The description of the courses on the website represents the aspirations of the DigiSkillScotland Project as to what will be delivered. However, for various reasons, the courses actually delivered may be different. For example:
- funding for a course (whether from the Government or from the College’s charitable donations or other sources of income) may be reduced or withdrawn;
- there may be insufficient interest in a course which means that it is uneconomic or unviable to deliver;
- there may be a change to the College’s involved resources, such as staff or accommodation, which affect the delivery of a course.
A change could involve the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses, or the withdrawal of a course.
The College providing the course may make a change to a course for the reasons set out above, or for other reasons where it is reasonable for the College in question to do so.
If there is a change to a course about which you have expressed an interest, the College providing the course will let you know as soon as possible.
By expressing an interest about a course to DigiSkillScotland, you agree to these rules about changes to courses.
Possible Changes to Courses
If you accept the offer in relation to DigiSkillScotland, you agree that there might be circumstances which mean that the Course has to be changed. For example:
- funding for the Course (whether from the Government or from the DigiSkillScotland charitable donations or other sources of income) may be reduced or withdrawn;
- there may be insufficient interest in a Course which means that it is uneconomic or unviable to deliver;
- there may be a change to the College providing the course, other resources, such as staff or accommodation, which affect the delivery of a Course.
A change could involve the replacement of the Course with a new course, variations to the content or structure of the Course, the merger of the Course with another course, or the withdrawal of the Course.
The College providing the course may make a change to the Course for the reasons set out above, or for other reasons where it is reasonable for the College providing the course to do so.
If There Is A Change To The Course
If there is a change to the Course, the College providing the course will let you know as soon as possible and will take reasonable steps to minimise any disruption which you might face as a result of the change.
Changes to the Course which are not material will not otherwise affect the contract between you and the College providing the course in relation to the Course.
If the Course is withdrawn (or the Course is materially changed and you do not want to proceed with it):
- DigiSkillScotland will use reasonable endeavours to provide access to any suitable alternative course on DigiSkillScotland; and
- DigiSkillScotland may refund to you any tuition fees which you have paid to DigiSkillScotland in relation to the Course, unless these are to be applied to any suitable alternative course.
Events Beyond The Control Of DigiSkillScotland
DigiSkillScotland will not be liable to you in any way if the College providing the course is unable to deliver the Course in accordance with the description of it on the website due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of DigiSkillScotland such as industrial action, extreme weather or natural disaster. These are examples only.
- If this happens DigiSkillScotland will let you know as soon as possible, and will take reasonable steps to minimise any disruption which you might face as a result.
DigiSkillScotland strives continually to be inclusive. This means we will make every effort to enable all learners, whatever their background, to benefit from our education. Inclusion means removing the barriers, which can prevent people fulfilling their potential. All people will be treated equally, irrespective of their race, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation or if they are suffering from a disability. If you need any assistance please contact us.
DigiSkillScotland does not take responsibility for the content of external sites or of further sites that they may link into. Some sites may contain advertising and the inclusion of any company’s name within the pages should not be construed as a recommendation by us of that company’s products and/or services.
- If you feel that any of the sites we link to are not suitable please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
System Security & Safety
Students are responsible for their own individual account and should take precautions to prevent others from being able to use their account – they should not provide their password to another person. Personal contact information about other people (e.g. address, telephone, work address) should not be posted. Students should promptly disclose any message received that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable. A lecturer or the system administrator should be informed if a possible security problem is identified
Students should not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language when posting public or private messages and in material posted on Web pages. Students should not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory attacks. Students should not harass another person by persistently acting in a manner that distresses or annoys another person. If asked by a person to stop sending them messages, the student must stop.
Students must not knowingly or recklessly post false or defamatory information about a person or organization
Plagiarism & Copyright Infringement
Students must not plagiarise works found on the Internet.
- Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were yours. Rights of copyright owners should be respected. Copyright infringement occurs when work that is protected by a copyright is inappropriately reproduced.