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Opening Update

Dear Students,

We have put many additional safety measures in place to make sure that our learners can join their learning programmes. This means that all of our courses starting in September have been adapted and will initially be delivered online and through distance learning.

Access to our main College site on Northumberland Avenue is currently restricted to assessments and appointments only. We ask all learners not to come to site unless you have a specific appointment. If you are invited to attend an appointment you will be asked to wear a facemask and comply with our safety measures at all times.

Up until October half term your learning will happen using digital learning platforms. A member of staff will be in contact with you to inform you about these platforms and will guide you through using them. This will mean that you will not attend a physical class but you will join one virtually, using Microsoft Teams on your phone or laptop.

You will be issued with a timetable so that you know when and how you should be logging in and attending your virtual classroom. In addition, over the next few weeks, you will have access to our New Learning Platform, where you will be able to review lesson plans, course materials, use forums and chat facilities, so that you can communicate with your Tutor and fellow learners. In time, you will be able to upload work and have it marked by your Tutor and receive feedback.

The first few weeks of your course will depend on strong communication with your Tutor. Please make sure that the College has your current contact details. An email address is essential and a phone number is also helpful.

If you do not have access to a smart phone or technology that will enable you to attend virtual classes and access the digital learning platform, please contact us as soon as possible. We will do all that we can to ensure you can have access to your learning programmes through our learning support package.

We understand this is a different way of learning for a lot of our learners. A member of staff will be in touch with you to run through everything.

If you have any queries or are unsure about anything, you should contact your Tutor or the Manager for your Course:

For general enquiries you should email:

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

We look forward to welcoming you back to your learning programme in the near future.


Andrea Wood


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