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Introducing the Student handbook - what is happening for the rest of this academic year

03 June 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.

We got in touch via email with you last week regarding a partial reopening of college sites for select students and apprentices from 15 June.

This is a confusing time and we understand that you may have concerns about returning to college. We would like to reassure you that your safety is our number one priority.

We will be inviting a small number of students to attend some on-campus delivery. This will typically be those who are having difficulty in engaging with remote learning and those who cannot complete their qualifications without access to our technical facilities.

Who will return to college?

We will continue to support the majority of learners remotely with all learning via digital platforms only (online) for the remainder of the year.

However, later this week we will be in contact with a small number of students to invite them to attend on-campus provision. These students will be invited to attend a revised and reduced timetable. Teaching teams will contact these students later this week with details of their timetable.

On-site provision will continue to be available to the children of keyworkers and those in need of additional support.

We will also make a limited number of spaces available in our Learning Environments for those students requiring access to IT facilities. Any student continuing their studies can book time in Learning Environments at college from 15 June to support their studies. However, numbers will be strictly limited and only those with booked places will be admitted. We will be in touch with more information on how to book these slots via email next week.

Please remember to remain alert and apply common sense whilst on campus. You should only arrive at college if you have been specifically invited and for your timetabled lessons and should leave the campus as soon as these are over.

Introducing the Student handbook

We have created a Student handbook which gives you more detailed information on returning to college and all safety measures that we have put in place on each campus.

You must read and understand the Student handbook before arriving at college. It includes information on important topics, such as:

  • What to expect on campus and staying safe
  • How to raise any concerns you may have while on campus
  • Advice on safe travelling to our campuses
  • How to manage and report symptoms if you are feeling unwell


Who do I speak to if I have further questions?

Your teachers will be in contact to tell you more about your next steps.

If you have any concerns or further questions, please speak to your teachers who can offer you further guidance and support.

In the meantime, whether you will return to classroom-based learning or not, please carry on engaging with your studies online from home and taking care of yourselves.

Kind regards,

Jon Adams

Group Executive Director