This page contains essential information and advice regarding COVID-19, lockdown regulations, and how they affect our college community, including students, staff and visitors. We will continue to update this page, along with our social media channels, as the situation progresses.

A letter from our Principal: National Lockdown 3 due to COVID-19

Full details of our remote education offer

If your question is not answered below please get in touch with us.

Following the government announcement on 4 January, England is now in a national lockdown. Our college campuses are closed to most students and teaching will take place online as much as possible.

The college has also decided to postpone most BTEC exams due to take place before 16 January. However, the following exams will still go ahead and students should come into college as normal:

  • Construction - Tuesday 12 January, Bordesley Green
  • Accounting (AAT) - Thursday 14 January, Digbeth
  • Higher Education exams are still being held and students can find information on Attain or by contacting their Tutor

If you become aware of a potential or confirmed positive case of COVID-19 at college, please report it using the links below.

If you receive a positive test result and your symptoms started within 48 hours of your last college visit, you should report it to us immediately to help with contact tracking. 

  • Student cases: please complete the COVID-19 case report form
  • Staff cases: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Social distancing measures are in place at all of our campuses.

For more information, read our Social Distancing Guide or check out the social distancing videos below.

Digbeth Campus
https://vimeo.com/454439886
Bordesley Green Campus
https://vimeo.com/454445272
Hall Green Campus
https://vimeo.com/454451896
Longbridge Campus
https://vimeo.com/454430592
Handsworth Campus
https://vimeo.com/460931706

Can I come into college?

As of Monday 4 January, South & City College is currently closed to students and all learning is currently taking place online. We will update this page to let you know when you can come back into college.

Are exams still taking place?

Following the government's announcement on 4 January, the college has decided to postpone BTEC exams due to take place before 16 January, except for select exams. We have taken this decision having reviewed staffing levels and parents’ concerns regarding safety and use of public transport.

The following exams will go ahead and students should come into college as normal:

  • Construction - Tuesday 12 January, Bordesley Green
  • Accounting (AAT) - Thursday 14 January, Digbeth

We are in a constantly evolving situation, so please keep checking this page and our social media channels for updates on future exams.

What social distancing measures are in place?

We have adopted a range of measures to make sure that all our campuses are COVID-secure, in compliance with government guidance. These include social distancing measures, temperature checks and special PPE, as well as additional cleaning staff and resources.

Will lessons be online or on-campus?

Currently all lessons are being taught online.

When college reopens, we will use a ‘blended learning’ approach. This means that as many lessons as possible will be taught in person on campus, but there will also be lessons taught online. As a college we have considerable experience and expertise in blended learning and have taught some courses in this way for several years.

I'm worried about my mental health

It’s understandable that you may be anxious about coming into college after lockdown. If you’re worried about your mental health, the following resources can be useful:

Mind.org
HSE

Don't forget, you can always speak to your tutor or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to speak with our friendly, helpful staff.

I have a specific question that I would like to discuss

In the first instance we would urge all students to speak to their tutor. In addition, the Department for Education’s Coronavirus Helpline is available to answer questions regarding education. Students and parents can contact this helpline on 0800 046 8687 (opening hours 8am-6pm Mon-Fri).


How are applications and enrolment different this year?

We’re committed to keeping you and our staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the application and enrolment process will look a little different this year.

We’re encouraging students to apply online where possible. Please see our 3 steps for studying with us in 2021 for more information on how to apply.

GCSE results for the November resits will be emailed to your college and personal email address on the following dates:

  • English and Maths: 14/01/2021, 8am onwards
  • All other GCSE subjects: 11/02/2021, 8am onwards

For advice on results, further study and appeals please visit the GOV.UK website.

As per the latest government advice, we are urging students and staff who are displaying either high temperature or a new continuous cough to stay at home, self-isolate and get tested.

Please check the NHS website for the latest official advice. Other useful sources of information include:

I'm worried about my mental health

If you’re concerned about your mental health, the following resources may be useful:

Mind.org
HSE

Alternatively, don't forget you can always speak to your tutor or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager at the college. If you are unsure of who to contact please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can help.

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