Derby College Group Covid 19 Update
The Prime Minister and Education Secretary have announced that all colleges will close for most students after Friday until further notice.
However, The Education Secretary has recognised the vital civic role that colleges can, and do, play with a request to help key workers to stay in work and support vulnerable students.
In light of this request all Derby College Group students will be encouraged and supported to work remotely except for those children of key workers and vulnerable young people who will be allowed access to the College’s four main campuses and use the online learning resources provided within a safe environment.
The College campuses that will be open are:
- Broomfield Hall
- Ilkeston Community College
- The Roundhouse (main site and not Hudson and Johnson Buildings)
- The Joseph Wright Centre
Campuses will be operating on reduced opening hours for these students – open at 10am and close at 4pm.
Students attending campuses will have access to teachers, welfare and support services. We will continually monitor access to our campuses and will post on our website any changes to these arrangements.
All other students and apprentices will be asked to end their attendance at College at the close of Thursday but there will be an opportunity to obtain work and guidance from their teachers and assessors before Friday 20 March.
Work placements and experience events will be postponed.
Apprentices' attendance in their workplaces will be determined by their employers.
Teachers and assessors will make arrangements to ensure students and apprentices have access to learning materials, whether they be online or in paper form.
Students and apprentices will continue to be supported during their online learning by all the support services, and if there are any questions, whether they be IT related, welfare, safeguarding or study support, in the first instance they should telephone 0800 028 0289 and their call will be appropriately directed. Regular updates will be posted on the Group’s website www.derby-college.ac.uk.