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Announcement, News

College Reopening Info for Further Education Students

College reopening

 

Please note all plans are subject to any changes the Government might make around social distancing, travelling and education provision.
 

We have considered very carefully our strategy in reopening the College in light of Government guidance. The safety of all our College community has been at the forefront of our work in managing closure, lockdown and now return. It is with this in mind that we are taking a very cautious, staged approach.
 

Our focus for the rest of the summer term will continue to be on developing and delivering remote learning, with an additional emphasis on providing one-to-one or small group support.
 

There will also be the potential from the 1st July for curriculum areas who need to do practical work to invite in students, obviously with social distancing measures in place. Where we have students who are struggling to access remote learning, or need specific support, we will also provide the opportunity for some of them to attend.
 

Please look at the guidance below so that you can identify which parts are relevant to you.
 

1) If you are at the end of your first year and will be returning in September

Please continue to check your emails over the coming weeks as you may be invited to re-enrol for September by using our online, virtual enrolment process. You may also be contacted by your tutor to discuss your options.
 

2) If you are at the end of your course and are not returning

Please liaise with your tutor or course leader about the most appropriate time to return any college owned items or collect any portfolio work or personal belongings. You will not be allowed to access college without prior permission and consent by the college.
 
3) If you are at the end of your course and want to go onto a new course in September
 

You need to ensure that you have applied online via the college website for the course you wish to begin in September. You can email us on info@bathcollege.ac.uk or contact us on our live web chat service on our website if you have any questions regarding this. Once you have applied, you will be advised of your next steps. If you want to explore various options, why not register for our virtual open day on the 30th June where you can explore everything we have to offer and get some more advice.
 

4) If you are at the end of your course but still need to do some assessments before you finish

You may be invited to come into College after July 1st so please look out for some communication from your Tutor or Lecturer.
 

5) If you are an applicant to the College and will be starting in September.
 

Please continue to check your emails as we will be touch as soon as possible with important information about how you can safely enroll at Bath College for your start in September.
 

Further information

Students who will be invited to return to College for some classes

  • Only a very limited number of students will be asked to attend College. If you are not contacted directly by someone from the College, you should not attend.
  • You will be told when to come in and you need to stick to those times for everyone’s safety.
  • You should only come into College after being invited if you are able to get here safely – your tutor will talk to you about this.
  • If you are under 18 we will ask your parent/carer to confirm they agree for you to come in.We recognise that not all students may wish to return at the current time and that some may not be able to due to health conditions or for the protection of family members. Attendance at College will therefore not be mandatory, and students will continue to be able to access learning remotely. Students will not be penalised if they are not able to attend classes.
     

    Travel

  • Government guidance is currently to avoid the use of public transport where possible. We recognise that some of you will be reliant on public transport to get to College and before agreeing to come in you should talk to your family and Lecturer/Tutor about this.
  • We recommend, if possible, that you ask someone in your own household to give you a lift to College
  • The College bus service will be operating but on a revised and limited service.
  • We have been working with the bus company to devise a timetable based around the revised College days and the demand on routes from students.
  • The maximum number of students able to travel on an individual bus will be reduced significantly so that all passengers are able to practice appropriate social distancing.
  • We must know if advance if you are planning to use the service so that we can plan routes. We will shortly be sending out a questionnaire regarding travel to groups that we will be inviting to return by email. Please ensure you return this questionnaire.
  • No passes will be issued. Passage will be on a pay-as-you-go basis and we will send you details of this if you are invited in.
  • If you are in receipt of a travel bursary will continue to receive this if you are asked to come into College.
     

    College Facilities

    Not all College facilities will be available when we reopen, please see below:
     

    Facilities open:

    • LRC – limited spaces
    • Student Welfare
    • Student Services
    • IT services
    • First-Aid

     

    Facilities which will not be open:

    • Cafes: You must bring your own food and drink to College unless you are entitled to free College meals.
    • Sanctuary, although alternative provision will be available.

     

    5) Other changes and restrictions

    There will a number of other changes put in place to ensure the safety of member of both the College and the wider community and to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. You will be expected to adhere to an additional Code of Conduct when you are at College.
     

