Coronavirus Update

A message from our School Principal, Tom Fraser

Updated: 01 June 2020


We have been continuously monitoring the current government and NHS guidance as it evolves throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, prioritising the health and wellbeing of our staff and students.


In light of the latest Scottish Government updates, key members of our team have been making plans and implementing changes to the school environment in preparation for the return of students.


Steps to ‘Covid-security’


We would like to offer reassurance to all staff and students that our workshops will more than meet the current government requirements when you return to the school. Here are some of the steps already taken:


  • Physical distancing measures have been introduced to increase separation and decrease interaction in our workshops and lecture rooms
  • All workbenches and workstations have been spaced out to ensure space of 2 metres or more between individuals
  • At every entry point to the school campus, we have set up hand sanitiser stations and personalised anti-bacterial handwash has been distributed
  • Anyone entering the school building will have their temperature taken
  • Those showing any symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to self-isolate and implement test and trace protocol following public health guidelines
  • All school staff and students will be provided with hand-made cotton masks
  • Extensions to our cleaning strategy will ensure the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the school
  • Routine deep cleaning will take place on a regular basis




We are excited to welcome all students enrolled on the 2020-21 Professional Course, now set to start on Monday 16th November 2020. To view the updated term times, see here. Introductory courses have been pushed back to 2021, see here for new dates. The Intermediate Course will reopen from Monday 10th August onwards.

We remain committed to delivering these courses and will keep you updated on any further developments.

If you would like to learn more about the courses we offer, see our course information here, or apply here.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can support you in any way.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the school, but in the meantime, stay safe by continuing to follow the latest government advice.

Best wishes

Tom Fraser
School Principal

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