Coronavirus - College updates

Latest update - 14th January 2021

Student guide to working from home

Following the Government’s decision to introduce a National Lockdown from Tuesday 5th January we have moved from face-to-face classes and workshops until we’re given the go ahead from the Government to resume them.

The Government have indicated that this will continue until at least February half-term.

Don’t worry we have plans in place to minimise any disruption to your learning and ensure you have the opportunity to continue and finish your studies successfully.

Check out the information on our Current students page.


Latest exams information

Exams in January, February and March

The Department for Education announced on 13th January that scheduled assessments for Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs) will not take place in February or March this year. For Pearson qualifications this includes external assessments for BTEC Level 2 Tech Awards, Firsts, Technicals and Level 3 Nationals.

In order to keep you and our staff safe and in line with Government guidance we have taken the decision to cancel exams for most vocational qualifications that were scheduled for January, February and March.

There are some scheduled qualifications such as Functional Skills, ESOL qualifications and End-Point Assessment (EPA) which are still allowed to proceed in February and March as long as health guidance is followed carefully. We are currently considering if these wil go ahead and will update this page with further information shortly.

Unless you are advised otherwise, at this moment in time no-one should be coming into college to sit exams.

Please don’t worry about how this will affect your final grades. The awarding bodies, Ofqual and the Department for Education have said that arrangements will be put in place for students who are now unable to take their external assessments to ensure they are not disadvantaged. Alternative arrangements are likely to include other forms of assessment or you may have the opportunity to take assessments at a later date.

We'll keep updating this page as soon as we have any further information and you can also speak with your teacher.


National lockdown

We've updated our website with information on a switch to virtual learning. Stay home and stay safe.