After careful planning, detailed risk assessment and subject to any further Government announcements Eastleigh College plans a phased approach to extending onsite campus teaching, learning and assessment to more learners from 1 June. The College has remained open during the Covid-19 pandemic as staff have been providing a broad range of onsite and online services. Therefore this phased approach builds upon the onsite levels of service and support which has been available to learners identified as vulnerable, or the children of key workers since 23 March.
The College has sought to establish a Covid-19 secure campus through a range of measures. Planning has been developed over a number of weeks and continues to follow all Government and Public Health England guidance. Stringent onsite measures have been put in place to achieve social distancing, prominent signage is in place, staggered arrival times, additional cleaning capacity and staff to learner ratios are greatly reduced from pre-Covid-19 levels. Seeking to minimise the risk of the Covid-19 virus to the health and wellbeing of learners and staff has underpinned all aspects of the College’s planning which has been completed in consultation with staff and unions.
Chief Executive Designate Paul Cox said “with Covid-19 secure measures in place we are delighted to be able to further extend our onsite contact with learners. It’s important to us that none of our learners or employer partners are put at a disadvantage due to Covid-19 and that all our learners complete their courses and achieve their ambitions. Monday 1 June is planned to be the first of, what is expected to be, a series of small steps towards opening our doors to all learners sometime in the future. Further steps will only be taken when Government advice and College risk assessment allows. We will be keeping our plans under constant review and we will act swiftly should we need to make further changes”.
Online open events will be going ahead on 8 June and 8 July as planned. Potential learners will have the opportunity to hear presentations and join live chat sessions. Bookings can be made here. Staff are working hard to support current year 11 pupils prepare for college by providing transition resources which can be found here. In addition plans are in development for daily advice and guidance opportunities for individuals considering their future plans at this time and further details will be available via the College website.
Read the full Covid-19 FAQs here and please note that the FAQs are updated regularly and that ideally this page should be bookmarked.
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.
The College is delighted to offer you the chance to spread your fees into monthly instalments over the length of your chosen course if you are unable to pay for the full amount of your course in advance of its start date.