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Updated 31st March 2021

Can I still enrol my employees onto a programme during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Yes. Enrolment for apprenticeships has not stopped. We are still taking applications for 2021 and will continue to take applications all year round.

I am looking for an apprentice, can the College help me?

Yes. The College currently has over 100 apprentices ready to start a course and waiting for an Employer. If you have any further questions, are considering taking on an Apprentice or accrediting an existing member of staff through an Apprenticeship, then please feel free to contact us on 023 8091 1195 or email our team here.

Who can be an apprentice?

Apprenticeships can help you to bring valuable skills into your business by employing someone new or upskilling a current employee. They are suitable for people at any level.

An apprentice must:

  • be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays
  • live in England
  • not be in full-time education

Can I get financial support from the Government for training and assessment?

Yes. Additional funding is available during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can find out more on the Government website here.

Do you have online courses for employees unable to attend the College?

Yes. We have many online courses for both young and adult learners, whether currently in or seeking employment. Full funding is available for learners unemployed at any age over 19, or employed individuals aged 24 and over. Plus, learners aged 19-23 can access full funding if they already hold prior level 2 award or above. See information about our Online Learning courses here.

Our Covid-19 bounce back pledge

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 number of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth. More information can be found here. If you want to join our pledge, simply complete the online form here, it's free to have your logo and listing on our website.

Reporting Cases

Learners and staff must notify us of any symptoms of Covid-19, or related concerns, under statutory and government requirements, using the forms here.

The information you provide will be held securely in accordance with current data protection legislation which can be found here.

The information will be shared on a need-to-know basis with our Learner Mentor Team (learners), Human Resources (staff) and our Health and Safety Team in order to best support you, and may also be shared with NHS Test and Trace and public health authorities if we are legally obliged to do so. If you have any concerns about what will happen to the information you have provided on this form please contact please contact our Data Protection Officer at dpo@eastleigh.ac.uk.

What to do if…

Please refer to the table below which is based on current guidance to support learners in their decision making about potential symptoms and coming to College. The NHS website page linked here is also a very useful resource.

 What to do if…

Action needed…

Children of key workers, those considered vulnerable and those taking exams onsite can return to College when…..

I am ill with symptoms not linked to COVID-19

Make a judgement on how you are feeling

You feel well enough to attend

I have COVID-19 symptoms

 

DO NOT COME TO COLLEGE – SELF ISOLATE –– BOOK A TEST – USE THE ONLINE FORM TO REPORT THE CASE TO COLLEGE BY CLICKING HERE.

The test comes back negative and you are advised by the College you can return.

I test positive for COVID-19

DO NOT COME TO COLLEGE – SELF ISOLATE – USE THE ONLINE FORM TO REPORT THE RESULTS TO COLLEGE BY CLICKING HERE.

 

You feel better. You can return after 10 days (although only if no fever in past 48 hours) even if you have a cough or loss of taste/smell.  These symptoms can last for several weeks.

I test negative for COVID-19

USE THE ONLINE FORM TO REPORT THE RESULTS TO COLLEGE BY CLICKING HERE. 

The test comes back negative and you are advised by the College you can return.

Someone in my house hold has COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive

DO NOT COME TO COLLEGE – SELF ISOLATE –USE THE ONLINE FORM TO REPORT THE CASE TO COLLEGE BY CLICKING HERE.
– BOOK A TEST IF SYMPTOMS DEVELOP

You have completed 14 days self-isolation, a test comes back negative, and you are advised by the College you can return.

Someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19

DO NOT COME TO COLLEGE – SELF ISOLATE –REPORT THE CASE TO COLLEGE BY CLICKING HERE.
– BOOK A TEST IF SYMPTOMS DEVELOP

You have completed 14 days self-isolation, a test comes back negative, and you are advised by the College you can return.

You're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app

DO NOT COME TO COLLEGE – SELF ISOLATE –
REPORT THE CASE TO COLLEGE BY CLICKING
HERE.
– BOOK A TEST IF SYMPTOMS DEVELOP

You have completed 14 days self-isolation, a test comes back negative, and you are advised by the College you can return.