Welcome to STCG Moodle

Welcome to the new STCG Moodle. The links below are for Moodle app users and give access to some of the key support areas

Your STCG Induction 2020

Learning Resource Centres (LRCs)

Student Support Areas Menu

College Systems and User Guide (students) 

Student Guide to Office 365

Safeguarding and Staying Safe

Learning Curve login (learners only)

Logging into Moodle

We recommend you use Google Chrome when working with Moodle and Office 365. There is a user guide in the College Systems and User Guides section that shows you how to use Chrome at College and how to get it at home.

Other Systems

You do not need to be logged into Moodle to use the links below but you will need to log into the system after you have clicked the link.

Email - click the Outlook icon above

Email - click the Outlook icon above (students only)

Office 365 - click the Office 365 icon above

Office 365 - click the Office 365 icon above

Proportal - click the icon above

Proportal - click the icon above (login with student number)

Proportal - click the icon above

BKSB - Click the BKSB link above. Ask your teacher what your login and password is

Blackboard OpenLMS

Use Moodle on the go by downloading our new app Open-LMS

    Site news

    Change to Kingston LRC Opening Times - Tuesdays

    Please note that the LRC (5th floor) at Kingston Hall Road will be closing at 5.00pm on Tuesdays for the first three weeks of the summer term. 20th April, 27th April and 4th May. CHECK YOUR LRC ...

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    Please note that the LRC (5th floor) at Kingston Hall Road will be closing at 5.00pm on Tuesdays for the first three weeks of the summer term. 20th April, 27th April and 4th May.

    Check your LRC opening hours.

    Coronavirus Update - 26/03/2021

    Dear students and families  I hope very much that you’re well and managing successfully through this challenging time.  I’m writing to make sure you know how we’re making progress as we reopen ...

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    Dear students and families 

    I hope very much that you’re well and managing successfully through this challenging time. 

    I’m writing to make sure you know how we’re making progress as we reopen our Colleges and looking ahead through Easter and beyond. 

    We have three priorities over the weeks ahead. 

    1) We want you to keep learning 

    We have reopened our Colleges safely, securely, and successfully in a phased way. Thank you so much for your patience with us and your support for the teaching and support staff across the Group as we have opened our doors and invited our priority students back into our buildings. 

    In the weeks ahead, we will continue to open more of our courses to on-site delivery as well as starting new programmes for those coming into learning. Your course tutors will be in touch shortly or may have already contacted you to tell you about the timetable for teaching after Easter. 

    We are very keen to help you make the progress you expected to see and will do all we can to close any gaps in your learning that may have opened up. Please continue to attend all your lessons and take part in learning fully. 

    2) Your safety is very important to us 

    We have tried very hard to keep everyone in our Colleges safe and well through all of this difficult time and we are going to keep our focus on safety and wellbeing as we go into the Summer. 

    To do this, we want you to continue to be very strict in your own routines: 

    • Do not come to College if you are unwell. If you have any Coronavirus symptoms at all, please stay at home and arrange to have a PCR test 

    • Please avoid public transport in travelling to College if you can 

    • Please wear your face-covering at all times in College unless you have had your individual needs assessed by our Learning Support team and have received an exemption badge. We will review our requirements over Easter, but we continue to expect people to wear face coverings all the time in College at the moment 

    • Please pay close attention to hygiene, washing your hands regularly and cleaning spaces around you 

    • Observe social distancing as much as possible, staying 2m or more away from everyone else as much as you can 

    • We encourage all students to take a Covid 19 - Coronavirus asymptomatic test prior to your first lesson in college each week and then 3-5 days later. You can take the test via a Home Test Kit or by booking an asymptomatic Covid 19 Test through a Community Testing Venue, local to where you live, work or study. It is important that you log the results as directed on the instruction with the NHS Track and Trace and on the colleges’ Moodle system. The college system is quick and easy and just requires you to provide your test result. The college is asking you to continue this process every week 

    • As from the 19th of April all students will be able to collect their Covid 19 - asymptomatic home testing kits from the college. The collection points and times will be advertised in the entrance to the colleges 

    We have carried out thousands of lateral flow tests so far in our College and found only one positive case so far. This allowed us to protect that student, the rest of the class, teachers and their family. It is very important that you use our testing system regularly and often so we can stop any infections before they spread. 

    We have added information about community testing and how to access it at the end of this letter. 

