RSC South West

Jisc Regional Support Centres work with more than 2,000 UK learning providers helping them to improve performance and efficiency through the use of technology.

We provide advice and support, share good practice and facilitate collaboration to help solve your everyday challenges and achieve your strategic objectives.

Technology is vital to your organisation’s success, helping you to:

  • enhance the learner experience for better learner outcomes;
  • widen your reach to increase learner numbers;
  • improve quality and inspection outcomes and secure future funding;
  • do more for less, leading to cost reduction and efficiency gains.


Our remit covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset.

Funded by the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills, we work closely with practitioners within Further Education, Sixth Form, Specialist Colleges, Adult and Community Learning, Work-based Learning and Higher Education.

Advice and support

  • Bid writing to support funding applications
  • Staff development
  • Library and learning resources
  • Technical infrastructure
  • Accessibility/inclusion/eSafety
  • Virtual Learning Environment
  • Strategy/management
  • e-learning technologies

We also offer technology and accessibility kit loans, which are available free of charge.

Events RSC South West events feed

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Administration 27 Oct 2014 This is a 3 day course in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Administration, the course will cover the gotcha’s in migrating from earlier versions, along with installation and configuration for a new instance. Exchange 2013 has many new features that can help enhance the blended and distance delivery mechanisms that are becoming essential in the emerging methods of teaching practice. It also integrates with other systems which may be in place such as Office 365, Lync etc. The trainer will be able to answer questions on many of these features.
  • ACL Forum 05 Nov 2014 An opportunity for staff working in ACL to discuss and share their use of technology in adult learning
  • Technical Forum - Gloucestershire 12 Nov 2014 The Jisc RSC South West is pleased to be able to schedule a Technical Forum for our supported Learning Providers.
  • Learning Resources Forum 14 Nov 2014 This is an opportunity for LRC and Library staff to network and share good practice. There will be the usual opportunities to discuss any issues of interest to the LR community and plan for future forums in the region.
  • Microsoft SCCM and SCVMM 17 Nov 2014 This is a 3 day course in Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) (2 days) and Microsoft System Centre Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) (1 day). This is one course, the 3 days are one booking.
  • VLE Forum 19 Nov 2014 The VLE is an integral part of most Learning Providers mechanisms for supporting the Teaching and Learning, this forum is an opportunity for all staff that use the VLE to share their practice.
  • InfoPath Forms in SharePoint 24 Nov 2014 This 3 day course will cover the fundamentals of using InfoPath to control, automate and direct activities within SharePoint, connectivity to associated data sources will also be covered
  • Specialist College Forum 25 Nov 2014 This Jisc RSC SW forum is an opportunity for Specialist Colleges staff to get together to share good practice amongst themselves and with colleagues working to support learners with disabilities in the rest of the FE & Skills Sector.
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