide-range of self-help programmes for people who may need support during this time. Click here for more information and to sign up to SilverCloud.

Our #ECCares campaign will continue to run throughout this time to help support the mental health and wellbeing of our staff and students. 

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