    We are also very keen to protect your wellbeing and, as ever, want to make sure we know if there is any support you may need to help you cope. We understand how difficult and stressful this time may be for you and ask that you tell us if there is anything we can do to help you cope with anxiety, depression, grief or any other challenges that you may need to overcome as you return to onsite learning. 

    We are also working with the local NHS to make sure there are resources for you to access in the community or on-line and can offer you this link to a wealth of materials and ideas that may help you. It’s available via our Moodle site:


    3) You will be given a fair grade for your course 

    or those of you on courses that will be receiving a Qualification Level Teacher Assessed Grade (QTAG) our teaching teams will be working hard over the next few weeks to make sure they have a complete picture of your skills, knowledge and progress over the past year. They will use as much of your completed work as possible to decide what grade best reflects your success on your course and will do this in a fair way. If any part of your programme is being awarded a Q-TAG you will already have received details regarding the process. Please do contact your course tutor if you have any questions or are unsure if this process applies to you. 

    Before Q-TAG results are submitted to the awarding bodies we will tell you what work we are using to make this judgement so that you can be assured that we are using the widest body of evidence possible. This will also give you a further opportunity to contact us if you have any additional questions or queries regarding the evidence base we will be using. 

    For those of you on courses where there are delayed or amended exams or assessments please continue to pay close attention to your College emails to ensure you keep up-to-date with guidance and expectations as they are sent to you by your tutor. 

    It is very important that you continue to attend your lessons, either on-line on in College to build up your knowledge and skills, and that you continue to complete any work set. We want to give you the best and fairest chance to show how much progress you have made and to gain the best grades possible. Please make sure you ask for help if you need it. 

    We look forward very much to the weeks ahead and to seeing more of you as we reopen our College sites further this Spring and Summer. 

    Please take good care of yourself and let us know if there is more we can do to help you make the progress you expected. 

    With best wishes, 

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO

    Community Testing for those without Covid 19 symptoms 

    All local areas are offering regular Covid 19 tests for anyone who regularly leaves home, whether that is to go to work or come to college to undertake a course. You can book a test through the following link at a venue near where you live, work or study. We advise all our students to undertake regular testing. You can find your nearest test centre through the following link at the bottom of the page to book in your local area. 

    Book a lateral flow test 

    If you need to leave your home for any reason during the national lockdown, you can help stop the spread with a free COVID-19 lateral flow test up to twice a week at your local community testing centre.

    Around 1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms and can spread it without knowing. Lateral flow testing is for those people who are not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms and provides rapid results within around 30 minutes. 

    Who can get a test 

    These free tests are available to anyone with a valid reason to leave home during the national lockdown. This includes those leaving home for work, studying, volunteering, or supporting a vulnerable person. 

    Twice weekly testing is recommended to all those who are accessing our lateral flow test sites, especially those who are frontline workers in direct contact with local residents, volunteers, formal/informal carers and others who are not covered by other testing programmes. This includes those in the health and social care, education and transport sectors. Ideally you should book your tests 3 to 4 days apart. 

    Testing in London please click the link or type into Google your post code and the nearest community Covid 18 testing venue. 


    Kingston upon Thames 






    Hammersmith and Fulham 

    Kensington and Chelsea 


    Are you feeling anxious or worried about returning to college after lockdown?

    Returning to college after lockdown

    Are you feeling anxious or worried about returning to college after lockdown?

    Download this presentation from the Education Wellbeing Team.

    Topics covered:
    • What will still be the same in college
    • What might be different for you now
    • Worries you may have about returning
    • What you can do to stay positive and help your wellbeing
    • Learn how to relax

    Coronavirus Update - 25/02/2021

    Dear students and families  I know you’ll be just as delighted as we are that we can finally begin to return to College over the coming weeks. It’s a very good moment and one we’ve all looked ...

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    Dear students and families 

    I know you’ll be just as delighted as we are that we can finally begin to return to College over the coming weeks. It’s a very good moment and one we’ve all looked forward to throughout the long cold days of Winter.

    We are currently in the process of finalising our detailed plans for this next step. We believe we have to manage two very important priorities: the absolute commitment to your educational success alongside the need to keep you safe and well through the return to onsite learning.

    Our approach will be designed to do both of these things successfully.

    We will be bringing groups of students back to College step-by-step, starting from 8th March. We will prioritise those groups who are missing out on their practical learning first and then widen out the groups of students coming back to College as we go through March until all students return to College over the next few weeks.

