These are the plans we have in place in our college to keep our community safe and to continue our students and participants education during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The government has moved the country into what they have called the ‘delay phase’.
After having a case where one of our students informed us that she had symptoms that could be due to COVID-19, the case has not been tested nor confirmed, we have decided to continue the classes online from Thursday 19th March for all our NVQ students. This measure affects also Short Courses. All the Short Courses will be cancelled until further notice, the missing classes will be rescheduled when everything returns to normal.
Please note, if any of your children or any student over 18 years old feels unwell, they should not come into the College. Please stay at home for seven days if they have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough. This will help to protect others in our community while they are infectious. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital with mild symptoms. They do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them they’re staying at home. The NHS will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms. Please report the absence to the College in the usual way. Advice on staying at home (self isolation).

What we are doing as a College

  • – Keeping ourselves informed through the Public Health website
  • – Maintaining high standards of hygiene.
  • – Speaking to all our students and explaining how to stay safe and how to have the best chance of avoiding catching or spreading the virus.
  • – Reminding students of the importance of hand washing.
  • – Encouraging staff to give reassuring messages and manage their own anxiety professionally as we know that young people can pick up on adult anxiety.
  • – Explaining what the coronavirus is … including the message that most people who get the virus do not get seriously ill or die from it.
  • – Explaining that worry and anxiety are a normal part of life and provided some ideas for how to manage worry such as talking to someone or switching off any upsetting or worrying news or social media.
  • – Being clear that any jokes, banter or unkindness about someone who is or could be in isolation or ill from the coronavirus or other illness is not acceptable.
  • – Being clear that our college is a welcoming and inclusive where we aim for everyone to be kept as safe as possible.

What will happen from Thursday 19th March for NVQ Students

We recognise that a school closure will impact differently on all of us and we acknowledge that children and families will face a variety of situations and challenges. During the College closure students will be provided with learning to do at home. Staff will set work according to a timetable that we will send out. The timetable will identify the subjects that students will be set work for on each day of the week.
Students will receive an email detailing the work for the week. Theory Classes will take place in the morning and a variety of theory classes and assesors meetings will take place in the afternoons.
The College has high expectations of all students and during College closure, students will be encouraged to complete all work set. However, health and wellbeing are paramount and we appreciate that the level of work that might be undertaken reflect the situation and circumstances at home.
In the light of this we are following all necessary precautions which include carefully monitoring and considering advice from government and health officials in the communities where our students and employees live and work. We care about the health of our customers, employees, and partners and want what’s best for everyone during this stressful time.
We will continue to send updates if needed as the situation evolves.
We encourage you to follow guidance from the World Health Organization, such as staying home if you’re sick, washing your hands frequently, and taking steps to keep your immune system strong and healthy.
This is an unusual situation, and we will do all we can to keep you informed as the situation develops. Thank you for helping us look after everyone in the College community and for understanding the unique challenges we are facing.