Updated 06.07.20 @ 09:00
College Enrolment Plans
This year we’ll be enrolling you at college a little differently. In order to accommodate social distancing guidelines we plan to undertake as much of our enrolment activity as possible on a remote, electronic basis. This means that the majority of applicants will not need to attend college in person to enrol onto their course in August.
Where we feel it will be helpful for you to have a more detailed discussion with a tutor, to inform course choices, you will be invited for an appointment in college between Friday 21 and Friday 28 August 2020.
We will be writing to all progressing students during July with details of whether they will be enrolled remotely or asked to come in to college for enrolment. Whilst many students can be enrolled remotely, some will be asked to come on to campus to review course options.
Got your results already?
If you are not waiting on exam results to inform your application, we will write to you during July with details of your electronic enrolment.
Waiting on GCSE results?
In the week of 20 August you will receive an email from the College giving you a link to a web page where you can record your GCSE grades. Please complete this as soon as possible after you receive confirmation of your grades, so that we are able to progress your enrolment. You will then be advised whether we can process your enrolment electronically (meaning you won’t need to come into college until term starts) or if you, or we, feel you would benefit from a face-to-face enrolment interview. All face-to-face sessions will observe social distancing guidelines and be scheduled on an appointment basis. Enrolment interviews for new students will be conducted between Friday 21 August and Friday 28 August.
Please be reassured that whatever your results we will work with you to find a course that meets your needs.
Updated 12.06.20 @12:40
A return to college for some learners
During a recent announcement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the Government advised that colleges should begin to open for face-to-face delivery for specific students. Whilst we have been delighted with the way online delivery has been going, we have captured information from various groups of students, including the Student Council, who would value the opportunity to attend lessons with their teachers to help re-visit topics, access specialist facilities and equipment as well as explore new content. In addition, some qualifications require students to undertake assessments before they can be certificated and these will be factored in over the next few weeks. The safety of our student and staff community is our foremost concern so appropriate measures will be in place based on the latest UK government guidance on social distancing and relevant use of PPE.
Please find more information in our Question and Answer – all learners expected to be in, and their parents, have been contacted directly, only those who have been contacted should be in college at this time.
The college has carried out a comprehensive risk assessment of which the current version is available by request from here.
Updated 08.06.20 @ 16:20
All lessons will continue to be delivered online until the end of term unless you have been contacted directly by your tutor with instructions to commence face to face lessons.
Updated 12.05.20 @ 13:15
Announcements were made by The DFE late in the evening of 11th May which mentions further education colleges being asked to offer some face-to-face support to supplement the remote education of year 12 students (circa 16 to 17 year olds). View more here.
College staff will be working over the next two weeks to plan how best to offer this additional face-to-face support with our primary responsibility to ensure the health safety and wellbeing of staff and students
Updated 11.05.20 @ 15:00
In response to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Education and the Prime Minister, from Monday 23 March onwards, the campus will be closed until further notice. Special arrangements will be put in place to accommodate the needs of key workers and vulnerable learners.
The college mode of delivery of teaching and learning will be online for all theory aspects of learning programmes and support of learners which will include English and maths. This mode of delivery is explained further in our ‘Information for Students’ box.
We understand that this is a challenging time for our students and staff and we have put the following plans in place to support learning and keep our community safe as this will always be our top priority.
18.03.20 Update @ 18:30
Andover College remains open as normal for the rest of the week. In response to the Education Secretary’s statement this evening we are preparing our response and will share further details of our plans by 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 19 March).
We thank you for your support and patience during this time.
Please continue to follow government guidance. We would expect to be contacted by Public Health England in the event of any confirmed cases and will update this web page in that situation.
Any student who develops a “new, continuous” cough or high temperature should follow advice on 7-day self-isolation. The BBC has produced a helpful tool on the symptoms of COVID-19 which can be seen here. Public Health England has released new guidance for those staying at home because they have symptoms of the virus..
The college is open as usual, in accordance with advice from the Department for Education (DFE). Students and staff are self-isolating in accordance with government guidance. We would expect to be contacted by Public Health England in the event of any confirmed cases and will update this web page immediately.
However, any student who develops a “new, continuous” cough or high temperature should follow advice on 7-day self-isolation and notify their absence through sickness in the usual way. The BBC has produced a very helpful link entitled “how do I know if I have coronavirus” and can be seen here. Public Health England has released new guidance for those staying at home because they have symptoms of the virus.