    COVID code of conduct

    In the interests of public health and in order to keep all members of the College community safe, we have developed a COVID code of conduct for students which will remain in place until the requirement for social distancing is removed. Students will not be allowed to return to College unless they have verified that they have read and agreed to this code of conduct. If this is broken in any way, the student will be immediately asked to leave the College campus and disciplinary action will be taken. The code of conduct is here: Code of Conduct COVID19
     

  • Apprenticeships, News

    COVID 19 – Apprentice and Employer FAQs

     

    Bath College is committed to supporting our apprentices and employers to progress with their programmes during the COVID-19 outbreak.
     
    We are continuously investigating new and exciting way to ensure that apprentices are provided with a high quality learning experience during these challenging times.
     
    This resource has been designed to support our apprentices and employers by providing detailed information on a range of circumstances which you may be facing related to your apprenticeship programme.
     
    If you cannot find your answers here please send your questions to your assessor who will pass it on to our Apprenticeship team who will ensure that you query is answered
     

    Bath College approach to supporting Apprentices during COVID-19

     
    The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is implementing new measures, for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, to make it easier for apprenticeships to continue and complete in a different way. This is designed, where possible to prevent a break in learning and avoid an apprenticeship programme needing to be resumed at a later date. This will allow apprentices to continue with their learning and complete as planned.
     
    The Bath College approach to learning and assessment in the current situation is:
    • Delivering training to apprentices remotely and via e-learning as far as is practicable
    • Using remote end-point assessment arrangements wherever practicable and possible
    • Ensuring that apprentices ready for assessment, but who cannot be assessed due to COVID-19 issues, can have their end-point assessment rescheduled.
    • Providing extensions to the assessment timeframe if Gateway needs to be delayed
    • Confirming that, where apprentices are made redundant, it is our ambition to find them alternative employment and continue their apprenticeship as quickly as possible and within 12 weeks
     
    Please note we may update these details from time to time as we continue to be informed by the ESFA.
     

    Frequently asked questions and further information

     
    These questions and answers will be updated regularly in line with advice from central government, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE).
     
    For queries not covered by this guidance, please contact apprenticeships@bathcollege.ac.uk to speak with one of the Bath College Apprenticeships team or contact the National Apprenticeship Service helpline who can be contacted by telephone on 0800 150 600 or email helpdesk@manage-apprenticeships.service.gov.uk.
     
    This section covers anything that affects how learning will be conducted and learning activity that will be carried out.
     

    Changes to learning and employment

     
    1. If I need to self-isolate, what will happen to my apprenticeship?
    If you need to self-isolate, please talk to your employer and assessor about the best way to continue with your apprenticeship.
     
    Options include:

    • an increase in online learning
    • a short pause of less than 4 weeks in your apprenticeship while you are in self- isolation. This will not affect the planned end-date of your apprenticeship
    • re-scheduling a planned end point assessment activity for a later date.
     
    The appropriate steps will be agreed based on you and your employer/training provider’s situation.
     
    2. I need to take care of myself/a family member. Can I continue my apprenticeship learning at home?
     
    Yes, this will be possible using online learning and telephone/video conferencing support. Please contact your assessor for further information.
     
    3. My employer is enforcing a work from home policy and my classroom provision has been withdrawn. What are my options?
     
    • Bath College will provide digital or distance learning solutions in most cases.
    • In unique cases, agreed with the college, you can take a short pause if it is likely your apprenticeship can resume in less than 4 weeks, and you will still be able to complete your apprenticeship by the planned end-date.
     
    Please talk to your assessor to agree the right approach for you.
     
    4. My employer is asking me to take a period of unpaid leave/furlough, what happens to my apprenticeship during that time?
     
    Where you are no longer able to work, but have not been made redundant, you can continue with your apprenticeship and resume practical work when you return to work. Please get in touch with your assessor who will ensure that remote learning is in place. Once you are back at work, you can resume the practical elements of your apprenticeship.
     
    You should refer any queries around terms and conditions, including wages, to your employer in the first instance. We would also ask employers to consider using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme before making apprentices redundant.
     
    The ACAS website may also be a good source of information.
     
    5. What happens to the apprentice during a period of unpaid leave in terms of monies. Do they have access to Universal Credit?
     
    Universal Credit may be available for both workers and the unemployed alike, as long as they meet the other conditions of entitlement (including that the applicant and their partner have savings of under £16,000 between them). Apprentices may be entitled to access Universal Credit during a period of unpaid leave. They may also have access to Universal Credit even if they were working and being paid. Being laid off or on a lesser number of hours could increase the rate of Universal Credit entitlement.
     
