Coronavirus Information

Update: Thursday 2nd April- Easter break changes

Update: Tuesday 17th March


In order to protect the wellbeing of our College community and yourself, we are moving to online learning for our students.

All of our full time study programme classes will move online from Wednesday 18th March.

All of our adult full and part time, HE and apprenticeship provision will move online from Monday 23rd March. In the rare situations where this is not possible, any students still studying will be provided with paper based resources.

All commercial courses/ new short courses will be deferred.

If you have an underlying health condition or if you are pregnant you should work from home immediately. Any students showing any of the Coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate immediately as per the government guidance.

We have spent many years building up an excellent suite of online resources and virtual learning environments and coupled with our highly trained staff we are confident that with your support, we can ensure you successfully complete and excel in your studies.  

These are truly unprecedented times and I wish you and your families good health and calm spirits.

If we can offer one piece of advice during this testing time it would be this: Remember to take time every day to do something for your body, your mind and your soul. 

Look out for one another and those around you and we very much look forward to seeing you all soon.

Initial Guidance 

There is currently an outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is believed to have started in China.

As you may be aware there is currently an international outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is believed to have started in China. Although there are no cases at the College at this time.

The information about Coronavirus is being updated daily and we are monitoring the advice and guidance of the Department for Education, Public Health England as well as information on the NHS website regularly. 

At present, the advice is that no College should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England. 

There are clear guidelines for Colleges and we will continue to follow these and in the event of any increase in risk or suspected case of infection, the recommended course of action is set out very clearly in the guidance and will be followed. 

We shall keep you informed of any further change to advice and will keep you updated on any actions taken. 

There is a new Department for Education Coronavirus helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) 

Within College, staff are reminding students about the importance of hygiene, particularly with regard to increasing regular handwashing, covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, using and disposing of tissues as well as avoiding close contact with people who are unwell. 

If you, or your son/ daughter has recently travelled back from any of the countries currently identified as being at risk, including northern Italy, please contact the College so that we are able to support you and ensure that any communication to other families is accurate and helpful.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Services Team on or 01642 333606.

The latest information can be found here:

- Updates on COVID-19
Guidance for educational settings
- Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas