Following Government guidelines announced on Tuesday 5th January 2021, Cambridge Regional College has adapted quickly to ensure we continue to support students to achieve their learning goals through online learning. This remote learning is delivered via our online learning platform – Microsoft Teams. In most cases, online learning has replicated existing student timetables.
Support has been provided to students to enable them to access online learning, including with equipment and connectivity, to ensure no student is disadvantaged. Students are encouraged to discuss any barriers to learning with their Tutors to enable the College to provide support.
All student support services remain accessible remotely to support students and our Hub Online via our VLE can also be utilised by students 24/7. Students and their parents are encouraged to make contact if there are any changes regarding the student’s welfare, health and wellbeing where it would help for the College to be aware of.
A risk assessment has been undertaken to identify those vulnerable students who would benefit from studying in college and a limited number of places to study have been offered. A small number of places have also been offered to students who have parents who are key workers. The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is our first priority and we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe.
Our high standards for student behaviour documented in our student handbook, remain the same for remote delivery as they do for face to face learning. This includes good punctuality as well as high levels of attendance.
Students should continue to report any absences in the normal way via the college absence helpline (01223 41551). Any unauthorised absence will be followed up by our attendance monitors.
The College’s safeguarding team is operating both onsite and remotely and concerns can be raised via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apprentices and employers are being kept up to date by assessors, and learning as well as assessment is being undertaken remotely.
Further information about external exams and assessments will be provided as it is received. CRC advises students to attend all sessions and complete college assessments as this may be assessed when calculating grades and will help students develop essential skills vital for progression.