    We have to do this in steps because we are expected to offer a lateral flow test all of our students and need to be able to do this in a planned and well-organised way.

    Students will be contacted by their course teams and given a clear plan for their return to College. All students are currently engaged in on-line learning and this will continue leading up to the return to College. Any course specific adjustments will be identified to you by your course teams.

    All students will be asked to take a lateral flow test for Coronavirus infection when they return to College and will be strongly encouraged to do this as it will help towards keeping our community safe. A lateral flow test will help us identify anyone in our community who may be infected but is asymptomatic. Further on site tests will be offered every 3 to 5 days until Easter, up to a maximum of 3 tests, after that we are expecting to move to home testing kits but will give you more information about this as we get it.

    It is important to remember that a negative result from a lateral flow test may not mean you do not have COVID-19 therefore, when you return to College, we will expect you to keep yourself and others safe by wearing a 3 ply face-mask at all times when on-site, keeping your distance away from other people as much as you can and washing your hands regularly.

    If you have any COVID symptoms, please do not attend College. You must self-isolate, take a PCR test via the NHS and let us know the outcome. 

    As you get ready to come back to College, please do all you can to stay involved in your learning, completing all of your work and doing your best to stay in touch with everything happening on your course. Please let your teachers know if you’re finding this difficult. It is very important that you continue to do as much work as you can to ensure you can achieve the best grade possible.

    We now know that, for many courses, our teachers will be making judgements about students’ grades. This will be done in a highly controlled and moderated way and we will make sure there is a robust and fair process in place. We are perfectly placed for delivering this model of assessment as the majority of our study programme courses are routinely and successfully assessed in-year, with grades based on a wide range of evidence and subjected to a reliable moderation process.

    For professional competency practical courses, the grade for the course may well be assessed as usual and we are putting students on these courses first as we return to College so they can complete everything they need to do in good time.

    We are looking forward very much to seeing you again and helping to support you through to success at the end of your course later this year. Please take care and continue to stay safe all through the weeks ahead.

    With all our best wishes and thanks for your patience and commitment,

    Peter Mayhew-Smith
    Group Principal and CEO

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    Introducing the 'Lockdown Library'


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    Want some fiction eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines to tide you over for recreational resources while we're closed? Visit your new Lockdown Library - all online and all free of charge.

    Coronavirus Update - 08/01/2021

    Dear students and families, I’m sure you share our deep disappointment at this return to lockdown, but we understand that our local hospitals are under very great pressure and we all now have to ...

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    Dear students and families,

    I’m sure you share our deep disappointment at this return to lockdown, but we understand that our local hospitals are under very great pressure and we all now have to play our part in bringing infection levels down. We are ever so sorry not to have you studying with us, on-site, enjoying learning and your time with each other, but we must do what we can to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. 

    First, I hope you have plenty of information about the lockdown and what’s required of you from your course leaders and/or tutors. We are all asked to stay at home and keep contact with other people to the bare minimum. Please make sure you understand what’s expected. As STCG students, we know that you’ll do everything you can to help change the course of this pandemic. 

    If you are unsure what the Government restrictions are, you can see them through this link: 


    We are now working hard to switch all of our teaching on-line and most of our courses are ready to keep you learning from home. Your course tutor and team have been or will be in touch to set out the detailed arrangements for you and let you know what work you will need to do and when. 

    It is very important that you do all you can to engage in your lessons and complete any set work. Please let your course tutor/team know if you have any difficulties doing so. 

    There are a number of other questions that we would like to help answer if possible, but I’m afraid we don’t have full information on everything right now, so please bear with us as we work to get more and better information for you. 

    1) On-site exams and practical assessments 

    We have made the difficult decision to cancel all on-site exams and practical assessments up until February half-term. We have done this because they involved sizable numbers of students and staff travelling in and out of College and, at present, which increases the pressure on the local and national health situation at a time of great challenge, as well as increasing the risk of transmission to both students and staff to unacceptable levels. 

    We have been assured by the Government and awarding bodies that no-one will be disadvantaged as a result of this decision and many other Colleges have chosen to do this; for some qualifications there will be arrangements in place to assign you a grade for your qualification based on work done before the lockdown and perhaps during and after, and, in others, the exams will be delayed or amended. In most cases we are still waiting for more details. Once we have those for your qualification we will contact you. 

