Closure period resources

Resources for learners and parents/carers during closure

Contacting us during the closure period:

General enquiries:
hello@coventrycollege.ac.uk

Safeguarding Team:
safeguarding@coventrycollege.ac.uk

Resources for current learners


While you are not able to physically attend college, please continue to work towards your future goals.  You will have learning to do online from your course tutors, and this is still important as it will be used to determine your successful completion of qualifications.

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you study at home, think about your future, keep your mind active and look after your wellbeing.

Please note, Safeguarding resources can be found near the bottom of this page.

Guidance on Summer 2020 grades from the Department for Education (6th April 2020)
Read the guidance by clicking the link above – the College will be in touch directly with learners to set out the process for awarding grades/qualifications shortly

Information on Free School Meals
Learners in receipt of free school meals will be receiving a daily £3 bank deposit to be spent on food they would usually buy in College.

Moodle
Coventry College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and the place to find content and resources for the course you are enrolled on at the College.

eBooks Platform
Access our eBooks platform via Moodle: navigate to the “Digital Learning Resources” page where you will find access to around 500 eBooks.

Free skills and careers booklet from Youth Employment UK
A booklet containing tips and activities to boost your skills, knowledge and confidence whatever stage of education, employment or training you are at. It may be particularly useful to learners who are soon moving on to their next step.

Thrive at Home free course
A course from Future Learn and Coventry University to help you find practical ways of coping whilst at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ten top study tips for online learners
Tips to help you get the most out of learning and studying remotely.

BrainPOP
FREE learning across a range of topics and subjects.

BBC Bitesize
Resources to help you learn and revise, as well as offer support in other areas of life.

The Skills Toolkit
A new online learning platform from the Department for Education – access free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up your skills and boost your job prospects. All courses are online and flexible, so you can work through them at your own pace.

Handwashing advice
The latest guidance on hand washing – the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves from Coronavirus.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing  |  Coronavirus and your wellbeing – for young people
Advice from the mental health charity Mind to help you through this time.

Young Minds
Advice from the UK’s leading charity for young people’s mental health.

Every Mind Matters
Expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Samaritans
A charity that provides confidential emotional support to people who are facing feelings of separation or despair or even suicide.
Contact them on freephone number 116 123 or via email at jo@samaritans.org

Supporting People with Learning Difficulties
An easy read guide from Public Health England to help people with learning difficulties understand what is happening during the COVID19 outbreak.

Children & Young Person Advice Helpline
A 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline:
Between 8am-8pm call 024 7664 1799  |  Between 8pm-8am call 024 7693 8000

Child Bereavement UK
Materials, resources and a helpline for supporting young people up to the age of 25.

Cruse Bereavement Care
Resources and support suitable for young people as well as adults.

1-2-1 Counsellor Chat
A link to a 1-2-1 Counsellor Chat on the Childline website.

Gaming safely online
A guide to gaming safely from Childline.

 

Click here for more health and wellness resources.

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Resources for parents and carers


We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you support your young learner(s) whilst they are studying at home, as well as information on caring for your wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please note, Safeguarding resources can be found below.

Guidance on Summer 2020 grades from the Department for Education (6th April 2020)
Read the guidance by clicking the link above – the College will be in touch directly with learners to set out the process for awarding grades/qualifications shortly

Update to parents and carers – continued support for learners (30th March 2020)
An update from our Principal & Deputy CEO and CEO, about the continued support offered to learners during these unprecedented times

Letter to parents and carers – Coronavirus
A letter from our Principal & Deputy CEO and CEO, updating parents and carers on the actions being taken by the College in response to Coronavirus and the closure period.

Information on Free School Meals
Learners in receipt of free school meals will be receiving a daily £3 bank deposit to be spent on food they would usually buy in College.

Me Power Academy
FREE resources for parents to help their children and teenagers succeed and thrive.

Educate Magazine
Educate, the magazine for schools, parents and pupils, have published several blogs posts to support parents during school closures.

Handwashing advice
The latest guidance on hand washing – the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves from Coronavirus.

Young Minds
Tips from the charity Young Minds about how to talk to your child about Coronavirus.

Staying mentally healthy while working in self-isolation
Guide from Unmind to nurturing your wellbeing whilst staying at home – may also be useful to learners studying from home. 

Every Mind Matters
Expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Supporting People with Learning Difficulties
An easy read guide from Public Health England to help people with learning difficulties understand what is happening during the COVID19 outbreak.

Keeping yourself safe
Government guidance for everyone on how to keep yourself safe during the COVID19 outbreak.

Mutual AID UK
A central place for people to find help from their local community groups – search by postcode or town to find local groups that have been set up to support vulnerable groups or people who are having to self-isolate.

Samaritans
A charity that provides confidential emotional support to people who are facing feelings of separation or despair or even suicide.
Contact them on freephone number 116 123 or via email at jo@samaritans.org

Child Bereavement UK
Materials, resources and a helpline for supporting young people up to the age of 25.

Cruse Bereavement Care
Resources and support suitable for young people as well as adults.

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online
Advice from the Government about keeping children safe online – full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings.

Gaming: What parents need to know
A guide to gaming for parents and carers from Thinkuknow.

Net-Aware
Your guide to social networks, apps and games from the NSPCC and O2.

Safeguarding from harmful influences online
Information from PREVENT around digital safety during Covid-19.

Family Fund
A family fund launched by the government to support you in looking after your child.

Click here for more health and wellness resources.

Safeguarding resources


Community support and Operation Shield Support Service
Information from Coventry City Council about support services available.

Coventry Information Directory
Directory of advice and support agencies across Coventry.

Mutual AID UK
A central place for people to find help from their local community groups – search by postcode or town to find local groups that have been set up to support vulnerable groups or people who are having to self-isolate.

Supporting People with Learning Difficulties
An easy read guide from Public Health England to help people with learning difficulties understand what is happening during the COVID19 outbreak.

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online
Advice from the Government about keeping children safe online – full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings.

Children & Young Person Advice Helpline
A 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline:
Between 8am-8pm call 024 7664 1799  |  Between 8pm-8am call 024 7693 8000

Safetotalk helpline: 0800 111 4998
Coventry City Council’s domestic abuse website

Coventry Haven:  02476 444 077  |  info@coventryhaven.co.uk  |  Live chat
Offering safety and empowerment for women and children who are subjected to domestic violence and abuse

Coventry Housing Options: 02476 834 025
Coventry City Council’s homefinder

Adult Social Care: 024 7683 3003
Coventry City Council’s adult social care service

Children’s Social Care: 024 7678 8555 (Out of hours: 024 7683 2222)
Coventry’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Report domestic abuse via the West Midlands Police website
It’s easy to use and could be safer than calling

Concerns about children and domestic abuse
Information from West Midlands Police

NSPCC
Adults concerned about a child: 0808 800 5000  |  Help for children and young people: 0800 1111

Full list of regional charities who can help
Information from West Midlands Police

If someone is in immediate danger and their life is threatened, they should dial 999 and we will get officers to them as soon as possible.
If they cannot talk they can make a silent 999 call by typing 55 after the call is answered.

This page is regularly being updated, please check back for the latest guidance.

This page was last updated May 26, 2020 10:34 am