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.

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.

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.

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 attending an interview with the College when circumstances allow and that you meet the entry criteria for the course to which you applied.

Providing you meet the terms of the conditional offer, you can be assured of a place on the course of your choice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Staff Remote/Working from Home Toolkit

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

This page was last updated March 30, 2020 4:55 pm