covid-19 updates

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) ADVICE FOR PARENTS, CARERS AND STUDENTS

UPDATE 20 JULY 2020

We are still accepting applications for courses and apprenticeships starting this September. We are also starting to enrol some students in college by invitation only. New social distancing and health and safety measures are in place and these will be explained to you fully in advance.

If you have already applied we will be in touch with you by telephone at the end of July or early August. New online enrolment system available for some students.

Existing students will also be contacted ahead of their return planned for September.

UPDATE 14 JULY 2020

We are asking all students and staff to ‘Stay Alert to Stay Safe’ to reduce the spread of the COVID-10 virus over the summer break.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the rules on social distancing, handwashing and isolating. his is the best way to keep yourself, your family and the wider community safe.

UPDATE 25 JUNE 2020

Kirklees College set to re-open centres

Following individual risk assessments, staff members have been made aware of new protocols regarding visiting college sites. Social distancing and new hygiene rules have been introduced.

Existing students and prospective students will be attending by invitation only.

The Huddersfield Centre, Engineering Centre, Process Manufacturing Centre and Taylor Hill Centre will prepare to re-open from Monday 29 June.

We are still accepting applications and a new online enrolment process is planned.

Some new students will be invited into college to enrol in person from Monday 29 June. Please do not come into college to enrol without an invitation and agreed date/time.

UPDATE 17 JUNE 2020

Kirklees College re-opens Brunel Construction Centre

Last week, at a special meeting of the Corporation Board, our governors scrutinised the plans to make sure that we had put all the necessary arrangements in place. We can begin our re-opening to students starting with Brunel Construction Centre. We have prioritised the learners to be invited in, who are a selection of 16 – 18 year olds on study programmes and some apprentices.

UPDATE 8 JUNE 2020

New Virtual Open Days enable school leavers to visit remotely

We’ve had to do things a little differently this year. Whilst we can’t meet face to face right now or invite you into college for a look around, we can still work together to get you ready to apply, enrol and join us in September. You can book your seat on loads of different events or simply have a look around our campuses and facilities.

From apprenticeships to our state-of-the-art-facilities, learning support to full-time courses, our talented tutors and support staff will be hosting online events, giving prospective students the chance to find out everything they need to know to help them make the right decision.

To find out more, book a seat on a session or view recorded presentations please visit the dedicated page on the new website here.

UPDATE 11 MAY 2020

Kirklees College opens Springfield Sixth Form Centre

The government is asking colleges and other providers to remain open where possible for vulnerable young people to attend, where appropriate for them to do so during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have been working closely with the local authority, parents and carers, social workers and other professionals for a number of weeks to agree how we can provide a safe learning environment for those vulnerable young people who would benefit from attending.

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is paramount and our plans to maintain educational provision during the pandemic have been developed through strict adherence to central Government and Public Health England (PHE) directives and guidelines. We will continue to monitor guidance and make any changes as and when required to do so.

FAQ Opening up of Springfield Sixth Form Centre

UPDATE 30 APRIL 2020

Colleges have not yet gained a definitive answer regarding which qualifications will fall into the calculated results list and a number of awarding organisations are currently awaiting further instruction and developing different approaches for colleges to follow.

It has been agreed across the sector that colleges and other educational establishments continue to deliver content of the qualification through online and distance learning methods. We strongly advise all students to engage with this content in the best way you can and if you have any concerns please inform your tutor/s so the college can support you appropriately. During this time please:

 

  • keep in regular contact with the college
  • prioritise completing any assessments outstanding before the shutdown on Monday 23 March and submit to your relevant tutors to further support the prediction of calculated grades.

 

UPDATE 23 MARCH 2020

Further to the decision to cancel all summer GCSE examinations, we would like to reassure all of our learners that Kirklees College is working closely with all the relevant awarding bodies. We will be following all government guidance to ensure that everyone receives a GCSE grade that is fair to all students. Further information available here

 

UPDATE 18 MARCH 2020

The Government announced that from Friday 20 March all colleges will be closed until further notice. At this stage we cannot say when Kirklees College will reopen. However, we will work hard to ensure that all our students, in particular the most vulnerable, remain supported at this very difficult and challenging time. All Kirklees College centres are currently closed. All teaching, learning and working has moved on-line until further notice.