Coronavirus update

Covid-19 safety for learners 19+

This page has been updated following the latest local government guidance on 27 April 2022.

Our welcoming, vibrant campuses are open to learners, including adult learners.

We continue to monitor government guidance during this time. Please keep checking our website to stay up to date.

Steps we are taking to keep you safe

We are working within the most up-to-date Government guidelines to ensure that we’re able to carry on providing our courses in the safest possible way. COVID-19 has meant having to adapt some of the ways in which we deliver our learning experience, but we want you to know that whatever happens, we will make sure you’re kept informed and updated and you understand what the implications will be for you and your course.


From Thursday 24 February, the Government advises that if you test positive you should stay at home for at least five full days and continue to follow the guidance until you receive two negative tests results, to avoid transmitting the virus to others.

All results, positive or negative, should be notified via the NHS. 

What to do if you are feeling unwell

Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days.

Enrolments/booking a course

We will be asking you to follow the instructions sent to you via email when you have booked your course. If you are not able to access emails or online information, please call 0800 612 6008 for help and advice.

Welcoming learners to our campuses

Our college campuses are friendly and well-equipped with their own character and features. They'll provide you with the right environment in which to learn, relax and make friends.

Control measures

Please help us control the spread of the Coronavirus by:

  • Ensuring you maintain good hand hygiene, using hand sanitiser and soap
  • Following the ‘Catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach to respiratory hygiene
  • Following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19 if you develop COVID-19 symptoms or have a positive test

Please continue to be mindful of others around you and their circumstances and to respect their need for social distancing.

We will keep classroom spaces well ventilated, in line with public health advice.

If you feel unwell and are experiencing any Covid symptoms, please book a Covid test via the NHS.

Cleaning and hygiene on college sites

We carry out regular sanitising and disinfecting of all our college sites on a regular basis. We also have an increased cleaning regime and ensure busier areas of the campus are cleaned more regularly.


If you are unable to attend your course due to COVID-19, you may be entitled to a refund. Please refer to the fees policy for more information. Please let us know at the earliest convenience of any issues.

Please do not come on site if you are showing any signs of COVID-19 or have recently come into contact with others known to have it.

Speak to someone in our Advice and Admissions team who will be able to support you over the phone or online.

Additional information and advice

If you are ready to book or want more information on course content, locations or fees, please contact our friendly Advice and Admissions on 0800 612 6008 or through our Contact us page.

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