Industrial Action

Action Short of Strike (ASOS) 

College lecturers, as members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS-FELA) Union, have voted in favour of industrial action short of strike action (ASOS) from Tuesday 2 May until Thursday 14 September 2023 unless an earlier agreement regarding their national pay dispute is reached. This means that all college lecturers in Scotland will not enter students’ results into college systems. However, the College still expects all college lecturers to submit results in line with their contracts and they still must undertake the following:

  • Set and mark assessments or any other work to be assessed.
  • Share results for work that provides feedback and support to students.
  • Give students feedback from assessments.
  • Mark registers.

The impact of this industrial action will vary depending on the course and whether your lecturer is participating or not. For courses assessed by external exams, there may be no impact. However, for courses assessed by continuous assessment, such as NCs or HNCs, there may be a delay in receiving official confirmation of qualification attainment.

Please, be assured that we are working closely with universities, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and other awarding bodies to help support students on your pathways and to ensure you receive your certificates and qualifications as soon as possible. This includes ensuring courses can be quality assured by SQA to allow certificates to be awarded. We are therefore discussing with university partners to ensure existing offers are fulfilled, supporting the use of predicted grades where that's necessary.

South Lanarkshire College is committed to helping all students progress onto employment or further study and if needed then the College can write letters of support etc to employers to help with progression.

We would encourage you to get in touch with your lecturer or Curriculum Manager if you need any assistance or have concerns:

You can also contact our teams by emailing Student Support - or the Student Association -

We know this has been a difficult period and we want to remind you that we are here to support you to achieve your qualification.