Important Information For Learners, Parents/Guardians

13th October 2020

As the global pandemic continues to cause uncertainty, at Preston’s College we are doing all that we can to keep learners and staff as safe as possible in these challenging times. To date, we are pleased to be able to say that our safety measures have allowed us to do just this, with positive impact.

To support the maintenance of the current situation, we have taken the decision to move to remote learning for one week, from week commencing 19th October 2020. This means that for the majority of learners, regardless of their chosen course or level, they will be required to undertake lessons remotely for the duration of this week.

This will allow Preston’s College to continue managing the global pandemic effectively and positively. It will reduce the need for travel to college, minimising both pressure on transport networks and social interactions, at what is clearly a critical point in attempts to suppress the spread of coronavirus nationally.

As always, learner and staff safety remains a top priority and the significant measures implemented since September will remain in place following the half term break.

From week commencing 2nd November 2020, all learners will follow their normal college timetable, experiencing a combination of college and home-based learning.

We are committed to continually reviewing our provision in line with government advice and learner needs, and any additional changes required during the academic year will be communicated effectively at the earliest opportunity.

If during this time you have any IT issues, the IT team will be available to provide help and support both through email on: helpdesk@preston.ac.uk or telephone: 01772 225115.

For those without regular access to technology, IT facilities in the Learning Zone are available on a pre-bookable basis. You can make a booking via Canvas or email: learningzone@preston.ac.uk or call: 01772 225777. You may also find the college guide to remote learning useful and this can be accessed here.

For learners with special educational needs, the college will continue to support face to face learning. This provision has been arranged and communicated to all learners through our designated SEND team. If, however, further clarification on any of these details is required, please do not hesitate to call the team on: 01772 225000 or email: SEND@preston.ac.uk

We would like to thank everybody for their continued understanding and support at this challenging time. As a college, we are working tirelessly to provide effective learning for all, and will continue to do so, ensuring that our learners are not unfairly disadvantaged as a consequence of Covid-19.

If you have any questions in relation to this, please do not hesitate to contact us on: corona@preston.ac.uk where your query will be directed to the most appropriate member of staff.

It is important to remember that during this time, our Support Services are still available, please click here for more information.

For information on protecting your mental health, please click here

For information on monitoring your child’s mental health, please click here

For information on external organisations working to support the most vulnerable people in Preston, how you can volunteer to assist and how you can make a referral, please click here

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