COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
LATEST UPDATE: 14.01.2021
Following further details from the Government on the position of the planned vocational exams students are due to take place this month, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the majority of exams with immediate effect. The only exams to take place will be for professional qualifications, which includes AAT, CompTia, CMI, CIPS and NEBOSH.
Learners scheduled to have an exam in the coming weeks will be contacted by their Programme Managers to confirm details and answer any questions.
The College will monitor very closely the statement from the Secretary of State this afternoon when it is hoped that further clarification will be given on how grades are to be awarded this summer.
We will work with exam boards to ensure students who have not sat January exams will not be disadvantaged in any way.
In the meantime, it is important that all students complete all tasks and assessments to the very best of their ability to put them in as strong a position as possible.
RETURN TO LEARNING
See our Remote Education Offer
In line with the Government Guidelines, all learning, with the exception of vulnerable learners and learners whose parents/carers are critical workers, will move online from Monday 11 January.
Programme Managers will be in touch with all learners by Friday 8 January to provide detailed guidance of online learning and all updates will be posted on this website.
Please do not attend any College Campus unless you have registered attendance in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email email@example.com if you have any queries.
College transport continues between 5th and 8th January. Please note: Where buses do not pick up passengers in the morning journey, the bus will not do the return journey in the afternoon.
From Monday 11th January, college transport will not be running. Students who have booked to attend campus should make their own way to campus. (Please note, there is no change to students have a taxi service). If college transport is usually used and is still required, please provide details when booking your days in college. We will investigate options and get in touch. Please note, we cannot guarantee transport options.
Free College Meals
We are providing electronic food vouchers, to those learners who are eligible for Free College Meals during lockdown, which can be used in variety of grocery stores and food outlets. We have sent an email to all eligible students so please check your college email account for details as we need you to confirm that this approach will work for you before we can issue them. Once we have confirmation, we will submit your details to our voucher suppliers within two working days, for you to receive your food vouchers. If you have any concerns or questions please call us on 0330 123 2523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Information for students and parents/guardians
Information for Apprenticeships
If you are an apprentice please see our Apprentice FAQ here
Information for Apprentice Employers
With the ongoing Covid-19 situation make sure you have the answers with our Covid-19 Employer FAQ section. Please see our Employer FAQ section here.
Public Health England have asked us to remind employers that car sharing by people outside of your household should be avoided wherever possible, in order to limit the chance of transmission of the virus.
Please find our Covid-19 risk assessment available for download here: Risk Assessment – COVID-19
Code of Conduct
Please find the latest code of conduct guidance for learners relating to COVID-19: Code of Conduct Covid-19
Government Information and links
The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation and the College continues to keep up to date with government advice. Our priority is the well-being of our learners, staff and our community. We are making decisions following the advice of Public Health England and will take any actions we can to limit the risk of infection among our learners, staff and our community.
Please use https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for the latest information about the virus and how to protect yourself.
The Department for Education has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 0468 687
Opening hours: 8am–6pm (Monday to Friday)
Duty Safeguarding Staff will still be providing safeguarding cover from 08.30 – 17.00 on normal working days although this may be facilitated remotely.
Please email email@example.com or contact customer enquiries on 0330 123 2523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the duty Safeguarding Officer.