Studying during college closure
We strongly advise that all current Northampton College students (GCSE, vocational and technical) keep studying until the end of term (Friday, 19 June). Students are expected to work at home following their normal timetable through Moodle/Google Classroom, other web-based solutions or resources directly provided by their teachers. Teachers will remain in regular contact with students.
We urge students to understand that continuing to study at home during our closure places them in the best possible position to continue with their education when they return to college, or progress as planned to the next stage of your life.
To access online resources that may be able to help you during this time, please see our ‘Coronavirus – online resources’ page.
Continuing your learning as an apprentice
Throughout this period of enforced closure, we will be doing all we can to ensure apprentices have access to all the resources they need. College tutors will deliver remote classes through Moodle/Google Classroom or other web-based solutions during their usual college attendance days.
Assessors will communicate remotely to conduct reviews and continue assessing apprentices. Please refer to your employer/assessor for further guidance.
The College is in contact with the Department for Education and awarding bodies regarding formal exams, and will advise you if things change.
Planned college trips
We have decided to cancel all organised trips. Our duty of care to students, staff and guests is paramount and this precaution has been taken in the interest of protecting public health and preventing the spread of Coronavirus. We will let you know if the trip is rescheduled and will be in touch if you are due a refund.
Families in receipt of free school meals
The College have now posted three cheques to assist families that are entitled to free school meals with purchasing food. The amount has been increased in light of the current situation.
All universities and higher education providers have been told to stop making unconditional offers of places on higher education programmes until further notice, in order to enable Ofqual to complete this work and ensure that all applicants can be treated fairly and equally and make their decisions based on the best information. For more information, please click here to read more from the Office for Students: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/coronavirus/provider-guide-to-coronavirus/unconditional-offer-making/
We will update you with further information as soon as possible.
The library is currently closed. We will continue to support all students working from home.
Phone: 01604 734208 Mon - Fri (9am - 4pm)
Electronic resources will also be available on Moodle or via Library website: https://library.northamptoncollege.ac.uk. Students may borrow extra resources, if required.
Student support (mental health and wellbeing)
We know this a difficult time for everyone and the health and wellbeing of our students is extremely important to us. If students need someone to talk to, our Student Services team are just a phone call away and can support with any problems they may be facing. They’re available between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 01604 734049.
Further resources to assist with mental health and wellbeing can be found on our ‘Coronavirus – online resources’ page, and on our ‘Useful information’ page.
Keeping up-to-date with the College during closure
We will keep this page up-to-date as the ongoing situation with COVID-19 develops. We will also be in regular contact with current students, parents/carers and applicants primarily by email, so please keep an eye on your inbox, and ensure that we have the correct contact details for you. If you need to update your contact details, please click here.
Updates will also be posted regularly on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – for our social media handles, please see the ‘Useful information’ page.