    But it is vital that you continue to complete all other types of assessment and attend lessons as best you can. 

    All the tasks, assignments, tests and other activities that your teachers will be setting will support your learning and help make sure that you can progress and they may also add to your grade or qualification outcome. Please do your best to engage with your course fully and let us know if there are reasons why you can’t so that we can try and support you. 

    2) GCSEs and Functional Skills 

    Many of you will be taking GCSEs or Functional Skills courses. 

    If you are, we expect you to continue to engage in your lessons and complete work as requested by your teachers, but let us know if you are having difficulty doing this. 

    We don’t yet know how the process for awarding grades will work in detail, but we understand that your teachers will be asked to set a grade. We don’t know what this will be based on, but advise everyone to keep up their learning and engagement through the lockdown as best they can. 

    If you are benefiting from the additional English and maths small group tutor support, these sessions are continuing on-line so please ensure you make the most of them. If you are 16-18, and have not yet gained your GSCE at grade 5 and feel you would benefit from additional maths and/or English small group tutor support let your teacher know and we will try and arrange that for you. 

    We don’t yet know the arrangements for Functional Skills in detail and will share this information with you as soon as we know more. 

    3) Work and Industry Placements 

    We are not yet sure if these will be able to continue, but we haven’t yet had this confirmed. We will let you know as soon as we do. 

    4) Safeguarding and mental health 

    We know very well how much support and help our staff provide to our students and we want to make sure that it is all there for you throughout this lockdown. 

    If you have concerns about your own or another student’s welfare, please contact: 

    Carshalton & Merton College - ccstudent.support@stcg.ac.uk
    South Thames College - advice.wandsworth@stcg.ac.uk
    Kingston College - referral.team@stcg.ac.uk 

    We have also put in place resources for E-safety and resources to help you keep yourself well and positive and have gathered them in a wellbeing hub, available to you via Moodle. 

    Wellbeing Hub: https://moodle.stcg.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=25418
    E-safety: https://moodle.stcg.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=4635

    5) HE students 

    For our HE students, the situation is very similar and we are also asking you to stay at home for the time being, studying on-line. Your course tutors will be guiding you through the expectations and are available if you have any questions. Based on feedback from HE Focus groups we will be keeping HE students informed regularly and being guided by the Office for Students. We hope very much to begin reopening our Colleges at some point over the next few months, but we will do so very carefully and safely, taking measured steps at each stage to protect everyone in our Colleges. We will keep you informed and provide you with all the learning, support and resources that we possibly can. We will be working hard to make sure you progress to your chosen goal and want you to study successfully, even if you have to do it from home. 

    Above all, please take great care of yourself and those around you. Make sure you stick very closely to the Government’s guidance and stay at home as much as you possibly can.

     With best wishes, 

    Peter Mayhew-Smith
    Group Principal and CEO

    Coronavirus Update 8th January 2021.pdf

    Update on Vocational Exams/assessments - 06/01/2021

    Dear Students and Families, South Thames Colleges Group has taken the decision to cancel all forthcoming assessments and exams between now and February half-term. This very difficult decision has...

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    Dear Students and Families,

    South Thames Colleges Group has taken the decision to cancel all forthcoming assessments and exams between now and February half-term.

    This very difficult decision has been taken because we do not believe that we can guarantee the safety of students and staff coming into and out of our College buildings and to ask them to attend College now would be to place an undue risk on them. Attendance at the exams we have run so far has been low and we do not want to disadvantage our students any further by persevering.

    We have assurances from our Awarding Bodies that no-one will lose out and that grades will be awarded where exams and assessments have been cancelled in this way. We will have further detail in due course, but we will make students’ progression is protected without fail.

    We understand that there will be many who are disappointed by this decision and we do this with the greatest regret, but we believe this is the right and responsible thing for us to do.

    More detail will follow and course teams will work closely with students to resolve all of the issues arising from this decision.

    Peter Mayhew-Smith
    Group Principal and CEO

    National lockdown - 05/01/2021 (10:00am)


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    Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College are now closed to students. Only those taking exams or completing practical assessments will attend College today.
    All enrolments will now take place online.
    From tomorrow, we will have courses running for vulnerable students and children of key-workers. We will set out the arrangements for these shortly and contact the students affected directly.
    Please stay at home and protect your and others’ safety.

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