ALERT: Message to all students: Read full information

From 5 January 2021 – 15 January 2021

Based on the current Government guidance for schools and colleges, all classes will be delivered online by remote learning following your standard timetable other than the exceptions below. Students on the courses listed below should attend college as normal:

  • Any student who has scheduled exams this week – please attend the exams on site as planned. If you are unsure, please contact your teacher. 
  • Supported learning students – please attend on-site as normal

From 18 January 2021

Based on the current Government guidance for schools and colleges, all classes will return to normal timetables and all classes can return to on site-based delivery or continued blended learning for adult programmes. Your teacher will confirm this with you during the week beginning 11 January.

Due to the high transmission rates in this age group, all of our students aged 16-18 should be tested before attending college on 18 January. We will contact students in the week beginning 11 January to inform students how they can get a test at our test centres in the week before starting classes. 

Routine COVID-19 Testing

We will begin routine asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at our test centres at each centre from 18 January. Rapid-result COVID-19 tests will be available at the college as follows: 

  • Weekly testing for college staff – this will help identify those who are carrying the virus without displaying symptoms, reducing the risk of transmission 
  • For students and staff, daily testing for those identified as close contacts of workforce colleagues or students that have tested positive. This ensures that they do not need to self-isolate and are able to continue to benefit from high quality, face-to-face education. 

For every group, testing is voluntary, but those who are eligible for tests are strongly encouraged to participate to reduce the risk of transmission within schools and colleges. In line with routine infection control practice, close contacts who decide not to be tested daily will need to self-isolate in line with guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Staff/Students who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable 

For those staff or students that are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, or living with someone who is CEV, please ensure your personal risk assessment is updated and speak with your teacher or manager to discuss your personal circumstances; you will not be able to attend on site. If you are currently self-isolating and need to continue next week, you will need to inform your teacher or speak to your manager. 

We are also asking all of our staff and students to download the NHS COVID-19 app (Apple Store or Google Play).

We have also put together a quick and easy reference table for what to do and when you can return to college for some of the most common scenarios in our ‘new normal’:

Please check here.

Support for students

We understand that the current situation is unsettling. If you feel you would like counselling support or to talk about a mental health issue, please contact us on 07960464339 or email info@ictraining.co.uk

Applicants:

  • Firstly, do not worry about your place at ICTC. Your application will be processed and we will stay in touch regularly.
  • Where you are awaiting to start your work placements as a part of the course, we will fully consider the requirements and will liaise with the employer (working from home policy) and will support you to continue on your progress. However, your and others health and wellbeing are at our most priority.

Staff:

Please look out for emails from your manager and all staff briefings, on your work email.

Clients, partners: and suppliers:

Your relationship with IC Training Centre is incredibly important. Your point of contact with the college will be in touch soon. We are all on our college email accounts, so feel free to get in touch with your college contact, should you have any concerns.

Further education guidance for operation during the national lockdown

UK Government Guidance available at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS UK Guidance available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Last updated: 04/01/2021

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