    Apprentices on unpaid leave may also be eligible for other benefits.
     
    Through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month.
     
    6. How do I record progress towards my apprenticeship while I am subject to different working conditions like working from home?
     
    You will already be recording your off-the-job training activity using an approach agreed with your assessor. Please continue to use this in the coming weeks. If your work circumstances change because of COVID-19, so that the minimum 20% off the job cannot be met in the workplace, you will need to liaise with your employer and assessor to agree other relevant distance learning that can be completed during normal working hours, that compliments your apprenticeship programme.
     
    7. My employer is laying me off/making me redundant. What happens to my apprenticeship?
     
    Please speak to your assessor who will report the situation to our Apprenticeships Manager. If you are made redundant, your apprenticeship training will still be able to continue. Your assessor will still be able to offer training, based on your circumstances, in the short term. The college will support you in finding a new employer as quickly as possible and within 12 weeks. All attempts will be made by the college to work with your current employer to look at all options to avoid any redundancy situation.
     
    We would urge all employers to consider using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month.
     
    8. If I can’t work/attend training, will I still be paid?
     
    An apprenticeship is a job with training, so even when you are not able to do your training, you are still employed. You will be paid in line with the details in your employment contract.
     
    Where you are unable to work, we suggest speaking to your employer about their polices on pay. The government is providing a range of support to employers to help them retain and pay the wages of employees (including apprentices) during the coming months.
     
    9. Due to business continuity measures all staff are required to be available at their usual place of work. How can apprentices continue their learning?
     
    If apprentices are unable to attend their scheduled learning events, there are several options available to you:
    • Bath College will be providing apprentices with high quality digital or distance learning opportunities to continue with their training. This will continue to go towards their off the job hours and improve their overall skills. The apprentice will need to be provided with time to complete this work during their normal working week.
    • they could be offered additional on-site mentor support and shadowing
    • they could take a short pause in their learning of less than four weeks while still completing by their planned end-date
    Please speak with your assessor to plan the best approach for your circumstances.
     
    10. I am having to move staff into different and/or business critical roles that aren’t related to their apprenticeship. What happens to their apprenticeship?

     
    It is our goal that apprentices can promptly resume their apprenticeship and continue to successful completion of end-point assessment. In these cases, the apprentice can continue to works towards their apprenticeship programme and distance learning will be provided to continue to deliver all knowledge and theory elements of the current programme. This will need to be monitored closely by their assessor so please keep in contact with them during this time.
     
    If that move becomes permanent, you should look to see which alternative apprenticeship your apprentice can transfer to.
     
    Please speak with your assessor if this situation is affecting you.
     
    11. What do I do if I think an apprentice is not well enough to work (especially in a health setting)?
     
    Employers should follow the government’s guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19).
     
    12. I am a non-levy paying employer recruiting for/having apprentices due to start. Can I still go ahead?
     
    Yes. Please take guidance from the college as you would for an apprenticeship start in any other circumstances. We will need to enrol your apprentices remotely via skype/phone but a full information, advice and guidance session will still take place ensuring a successful and well planned start for your apprentices.
     
    13. What happens to my funding reservation as a non-levy employer, if my apprentice can’t start?
     
    Reservations will expire if they are not turned into a commitment within 3 months of the apprenticeship start date, detailed in the reservation. Where a commitment is needed, and a previous reservation has expired, a new reservation must first be made.
     
    14. Should employers use the ‘Stop’ or ‘Pause’ apprentice facility in the apprenticeship service?
     
    In circumstances related to COVID-19, employers should use the ‘Pause’ function in the service once they have consulted and agreed this with the college. Employers must only use the ‘Stop’ function when they are certain that training will not resume at any point. Using ‘Pause’ will stop payments temporarily and allow the employer and apprentice to resume the apprenticeship at a later date. We are reviewing options to simplify the process of re-starting apprentices on the service, including to facilitate a transfer to a different apprenticeship or employer in due course.
     
    Levy employers should contact your dedicated account manager for further details apprenticeship.
     

    Changes to assessment

     
    This section covers all questions related to completion of the apprenticeship.
    15. I am on a fixed-term contract, which would ordinarily have given enough time to complete the training and the end-point assessment. If the training is delayed, and I have not completed my EPA before I leave employment, can I do the end-point assessment afterwards?
     
