At Cambridge Regional College we have adapted to ensure we continue to support you in your learning goals through online learning throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and visitors is our first priority and we are doing everything possible to support you and keep you safe.
As we have begun to re-open our college campuses for support and advice, face-to-face delivery, we have prepared a series of frequently asked questions to help you find the information you need. We have also produced a video about the measures taken and what college life will be like in September.
Our campuses are now open.
During August there will be limited opening for students and parents to visit Advice Cafés if they need to talk through their next steps, following receipt of their A-Level and GCSE results. The Advice Café is also running online and by phone, but a drop-in option is available, with appropriate social distancing and measures in place.
Our College sites will open to students in September, for a mix of online and on-campus learning, which may vary depending on the course being studied. Exact details for your course will be communicated over the summer. This will mean that the number of students at our campuses at any one time will be limited, to enable easier maintenance of social distancing for all.
As a college, we have thoroughly reviewed college operations, and undertaken a full risk assessment, implementing measures to ensure we comply with government guidelines, as a minimum. These include a range of measures to enable easy compliance with social distancing, one-way systems, temperature scans on arrival, additional cleaning, and use of a specialist antibacterial spray that kills 99.9% of germs on surfaces for longer.
Alongside the measures we have put in place we ask that everyone that comes on-site takes an active role in ensuring their safety and the safety of others. Everyone on site is asked to:
Applications are still being accepted and processed for all courses. For more information on how to apply, visit our application hub.
Our courses continue to run, so you can apply and start your studies with us.
Our admissions teams are on hand to help you with your application.
In August there will be limited opening for students and parents to visit Advice Cafés to talk through their next steps with our team, following receipt of their A-Level and GCSE results. Our Advice Cafés are also running online, but a drop-in option is available, with appropriate social distancing and measures in place.
College sites will be open for students for the start of term, and your college timetable will be communicated with you directly.
The college will regularly assess the Coronavirus situation based on government guidelines and will adapt as and when needed.
When it is safe to do so, and in line with government guidelines, we will begin to re-open to the public. This applies to facilities ordinarily open to the public including our gyms, sports centre, restaurants, and hair & beauty salons.
If the alert level goes up again, we are ready. At any given point, we are prepared to transition to fully online and distance learning and will support you in the process to adapt.
We were able to quickly move to online learning earlier this year as lockdown came into full force and in fact, our learners have adapted to online learning well.
For more on how we have prepared for this and what you will need to do, read here
We know that these are challenging times, whether you are struggling with the challenges of a lockdown or have been affected by Coronavirus, personally or through family and friends, we are here to support you.
During the academic year, you can access support from our Student Support Services at CRC both online and in-person (from September). During the summer break, we want to ensure that you know about the services that are available to you outside of college. A list of support agencies is available here.
This summer the college is offering a virtual check-in service for those who would benefit from seeing some friendly faces online. If you would like to know more you can register your interest at www.camre.ac.uk/virtualcheckin
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