Remote Education Offer from the Cornwall College Group
During lockdown we will continue to offer education to all our students. Most timetables will remain the same as when on campus unless they have been adapted to suit remote delivery. This will have been communicated by Programme Managers.
Learning will take place in two main ways:
- Live lessons online: These lessons will be similar to lessons in the classroom where the whole group, teaching staff and support staff work together in a virtual classroom.
- Online / pack based learning: This is where work or activities will be provided to complete during lesson time but will take place independently or offline. This could include completing set tasks and submitting work or practising skills and practical tasks where possible. In all cases, staff will be available via lesson time to support this learning activity.
- Assessment and feedback will be part of your learning activities and this may include submitted work, quizzes, polls, question and answer sessions, and chat groups. Updates for formal or external assessments will be provided by Programme Managers.
The primary method of online delivery for our students will be the use of Microsoft Teams via Office 365. Students will already have access to their online classroom. This will be supplemented by a range of other resources via Moodle, video learning via Planet eStream, and online text books and resources via our library catalogue. Students can also check their progress and targets via ProPortal. Students can access all these systems via the Cornwall College website: https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/student-portal. Apprentices will be able to access Learning Assistant to submit work and check progress.
Communication with students will take place via Team, college email and telephone where required.
Expectations of Students
- Students must continue to follow the college code of conduct and the online code of conduct which includes the expected etiquette for remote learning.
- Students must attend all lessons, including English and Maths. They must be punctual and ready to learn. Absence must be reported in the usual way if unable to attend and attendance will be monitored in the same way as on campus learning.
- Students must continue to work hard, attend lessons, and complete and submit all work to the best of their ability to ensure successful completion of their course.
- Student must check their college emails for updates and know how to contact their Programme Manager.
Support for students
- Students can still access all support that is usually available on campus. This will be available via Teams, Moodle or by contacting their Programme Manager. This includes study skills support, guidance on next steps and careers, and support for health and well-being.
- There will be opportunities throughout the timetable and during the week to access a range of personal development activities and resources.
- Students supported one-to-one through the Student Experience Team will continue to be contacted and supported.
Support for students with SEND
Support remains in place for all learners with special educational needs or disabilities. If support is usually provided to a student in a classroom environment, that support will still be in place during live lessons and during other online learning activities.
Other support and referrals, including EHCP reviews and monitoring, will continue to take place using Microsoft Teams or alternative method where required.
Students studying courses that require specialist equipment or facilities
The remote curriculum will be aligned to the classroom curriculum as much as possible. Staff will consider what can be done from home using simulations or examples that can be safely practised from home. Where possible we will continue to have specialist input from the industry and employers.
Support for students without devices, connectivity or a suitable environment for learning
Students who cannot access remote learning due to the availability of appropriate devices, suitable access to the internet or do not have a suitable place for learning should contact their Programme Manager to discuss the support we can offer. We will find the most appropriate way for individuals to access their relevant curriculum activity. This may include one or more of the following:
- The loan of resources where appropriate and achievable.
- The use of non-digital approaches to remote education.
- Attendance on campus where this supports the use of specialist resources or supports a learner who would otherwise be vulnerable or at risk of not achieving their course without access to the resources and support on campus. This will always be considered with safety in mind.