Following updates on the latest position in the UK regarding Coronavirus cases, we feel it is helpful to share more information on actions we are taking, and to share some further information with our students.

As an educational setting we have received some guidance from Public Health, and we are also continuing to monitor the latest position. I can confirm at this time that we have had no confirmed cases, and we have no foreign trips planned to any areas which have been identified as an at risk area. We are following all of the advice we have received.

We have shared a poster of guidance from Public Health England regarding strategies to prevent any possible spread of the virus on our student intranet and also in a poster form around the college campuses.

We have stepped up our cleaning of items which are touched frequently to help mitigate any spreading of this or any other viruses.

We realise that some of you have returned from holidays abroad over half term. If you have returned from a country outside of the UK we ask you to check the Public Health England advice available at this link

In addition to the Government advice, we are asking if you have returned in the last 14 days from any of the known affected areas, the most up to date list of countries (including northern Italy) can be found via the to report to Student Services team on 01473 382738

If it is established that you do require a period of isolation which can happen,, whether you display any symptoms or not, we can discuss arrangements to provide you with college work to do.

The College remains open and there is no reason why other students cannot continue to attend as normal.

We would appreciate any support you can give with continuing to raise awareness of good practice around basic hygiene practices such as regularly washing hands, and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

We will issue further advice and guidance as it becomes available but if you have any specific queries please contact Student Services on 01473 382738, or speak to your teachers or progress tutor.


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We set your password to make it easy for you to login, particularly at the start of term when you are just getting started on your course.

But you should change this password to something harder to guess as soon as you can. The shortest password can be 8 characters long, but we recommend that 15 characters what you should aim for – and do this by using three words (with no spaces) instead of just a single word. We call this a ‘passphrase’.

A passphrase is 3 or more words that are not related and can’t be guessed. You should also try not to use correct spellings. Instead, use slang.

You should also change letters to numbers and symbols and use capital letters within your passphrase.

An example of a strong passphrase would be: L3tsm@@keloadsa£££

If you choose to sync your College email to your mobile phone or other device, please limit the number of devices you use as much as possible. Please also remember, if you change your passphrase, then you have to update it on every device/mobile you have used to sync your College email. Otherwise the mobile will still try to login with your old password to sync your email and it could cause problems.

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