Coronavirus

Updates on the Covid-19 pandemic

Contacting us during the closure period:

General enquiries:
hello@coventrycollege.ac.uk

Safeguarding Team:
safeguarding@coventrycollege.ac.uk

Coronavirus FAQs

We appreciate this is a testing time for our learners, parents/carers and staff, who will understandably have various questions, which is why we have compiled this Q&A page to keep everyone updated.

When we transition to our opening there will be a number of principles we’ll work by.

How will my studies be impacted by Coronavirus?

In line with current Government instructions we have closed the College to learners and students. Your teachers have developed and are continuing to develop contingencies that will enable you to carry on your studies at home, via Moodle and email, to try and cause minimal disruption. This is a fast-developing situation, so we are advising learners to keep calm and not worry about the impact on their studies at this stage.

My course finishes soon, what others courses can I progress on to at the College?

We have lots of options for you including the next level programme in your subject area, apprenticeships, Higher Education courses and even part time study options. Your tutor will be in touch about a progression tutorial shortly (if they haven’t already been), however please feel free to ask them about the opportunities available to you in the meantime.

What is going to happen to my exams? Will I be able to take them?

The Government have instructed that all exams in May and June are now cancelled. Also, any exams scheduled from Monday 23rd March are also cancelled as a result of the instruction for us to close all of our buildings on both campuses from this date. We are awaiting further clarification from the Secretary of State for Education as to what contingencies will be put in place regarding these cancellations. Please try to remain calm as the Prime Minister has stated “no student will be disadvantaged by this decision”.

You can view latest information from the government on exams here.

I normally receive free school meals, will any allowance be made for this?

Learners normally in receipt of free school meals will receive a daily £3 bank deposit to be spent on food they would usually buy at the College.

I’m doing an apprenticeship, how will I be affected?

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is taking steps to ensure that, wherever possible, apprentices can continue and complete their apprenticeship, despite any break they need to take as a result of COVID-19, and to support providers during this challenging time.

The Government has issued advice for apprentices which you can find here.

If you have any questions, please email employers@coventrycollege.ac.uk.

How will apprentices in my employment be impacted?

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is taking steps to ensure that, wherever possible, apprentices can continue and complete their apprenticeship, despite any break they need to take as a result of COVID-19, and to support providers during this challenging time.

The Government has issued advice for employers which you can find here.

If you have any questions, please email employers@coventrycollege.ac.uk.

Can I still apply to start college in September whilst the campuses are closed?

Of course! You can still apply via the website as normal.

You can find information on how to apply here, or you can use our Live Chat function – our team will be able to help you through the process of applying.

What will happen to my application while the College is closed?

You will be offered a conditional place on the course of your choice, as indicated by your application via our website. This offer will be conditional on you taking part in enrolment later in the year (normally August/September, before your programme begins).

Due to the current unprecedented circumstances, we will be considering entry qualification and requirements on an individual basis – please do not worry about your expected grades when applying to Coventry College. We are offering a place at the College to all applicants but will assess the levels and subject areas during the enrolment period.

What is happening regarding enrolments for September?

We are currently working on plans to conduct enrolment for September electronically. However, this is subject to decisions that will be made by Government in respect of the spread of the coronavirus and their anticipated return to work advice.

We will update this advice as soon as we are made aware of changing advice from Government or when we have devised an electronic enrolment.

Will you still be holding events on campus, such as the upcoming Open Event in June?

We have temporarily postponed all events apart from the usual timetable of study for our learners – this is to minimise the impact of the virus on both campuses. Our next Open Day is provisionally scheduled for Thursday 18 June, and we will keep people updated about the status of this event, along with other events, once we receive further guidance from the Government.

Are your facilities (Salon Fifty, Henley's Restaurant, The Fitness Centre) still open?

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community are our top priority. Following the latest Government guidance to restrict non-essential contact, we have taken the decision to close Henley’s Restaurant, Salon Fifty and The Fitness Centre until further notice.

Where can I keep updated with the official advice on Coronavirus?

The Government is updating its advice daily, which can be found here:

Further information regarding keeping safe can be obtained from the link below:

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

This page was last updated July 3, 2020 9:45 am