As the College offers a wide range of study options, from full-time to Higher Education, the current arrangements may differ, depending on the category/categories you fall under. Our current arrangements for each category are below.

College closure

Following advice from the Government, we can confirm that all three of our campuses are now closed until further notice for all students except those categorised as a vulnerable group. For more information, please see ‘Studying during college closure’ on our ‘Information for current students’ page.

We will be monitoring the latest advice from Government and Public Health England and if the situation changes, we will alert all staff, students and parents at the earliest opportunity.

Students categorised as a vulnerable group

All students who are categorised as a vulnerable group have now been contacted to discuss arrangements for coming into college.

Students with underlying health conditions

As the College is now closed to all students, there are no longer extra precautionary measures in place for students with underlying health conditions. However, the College continues to support these students as much as possible, based on any specific advice they have received from medical professionals, as well as general public health guidance.


All external visits, including workplace assessments, have been cancelled, and formal exams, including functional skills, will cease. For more information, please see ‘Continuing your learning as an apprentice’ in our ‘Information for current students’ section’.

Work Experience/Industrial Placements

All work experience is being postponed until further notice, therefore please do not attend your placement for the time being.

Students on industrial placements should not attend unless your placement is your own part-time job or you wish to support with essential work and your employer is happy for you to do so. (i.e. Health & Social Care placements).

Arrangements in the event of the college re-opening

At present, there is no indication from the government as to when schools and colleges may re-open to all students. We will keep you updated if this changes.


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