Information regarding Coronavirus is constantly changing and we understand you may have concerns.

Please be assured that as a college, the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors is of critical importance.

We are committed to following the appropriate guidance issued by Public Health England and the Department for Education and continue to monitor developments as new information becomes available.

We will continue to use the college website and our social media platforms for updates.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 11TH

FURTHER UPDATE ON COLLEGE CLOSURE 

The Government has issued new guidance which includes opening up parts of our campus for some students at the start of June.

This is a complicated process which we are currently working hard to implement.  In the meantime, the campus remains closed to most students.

We will make a further announcement as soon as we have more information and will be making direct contact with those students affected.

In the meantime we would like to reassure you that the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 20TH

SUMMER 2020 GRADUATION UPDATE: - STC/MARINE

After careful thought and deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our HE graduation event.

The coronavirus situation shows no real sign of relenting for the foreseeable future so we felt it better to make this decision now.  We would like you all to be reassured that, although the ceremony may have been postponed, our students will complete their programmes of study and receive their certificates at the end of term, so our decision will not hinder our graduates from starting jobs or moving onto further study.

We are also looking at other ways of recognising and celebrating their hard work.  We will update students with further information in due course.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH

Ofqual seeks views on GCSE and A level grading proposals for 2020

Ofqual has published a consultation on the exceptional arrangements for awarding GCSE and A/AS levels in summer 2020. The deadline for responses is 29 April.

Further information on this consultation can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/exceptional-arrangements-for-exam-grading-and-assessment-in-2020

We can confirm that A Level students will get their results on 13 August, and GCSE students will get theirs on 20 August as previously published.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH

GUIDANCE FOR VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ofqual has confirmed that students taking vocational and technical qualifications, alongside or instead of GCSEs, AS and A levels, will be awarded a calculated result. Students due to take assessments for Functional Skills qualifications before the end of the summer will also receive a calculated result.

Ofqual’s announcement can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/awarding-vocational-and-technical-qualifications-this-summer

Guidance on awarding qualifications in summer 2020 can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2020

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE AS OF 9TH APRIL 2020.

LATEST UPDATE AND GUIDANCE

Further update on college closure.

In light of the current challenging situation – and in line with the latest advice from government – our campuses will remain closed until May 26th at the earliest.  Please note, this is not confirmed and may be subject to change as we monitor the situation, so please keep checking back on the website and on our social media platforms.

Students will continue their learner journey with us online, maintaining as regular contact as possible with their lecturers and completing assessments etc as and when requested.

Our home learning page will provide advice and support on how to make the most of working from home and online working as well as provide other useful resources and support including next step guidance for current students. 

Our school liaison page will offer careers advice and guidance for those potential new students. 

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST

Guidance for prospective students

For information about student finance, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-prospective-students

 

Further support.

Further information on Coronavirus can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response