Coronavirus – Covid-19 Update

ARRANGEMENTS FOR ADULT LEARNERS AGED 19 AND OVER FROM 8 MARCH 2021

In line with DfE guidance, schools and colleges can now welcome back learners from Monday, 8 March.

However, City College has decided to keep the majority of our adult learning online until at least the Easter holiday. A very small number of courses will be offered face-to-face and all learners and staff will be required to wear masks at all times, now including in the classroom.This is in line with government advice and a Peterborough City Council ruling for all indoor spaces with more than one person in occupancy.

The situation will be reviewed after Easter and all learners will be informed in good time of any changes for Term 3.

All learners will receive information as soon as we get it on any qualifications and assessments for which they have entered.

 

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

Pre- entry to Level 2 classes have been moved to online learning only. Learners will receive one live lesson each week on Microsoft Teams. The second lesson will be recorded and uploaded each week for learners to complete in their own time.

Tutors and college staff will remain available remotely to support learners throughout the lockdown.  Please contact your tutor or College staff through Microsoft Teams chats or call the College on 01733 761361 to speak to a Customer Service Advisor.

Exams have been postponed until the end of March 2021.

 

English and Maths.

Classes will remain online as normal throughout lockdown. Tutors and College staff will remain available remotely to support learners throughout the lockdown.  Please contact your tutor or College staff through Microsoft Teams chats or call the College on 01733 761361 to speak to a Customer Service Advisor.

GCSE exams have been cancelled this year and will be replaced with tutor assessed grades. More information will follow as we get it.

 

National Careers Service.

Information, advice and guidance appointments will remain available both online and face to face at Brook Street.

If you would like an appointment to speak to an advisor, please call 01733 761361 or email admin@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk

 

Community learning, Community Learning Trust and Informal Leisure Courses.

All courses for our community learning provision have moved to online learning. For more information on the courses available, please see our website and keep a lockout on our social media.

Community Learning Trust partners have moved courses online where applicable and continue to deliver.

Leisure and pleasure classes have moved online where they can, including some some History, Literature and Languages and Art classes.

Depending on the situation after Easter, we are hoping to be able to offer some face-to-face Covid-secure courses at Brook Street and will keep you updated on these.

For more information on any of the above please call 01733 761361 or email admin@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk

 

Employability and Other Qualification courses.

Courses have been moved to our on-line platform during lockdown.

All level 2 certificate qualifications use a bespoke online platform to support learners to access their course.

Counselling courses have been moved to online learning and will be supported using our Teams platform. Learners will continue to be supported by the tutor.

Counselling External Assessments will not be carried out under the normal exam procedures. A mock paper is now in place for all levels and will be given to learners remotely, to be completed over a week. These are returned to CPCAB via the exams department and marked. There will be no face-to-face exams in College for counselling in 2021.

Education and Training L3 & 5 courses have already moved to on-line learning through Teams and learners will continue to be supported by the tutor.

STLS & Award in Support Work in Schools courses have already moved to on-line through Teams and learners will continue to be supported by the tutor.

 

Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships will be conducted through OneFile and Microsoft Teams and were possible and safe, assessors may visit your workplace. Drop-in workshops will start from the 8th of March 2021 but will need to be booked through you assessor before attending.  Communication will be updated via OneFile and your assessor will keep you updated about any upcoming exams.

 

Health and Social Care Work Academy.

Some Health and Social Care courses as well as IAG and mentoring will take place face to face where it is safe to do so.  Learners will be contacted by the Academy team to give them a start date but no sooner than the 22nd March 2021.  Online delivery will continue for most learners.

 

Study Programmes

We are currently undertaking a great deal of work and preparation to ensure that the re-opening of the college campus is done carefully, safely and in the best interests of staff and learners.

From Monday the 8th of March, all Study programme Learners will be welcomed back to college. You will return to your vocational timetable that you were following from September to December. Attending lessons in your vocational bubbles.

Social distancing, hand washing and sanitisation and remaining in your vocational bubbles are still in operation to prevent the spread of Covid and mask-wearing on campus will still be mandatory in all areas, and will now include classrooms, unless you are  exempt. Students are required to wear their colour-coded lanyard at all times whilst on college premises.

You can watch a video about our reopening by clicking the link below

Study Programmes return Monday 8th March 2021 – YouTube

You can view our risk assessment here

Thank you in anticipation of your patience and support whilst we prepare to welcome everyone safely back to college. The safety and wellbeing of our college community remains our absolute priority.

 

Day Opportunities

Day Opportunities will remain open to help support the people we support and their parents/carers however to ensure everyone is kept as safe as possible, and to adhere to government measures, this support may not be face-to-face within our Day Opportunities sites.  Each supported person is being contacted to arrange appropriate support which may be via the phone or online.

 

What we’re doing to make the College safe for us all

 

The college is closely monitoring the current situation relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and, as a matter of routine, we are following the daily updates provided by the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Check out the links below to keep yourself up to date:

What you need to do to prevent catching and spreading the virus

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use a sanitiser gel
  • Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
  • Throw away used tissues and then wash your hands
  • If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
What you should do to prevent catching the virus infographic

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