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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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This is a one year course is for those needing to spend time working on the skills needed to successfully learn within a college environment. This course will support independence and skill development whilst also introducing students to vocational areas to support further progression into the college.

What do I need to join?

There are no formal qualifications needed to join the course however a keen interest in progressing in to further education is essential.

How will I learn?

You will be assessed through observation of practical assessments, assignments and examinations. Experienced tutors will closely monitor and guide you through assessments scaffolding you to become more independent with your assessed work over time. You will have personal, one-to-one tutorials to review your progress regularly.

Maths & English

If you do not have a grade 3 or above in GCSE maths and English you wills study these alongside the course, some students will undertake functional skills instead.

What can I do next?

Progression opportunities could include entry on to a selection of level 2 courses within the wider college.

Additional Information

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of a vocational area whilst also working on skills related to successful study within a college environment. Units can include: - Being Organized - Planning for progression - Positive actions to promote the environment - Working with others - Introduction to science Units offer changes dependent on learner cohort needs.

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course information last updated: Tuesday 23rd April 2024 @ 8.02am (19 hours ago)

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The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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