    You should be employed when you are taking your end-point assessment so, where a where a programme has been delayed, and the planned end-date for your apprenticeship will be hindered, please speak to your employer and assessor to arrange how best to facilitate the EPA.
     
    16. What will happen if I am not well enough to take my end-point assessment?
     
    If you are unwell, or in a period of self-isolation, and unable to attend your end-point assessment, please contact your assessor as soon as you are able, to allow them maximum time to re-schedule your assessment.
     
    17. Gateways are being delayed and we cannot complete the end-point assessment in the required time frame. Can we extend the EPA timeframe due to the current disruption?
     
    Apprentices who are deemed ready for assessment, and cannot be assessed due to assessor illness, or Covid-19 related measures, are allowed to take a break before taking their EPA, and for the EPA to be rescheduled.
     
    If the EPA timeframe needs to be extended beyond what is allowed in the assessment plan (where specified), EPAOs are responsible for agreeing extensions to EPA timeframes during the current disruption. EPAOs should work closely with EQAPs to ensure quality of EPA is maintained.
     
    18. Where the end-point assessment plan states that assessment must be conducted face-to-face, but cannot be under the current circumstances, can we conduct these remotely?
     
    Where an assessment method requires face to face engagement, this can be conducted remotely, subject to the following conditions:
     
    • arrangements are cleared in advance by the EQA provider
    • the apprentice’s identity is verified
    • remote tests are supervised by an appropriately trained invigilator or assessor:
    o who has the necessary qualifications, training or experience
    o who has not been involved in the training, preparation or line management of the apprentice
    • appropriate technology and systems are in place
    • the impact that remote assessment may have on apprentices is to be taken into consideration, to ensure a fair and reliable assessment of occupational competence
    • where alternatives are not appropriate, a pause and rescheduling might be the only action. An extension of 12 weeks is allowable for those Endpoint Assessment Plans (EPA) where a time limit is specified from gateway to EPA. It is to be logged on and shared with EQAPs on a timely basis.
     
    19. How will invigilation of assessments be conducted remotely?
     
    Remote tests should be supervised by an appropriately trained invigilator, or assessor who has the necessary qualifications, training or experience, and who has not been involved in the training, preparation or line management of the apprentice.
     
    Tests must only be carried out within a supervised and controlled environment. EPAOs must ensure all testing meets security requirements, and that the details of invigilators are recorded and available for confirmation by EQAPs.
     
    20. If the current situation continues for a long period of time, would you consider awarding the apprenticeship without the end-point assessment?
     
    Unlike some other exams, the Government would not consider this to be appropriate at the current time.
     
    21. Can the timeframe for completion be extended if the completion of EQA activity cannot take place?
     
    EQA activity should be delivered remotely and continue within current guidelines. EQAPs should reschedule audits where this is appropriate.
     
    22. We can deliver part of the end-point assessment, but some sections require direct observation. How do we deal with these components?
     
    These elements of the EPA will need to be rescheduled if they cannot be undertaken remotely. If the EPA timeframe needs to be extended beyond what is allowed in the assessment plan, the EPAO should seek agreement from the EQAP. Where a specified assessment method for a specific standard might be adjusted, without threatening safety, and in a manner in which it meets the original intent, EPAOs should discuss this option with their EQAP, who may refer it to the Institute for authority.
     
    The substitution of assessment methods is not considered appropriate at this time.
     
    With the prior authority of their EQAP, assessments may be conducted in an appropriate simulated environment, such as a training facility.
     

    Additional Information

     
    There may be instances relating to some of the circumstances above where a break in learning may need to be considered. If you believe this to be the case, please discuss this with your assessor. This query will be passed on to the Apprenticeship Manager at Bath College for further investigation.
     
    Other Useful Links
    COVID-19: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses can be found using the link below
    www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19
     
    Detailed advice from ACAS for employers and employees related to COVID-19 is available here:
    www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus
     

    News

    Applying to Bath College for 2020? What to expect and what we are doing FAQ’s

     

    Updated 14th May 2020 12.26pm

     

    Given the current situation with COVID-19 nationally, we are conducting our interview and applications process slightly differently this year to ensure that you are fully supported and clear of what is expected of you. We have compiled a list of FAQ’s you might have about applications, and will be adding to it as more questions come in so please check back here if you have any questions.

