FELA Guidance, Policies & Reports

In this section

01 May 2007

Access/Inclusion of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Students in FE Colleges*

This policy details guidance specifically on the access/inclusion of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Students in FE Colleges.

01 May 2007

ASC - STUC Memorandum of Understanding*

The aim of this memorandum is to re-affirm effective co-operation between the ASC and the STUC.

15 December 2011

Blended Learning, Online Learning and e-Learning*

The current document has been considered helpful in providing support and guidance on a wide range of issues related to Blended Learning, Online Learning and e-Learning. (Now referred here collectively as Technologies - Supporting Learning and Teaching (T

04 March 2015

Calendar Drift

Academic Years are based on units of weeks which causes the phenomenon of Calendar Drift.

01 May 2007

College Boards of Management: Guidance for Elected Staff Members*

As the recognised trade union for lecturing staff in every college in Scotland, the EISFELA expects that every college will have an EIS-FELA member elected to the Board of Management.

30 August 2012

Compulsory Reductions in Staff Hours*

Any member who has an open ended contract (aka permanent) or has been on a series of fixed term contracts with similar hours, and is then asked to reduce his or her hours has a choice, to accept or reject the proposed hours.

01 May 2007

Consensual Relations between Staff and Students*

The professional relationship between staff and students should be based on mutual trust and respect and the requisite boundaries to this relationship recognised.

01 May 2007

Dealing with College Restructuring Proposals: Guidelines for Branch Negotiators*

During the years since incorporation most, if not all, Further Education Colleges in the sector have undergone structural change. This change is usually a direct result of financial difficulties.

16 March 2011

Digest of EIS Policies in Further Education*

The Scottish Further Education (FE) sector is a successful and vibrant sector providing education and training to students from Scotland and around the world. In 2011-2012 the Scottish Government proposed an 11.7% cut to the overall FE budget in Scotland

09 July 2012

EIS-FELA Guide to Scottish FE Reorganisation*

Scottish FE is in flux due to significant cuts and structural change – that seem to be evolving on an ad hoc basis within regions. There is an on-going process of college reorganisation which involves merger, federation or collaboration (MFC).

27 March 2013


Recognition and Procedures Agreement between the Board of Management of the College and The Educational Institute of Scotland/Further Education Lecturers Association (College Branch)

01 May 2007

Evaluation of Learning Experience - Policy on Classroom Observation*

The current EIS-FELA policy on classroom observation is clear and unambiguous. This guidance sets out acceptable means of evaluating the learning experience of students.

21 July 2016

FELA Branch Organising

This Organising handbook provides a suggested framework for EIS- FELA branches to work, grow and develop.

15 December 2014

Fixed-Term Contract Poster

Your employment rights have been enhanced since the Fixed-Term Employees Regulations 2002 come into force on 1 October 2002?

19 February 2014

Fixed-Term Contracts*

Guide for EIS-FELA Branch Negotiators & Members on Fixed-Term Contracts. A fixed-term contract (FTC) lasts for a specific length of time, or the event takes place or until the task finishes.

01 May 2007

Further Education Partnership at Work*

Education and Training Policy and Procedure, Stress at Work Policy and Procedure, Personal and Domestic Leave, Family and Parental Leave Policy and Procedure.

11 February 2013

GTC Registration: Guidance to Lecturing Staff

If the EIS can demonstrate that the majority of Scotland’s lecturers choose to voluntarily register with the GTC(S) it can argue more easily for GTC(S)’s statutory remit to be extended.

01 May 2007

Guidance for Branch Secretaries - School/College Partnership*

The purpose of this guidance is to set out EIS-FELA priorities for the School/College partnership which ensures lecturing staff are protected from exploitation and that all those teaching on the partnership programme have the necessary qualifications.

27 March 2013

Guidance on Branch Rules*

The reorganisation of Scottish FE along the lines of merger, federation and collaboration may require branches to either amend their branch rules or develop bespoke practices.

01 June 2013

Harassment: Model Policy*

It is the right of every member of staff to work or study without fear of harassment or victimisation. EIS-FELA recognises the problems associated with harassment.

01 May 2007

Internet and Email Use at Work Guidance*

Use of computers, email and the internet has long been widespread in higher education and increasingly so in further education.

01 May 2007

Lecturer Workload for Branch Negotiators*

This paper has been developed to assist local negotiations and provide a context which EIS-FELA negotiators can submit for consideration by local Joint Negotiating Committees (JNCs).

15 July 2010

Malicious Student Complaints Against College Lecturers*

Complaints Policies and Procedures

27 March 2013

Model EIS-FELA Branch Rules*

Extract from the EIS-FELA Constitution

16 December 2010

Opposing Redundancies (FELA)*

Policy & guidance for branch negotiators

01 May 2007

Permanisation of Lecturing Staff: Guidance for Branch Negotiators*

Permanisation of Lecturing Staff: Guidance for Branch Negotiators. The Regulations prevent fixed term employees being treated less favourably than similar permanent employees, and limit the use of successive fixed term contracts.

01 May 2007

Stress: Preventing Stress in Further Education: A Branch Guide*

EIS-FELA branch officers have an important role to play in ensuring that stress is tackled in the workplace and that a trade union approach is adopted to ensuring that the causes of stress on the workplace are identified and eliminated.

01 May 2007

Student Complaints: Guidance for Handling*

This advice sets out the framework in which EIS-FELA would expect to see student complaints dealt with. The main focus of this advice is to ensure that staff are adequately provided for, supported and appropriately treated by their employer.

24 June 2013

Student Voice*

Policy on the misuse of the student voice

01 May 2007

Violence and Aggression at work*

This guidance is aimed at providing practical advice on how to tackle violence and aggression at work and the College procedures necessary for dealing with violence and aggression towards further education lecturing staff.

01 May 2007

Work-Life Balance Guidance*

The aim of this document is to assist colleges to achieve standards of good practice in work-life balance by implementing comprehensive and effective local policies.

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