College Update 03/03/2021

To our Learners and service users,

New Directions College has remained operational throughout the national lockdown and many of our programmes have been delivered online. Now that the Government has released the National Roadmap out of local restrictions, we are working on our plans to restart socially distanced face to face delivery. We will start this from the 29th March at the Curious Lounge and Monday 19th April for our main centre in South Reading. Delivery for other community based venues such as Southcote Hub, Children’s centres and Libraries will be after this date, on a date to be confirmed.

We are working with Reading Borough Council and the Department for Education to ensure lateral flow and asymptomatic testing is available for our learners and staff. The Department for Education have confirmed that they will release further information on this shortly and that this should be available towards the end of March.

Until then, all delivery of courses will remain online. Existing learners should continue to access the Learning Platform and attend their lessons via Microsoft Teams. New learners will start learning online, and will probably transition to face to face delivery after the Easter break.

We will keep you updated on our progress and in the meantime, should you have any queries, you can contact your Tutor or the Curriculum Manager for your Course:

For general enquiries you should email:

For enquiries about our Leisure courses you should contact Karen Wick - 07929 789319 (

Please stay safe and well,


Andrea Wood


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