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Learning Resources

The Learning Resource Centres provide flexible learning and self-study opportunities within the College.

Practice skills learned in the classroom, or learn new ones using our many self-study courses, with the support of our well-qualified and professional Learning Resource Centre team. The Learning Resource Centres also offer a library service with the facility to borrow books, CDs, DVDs, videos and audio cassettes.

 

Learning Resource Centre Opening Times:

(During Term Time)

  Parkshot Site (Richmond) Clifden Site (Twickenham)
Monday 08:30 - 21:30 08:30 - 19:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 21:30 08:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 21:30 08:30 - 19:30
Thursday 08:30 - 21:30 08:30 - 19:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday 08:30 - 13:00 CLOSED

Notices will be displayed in the Learning Resource Centres advising of any changes to opening times.

During half term breaks and other holiday times, the Learning Resource Centres will be open from 9 to 5 on Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays.

Staff are available to support students during their course in the Learning Resource Centres from Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Please note you are required to book training/test times in advance through a member of staff at the Learning Resource Centres.

 

New resources:

  • E-books in a variety of subjects for student and staff use online
  • Employments skills materials to help you with CV writing, job searching and preparing for an interview
  • Reading and Writing (RAW) e-learning from the BBC
  • National Vocational Qualifications materials 

Membership:

Free membership to all current College students and staff. Just bring your College/course receipt into the library and complete a library membership form.

 

Borrowing:
• Students and staff can borrow up to 3 items at a time
• All items can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks
• Items may be renewed up to 3 times unless reserved by another user
• You may reserve an item that is on loan to another user
• Overdue items will incur a charge of 10p per item, per day


Resources:
Members have access to all the materials in the libraries and to
the extensive resources available via the internet. The library stock supports the courses run by the College and covers all the major subject areas.

 

Course Specific Materials:
Subject based materials include:
• Books

• CDs
• Books and tape/CD sets

• Journals
• Videos

• Daily newspapers
• DVDs
• eBooks


Additional Materials:
The library also stocks materials that may be of interest to all students:
• Paperback fiction
• Music CDs
• Daily newspapers
• Local newspapers
• Books on study skills, essay writing and passing exams
• Books and other resources on employment skills
• Access to BBC RAW – Skills for everyday life

 

Moodle – the College Virtual Learning Environment

 

What is Moodle?

 

Moodle is the College’s online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) designed to support you with your study. It can be accessed on the internet from anywhere on the College campus computer network, from your home or workplace.

 

If your course is supported by Moodle, it will provide you with essential resources for your course such as handouts, timetables, activities and useful links. Your tutor will let you know if your course is supported by Moodle.

 

You can also use Moodle to find information on:

• The Information, Advice and Guidance service

• The LRC opening hours and facilities

• Learner handbooks and IT Induction

• Study skills and subject specific resources

 

Click here to access Moodle

 

Below are some short Youtube Videos to help you use Moodle for the first time:

 

How to Login to Moodle for the first time - 1 min

How to Access your course - 1 min

How to access useful resources for students - 1 min

Accessing Learning Resources on Moodle 


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