     

    If you have a question that’s not detailed on here, or want some general information please contact admissions by emailing AdmissionsFT@bathcollege.ac.uk
     
    Following new Government guidance, we are currently evaluating next steps for re-opening the College. Our planning is underpinned by the principle that the safety of our students and staff is paramount and we will ensure all health, safety and security measures are in place, following all official guidance before returning.
     

    If you are a full-time applicant with a place at College for 2020/21, please be assured that you will still be able to start your student life in September and we will be in touch very soon to explain what that will look like.

     

    If you are a returning student, we will also advise you very soon about the next steps.
     
    If you are an apprentice or adult learner, we will be in touch to advise you about employers and individual courses over the next few weeks.
     

    Whatever the next few months brings, we are here to support you. If you have any concerns please email closure@bathcollege.ac.uk
     
    The College has now reverted to online teaching and remote learning due to the Covid 19 outbreak and our staff and indeed students are working incredibly hard to support one another complete their qualifications. We are seeing some amazing results. Our team is also working hard to support new applicants.

    We understand that now is a challenging and unsettling time for students. We are monitoring the national situation and government guidance very closely. Rest assured, this page will be updated regularly in line with any changes of policy or guidance.

     


     

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

     

    If I apply what will happen to my application next?

    Great news, we can’t wait to hear from you. We know there is a little uncertainty about exams at the moment so we want to make your transition to Bath College as simple as possible. Therefore if your current predicted grades meet the entry criteria for the course you are applying for, you will be guaranteed a conditional offer at our college. As part of the condition there are a couple of courses (Music and Performing Arts) which will expect you to complete an online task of two, but you will be advised of that in your offer. Welcome on board.

     

    I have a conditional offer already and it is based on achieving certain GCSE results. What happens now?

    Your original conditions for your course would have been based on you achieving certain grades in your exams. Given the uncertainty around exams currently, we are writing to each of you individually to let you know that we will use your predicted grades now instead. Welcome on board. Your offer with us is safe and we don’t want you to worry. Make sure you accept your place so we can get excited about meeting you again.

     

    With GCSE and A Level exams being cancelled, how will grades be calculated?

    Following the cancellation of examinations for GCSE and A levels during the national Covid 19 epidemic, we have been awaiting advice as to how awarding bodies would enable grades to be calculated for learners. In the case of A levels and GCSE’s for the following awarding bodies AQA, OCR, Pearson, WJEC Eduqas, ASDAN and City & Guilds the advice is as follows;

     

    Teachers will be asked to make a fair judgement of what they believe their students would have achieved should they have undertaken the exam. To form this judgement, they will be asked to take into account all ways in which their students will have demonstrated their learning and will be also use understanding of their student’s knowledge obtained through homework tasks, class performance, coursework and mock exams. Schools and colleges are awaiting further advice on how these grades should be allocated to ensure parity and fairness. For students working on functional skills, technical and vocational programmes, we are awaiting further clarification by the relevant awarding bodies on how grades will be allocated.

     

    Please click HERE for current guidance provided by ofqual for further information.

     

    Do you know when college will return to normal?

    The answer is no, not at the moment. The national situation is very fluid. However, we are monitoring the government guidance very closely and will provide any updates as soon as we know of any.

     

    Are you still accepting applications for September 2020?

    Yes, we are still welcoming applications on all of our courses and you will be offered a conditional place at college based on your predicted grades.

     

    Will the September 2020 intake be postponed?

    Bath College is closely monitoring the situation and students will be updated if the Government proposes to enact any decisions that could affect start dates. This is a complex and evolving situation so please bear with us.

     

    Will the college be asking learners and staff to work remotely next academic year?

    The College has now moved to online and remote learning teaching for the rest of the academic year. There is no update currently as to whether this will be required in September 2020.

     

    Is it worth me applying late with many things being on hold around the country?

    We are actively accepting applications now and we encourage you to make an application. You will receive a prompt response and offer based on your predicted grades. Making an application now will be a really positive move for your future.

     

    How will students be assessed for their final grades?

    We are awaiting final guidance from OFQUAL and the awarding bodies about the agreed process and will provide updates and soon as we receive them.

     
     

    News

    Covid-19 College Updates

    **Updated 16.47 17th June** Fully accessible link here
     
     
    Bath College campuses are closed to all but a small selection of learners until further notice following the Government’s announcement regarding the Coronavirus. Tutors and teaching staff will keep in touch with students during the closure to aid learning from home.
     
    Bath College’s Safe Space for vulnerable learners is open and students have been contacted individually with invitations.
     
