Coronavirus – Covid-19 Update


In line with DfE guidance, schools and colleges can now welcome back adult learners to classroom learning.

While some courses will remain online, we will be providing face-to-face classroom learning opportunities for courses in line with our government-recommended Covid- secure measures.

All returning learners and staff, unless medically exempt. will be required to wear facemasks at all times in the classrooms as well as in communal areas This is in line with government advice and a Peterborough City Council ruling for all indoor spaces with more than one person in occupancy.

For all face-to-face courses, our Covid safety measures include:

  • Thorough, regular cleaning of all classrooms, furniture and shared equipment before and after use.
  • Reduced class sizes.
  • Unless medically exempt, mandatory wearing of face coverings at all times, including in the classroom.
  • Ventilated classrooms.
  • Socially distanced desks/ workstations.
  • One-way systems and keeping left.
  • Hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the buildings.

All learners will be receiving information about courses starting after Easter on which they have enrolled.


ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

From the start of term 3 (12th April 2021), ESOL classes will resume onsite. ESOL learners will have one face-to-face lesson in the classroom and then one online lesson, either recorded and uploaded each week or live.

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

Exams are expected to resume at the start of May 2021 and staff and will advise learners about their specific exam date/s.


English and Maths.

Most classes will remain online with tutors and College staff available remotely to support learners. 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.

If you haven’t yet received information about your examinations, you will be contacted shortly.


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


Community learning and Informal Leisure Courses.

Our community learning provision remains mostly online. For more information on the courses available, please see our website and keep a lockout lookout on our social media platforms for new FREE courses

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

Leisure and pleasure courses are returning to college from week commencing 12th April.

For more information on any of the above please call 01733 761361 or email


Employability and Other Qualification courses.

Courses were moved to our on-line platform during lockdown and will remain a delivery option for those learners wishing to study remotely.

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

Classroom classes for Employability will return if demand for this is required. This will be monitored weekly.

Counselling courses will return to classroom sessions, with an option for some sessions, such as some Saturday sessions, to be delivered remotely through Teams.

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 will be conducted through OneFile and Microsoft Teams and, where possible and safe, assessors may visit your workplace. Drop-in workshops will be scheduled via your assessor and will continue to take place.  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 for face-to-face learning no sooner than the 12th April 2021.  Online delivery will continue for most learners.  To contact the Academy to find out more, please call FREEPHONE: 0800 3101130 or through the website: or email:


Study Programmes

From Monday the 8th of March, all Study Programme learners returned on site to College to the vocational timetable previously being followed from September to December and attending lessons in their vocational bubbles.

Social distancing, hand washing and sanitisation and remaining in 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


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.

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

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

  • Wear a facemask and socially-distance
  • 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

2 Responses to “Coronavirus – Covid-19 Update”

  1. Sue Burgess

    I have read the guidelines.


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