Coronavirus Update


College News and Communications

Updated: 08.04.2020 at 17:15

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Following the Government’s recent announcement, the college is now closed to all students. This page contains further information which may be relevant to you, please continue to read below.

As the situation is rapidly evolving, we will continue to update this page and our social media, so please check for updates regularly.

All staff are making arrangements to contact students regarding self-study, online learning and other options to ensure that you still continue your studies. It is really important to engage with the learning during this time, if you're healthy. It will help you stay motivated and on track with your studies. If your tutor has not been in touch, please email them directly in the first instance. For any other queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Currently all examinations are cancelled until further notice. The government is working closely with awarding bodies to determine how grades etc will be awarded. Please follow this link for further guidance.
Guidance on A Level and GCSE awards is given here
A letter from Ofqual to all GCSE, AS and A Level students
For Access to Higher Education courses, click here

We have set up helpline numbers for students who are concerned about exams and would like further advice:
0121 694 6228
0121 477 1760
0121 694 5118

Every student will be anxious about this, which is understandable. Please do not worry, the whole education sector is working proactively to make arrangements about this and we will be in touch with you soon.

In the first instance we would urge all students to speak to their tutor. In addition, the Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions regarding to education. Students and parents can contact this helpline as follows - 0800 046 8687 (opening hours 8am-6pm Mon-Fri).
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Please follow the guidance given by your employer’s HR department in the first instance. If you are an Apprentice employer and would like to speak to a member of the College Apprenticeship team, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You can still apply to study at the college. You can do this online. Once you have submitted the application you will receive an offer and given guidance to ensure you make the right course choice for your future career.

Please note that all college campuses are closed. We are not in a position to accept any deliveries at this time. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager at the College in the first instance. If you are not sure who to contact please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will try to help. 

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 and self-isolate for at least 7 days. You don't need to contact 111, your doctor's surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you live with other people, they should stay home for at least 14 days to avoid spreading the infection. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine. However, if they do develop symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start.

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

We want to make sure you are getting the answers you need. If you have a question that you need more information on or that no one has yet addressed, please submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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