    Staff are all working remotely at this time, so are contactable via email, but may take slightly longer to respond than normal as they are teaching online.
     
    We know that many young people are anxious, so we want to reassure you that our full-time courses will be safely starting and we will explain what this will look like practically in due course and are following government guidelines carefully. Please click here for updates on the reopening of College for Further Education Students (post-16 provision). If you would like some tasks relating to your course to start ahead of September, email admissionsFT@bathcollege.ac.uk and read more here.
     
    Please check the website, social media and your emails regularly for updates.

     

    All students and parents have been emailed. If you have any queries please contact the College on closure@bathcollege.ac.uk. You can also read the letter sent to parents/guardians here.
     

    Laurel Penrose, Principal & Chief Executive

     
     

     
    FURTHER INFORMATION
     
    Click here for Department of Education Guidance: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers
     
    Click here for Ofqual’s guidance on exams and awarded assessments.
     

    Click here for B&NES information on applying for welfare support.
     
    Click here for Parent/Carer FAQs
     
    Click here for a list by B&NES of useful links about support for council tax, food banks, housing, debt and grants.
     
    Emails are being sent to students and parents/carers that students have consented to be informed. If you did not receive it, you may wish to change your email address the College holds for you on ProPortal.
     

    ‘Closed’ does not mean you don’t need to study
    Neither of our campuses will be open for normal lessons. This means that during the next few months, you will be having online or remote learning that you’ll need to do at home. Our lecturers and managers have been planning for this over the last few weeks and have done a great job in setting up arrangements for this to happen. The way it will work will be slightly different depending on which course you are doing but all College staff are committed to ensuring you are successful in your course this year.
     
    Tutorials
    You will still be supported by a Primary Tutor during this period. This Tutor may not be your regular Primary Tutor but they will be a lecturer you already know. All Primary Tutors have been planning how this will happen and will ensure that you get all the support you need to progress on your course. They will be ringing you every day and will share tutorial schedules with you at the start of the week. (When they ring you, their number is likely to who as ‘withheld’.
     
    English and Maths
    If you are studying towards English and/or Maths GCSE or Functional Skills, you will have no doubt heard that many exams have been cancelled this year. Grades are still likely to be awarded though and so it is going to become even more important that you take part in the work that your English or Maths teachers are going to be giving to you as those grades might be given based on what progress you have made in class (and now at home). Your teachers will explain more.
     
    Welfare and Safeguarding
    Our Welfare and Safeguarding Staff are still around to support you and so if you have a problem or if you have been talking to one of the team up to now, you will be able to do so, just not in person. They will be available during normal College hours on the numbers below.
     
    07815 491988
    07966 980534
     
    Accessing IT at home
    Please contact your lecturer or Primary Tutor if you know that you will not be able to access IT from home.
    You’ll get another email today or tomorrow from me with some FAQs and advice on working at home but in the meantime please email closure@bathcollege.ac.uk if you have any specific questions.
     
    Apprentices and Employers
    Please read our full Q&A here.
     
     

    News

    Coronavirus Advice for Places of Education

    Updated 17th March 6.40pm
     
     
    While we have no confirmed cases of Coronavirus, the College has taken the difficult decision to suspend face-to-face teaching for the rest of this week, starting on Wednesday 18th March. We will be closely monitoring the national and local situation over the next few days and will evaluate our position before the end of Friday 20th March. We expect students to be back at College in the week commencing Monday 23rd March unless we inform you otherwise.

     

    If you have a vital examination in the next few days, we will be in touch via email to give you more details. All students and parents have been emailed. If you have any queries please contact the College on closure@bathcollege.ac.uk.
     

    Laurel Penrose, Principal & Chief Executive

     

     
    This guidance will be reviewed daily by 4pm until further notice.
     
    If you are a parent of a Bath College student and have not received updates from the College on the Coronavirus situation, please contact Jordan Wilkins on Jordan.Wilkins@bathcollege.ac.uk stating your son/daughter’s name, date of birth and the email address you would like the updates to come to.

     
     

     

    Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

     

    A helpline has been set up to answer questions about COVID-19. Staff, Parents and Young People can contact the helpline as follows:

     

    Phone: 0800 046 8687

    Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

    Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

     

    Where to find the latest information

     

    You can find regular updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) HERE

     

    You can find the Government Advice for Educational setting HERE

     

     

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