Last review: 15 January 2021
National lockdown: Stay at Home
All students must follow the national guidance by moving to online learning immediately, until further notice.
This is except for:
- Students who are categorised as a vulnerable group (including students in supported learning)
- Students who are looked after (including ESOL looked after children)
- Students who have EHCPs
- Students who have high needs.
Students that fall into any one of these groups have the option to attend lessons on site, and should contact the College to make these arrangements.
All students are expected to study online at home following their normal timetable through Moodle/Google Classroom or other web-based solutions.
We urge students to understand that continuing to study at home during our closure places them in the best possible position to continue with their education when they return to college.
You can click here to read more about our remote education offer.
Free School Meals
Payments will be made directly to students this half term.
Clinically vulnerable students
Clinically extremely vulnerable people are now advised to follow shielding advice.
Self-isolation - requirements for staff and students
Like all full-time students, apprentices must immediately to switch to online learning.
Please refer to your employer/assessor for further guidance where required.
IT equipment and support
If you are in need of any equipment, please contact the Library, who can arrange a laptop or Chromebook for you. Students do need to bring identification when collecting equipment.
Using the Library
Our library staff are on hand to give instructions on how to access software and support with assessments and exam preparation.
The latest library updates can be found on their website here.
Student support (mental health and well-being)
We know this a difficult time for everyone and the health and well-being of our students is extremely important to us. If students need someone to talk to, our Student Services team are just a phone call away and can support with any problems they may be facing. They’re available between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 01604 734049.
Keeping up-to-date with the College
We will keep this page up-to-date as the ongoing situation with COVID-19 develops. We will also be in regular contact with current students, parents/carers and applicants primarily by email, so please keep an eye on your inbox, and ensure that we have the correct contact details for you. If you need to update your contact details, please click here.
Updates will also be posted regularly on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – for our social media handles, please see the ‘Useful information’ page.