Important notice about our 2020-21 programme

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As the summer term comes to an end, we thank our staff for their efforts to move our learning online and for their dedication to ensure everyone is safe and well during this challenging time.

We extend our thanks to our learners for their continued commitment to learning and for adapting to a new way of participating in classes. Our recent celebration of achievement event highlighted how hard everyone has worked to achieve their goals this year.

We are looking forward to welcoming learners back to our sites in September when we re-open with new social distancing measures in place. There will be significant changes to the way our planned 2020-21 programme is delivered as we continue to follow government guidance to ensure the safety of our learners and staff.

What protective measures will be in place?

  • Information and support will be published online and provided on the phone or via Microsoft Teams.
  • Enrolments will take place over the phone.
  • Classroom-based teaching will be limited and consist of smaller groups of learners.
  • Some classes will take place online (via Microsoft Teams).
  • There will be staggered start times and other measures in place to ensure your safety.

What does online learning look like?

Once you enrol, you will have access to Office 365 at home and your class will take place on Microsoft Teams. You will be able to contact your tutor directly via Microsoft Teams or by email.

We have guides to help you get started online and an email address to contact if you have any problems.

I’m not very confident at using a computer, is there support available?

Some courses will still have ‘face to face’ learning sessions whilst you learn about online learning.

We will be inviting learners to take part in a free ‘face to face’ digital skills induction sessions with a tutor to learn how to get online, set up an email account and use Microsoft Teams.

All these sessions will be limited to small groups to ensure strict social distancing.

We will also provide access to online learning with support at our sites for those learners who do not have access to IT equipment or internet.

How do I enrol on a course?

Contact us on 020 8270 4722 to enrol. Information about our courses can be found on our website.

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