Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Page last updated: 24 September 2020.

We confirm we are complying with the government's guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19. For more information click here.

LATEST UPDATE: It is compulsory to wear a face covering in all communal indoor areas of the College. (unless you are exempt). This includes corridors, waiting areas and canteens but does not apply within classrooms and workshops in your 'bubble'. You may need to wear a face covering in exams (see below). Please help protect your college community and respect this rule. Full information is available to the college community through Weblearn and Sharepoint.

WELCOMING OUR STUDENTS IN TO NESCOT
Our message for young people, adult students and apprentices starting at or returning to Nescot

We are very pleased to be welcoming new and returning students to the college.

At Nescot we have been delighted to see our students start or resume studying at our campus. We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on how we all live and work and we have adapted college life to make studying here as safe as possible. Nescot has a very large campus, with lots of space and new facilities, so social distancing is easier for us to achieve than many schools and colleges.

We have been working really hard to make sure that all young people, adult students and apprentices have a great start to the academic year.

What will lessons be like?

Staff have made sure that lessons are safe for students and apprentices. The arrangements follow the latest government guidance about cleaning, hygiene and safe distancing between students in classrooms and workshops and we are planning for students to start the year with full timetables.

All students and apprentices will be taken through the safety measures and expectations of them on their first day at college.

Nescot uses Google Classroom as a digital platform for its teaching, learning and assessment. Google Classroom helps to make lessons and resources interactive and available to students at all times. At Nescot we believe that technology and digital skills play a vital part of learning, and this also means that if there were to be a lockdown in the future the College is more than ready to keep high-quality teaching and learning going.

We will continue to ensure that young people will also get their full English and maths tuition if they need it alongside their main subject, work experience if it is part of their course, enrichment activities and tutorials.

We know face-to-face learning at our campus is an important part of the student experience. As we transition to new ways of working, we promise that all of our students and apprentices will be part of a supportive college community.

What about enrolling at Nescot?

Enrolment is your final stage of becoming a Nescot student. Everyone needs to enrol, whether they're a full-time student or an apprentice, or studying part-time or university-level qualifications. This year we have been enrolling our students online, and some late start places remain available. You can find out more about enrolment on our website here. Teaching staff have also created some projects for new students to do before they start, which are aimed at helping them to get ready for Nescot and to find out more about the course. You can read more here.

Face coverings in exams

Students would normally be expected to wear face coverings in non-practical examination rooms (where it is a written or online examination). Students who have a confirmed medical exemption will not have to wear face-coverings. In practical assessments or examinations such as those taking place in technical workshops students are exempt from wearing face coverings.

In instances where students wear glasses they may also be exempt from wearing face coverings during the examination. Social distancing will still apply in all examinations in line with government’s guidelines and requirements at the time of the examination.

Will things change during the term?

Of course the situation may change again. Nescot will keep you fully informed of any changes.

Will more information be available?

We will also provide regular information updates to students and parents, and on the College’s website, so please keep checking.

Every student will be given their timetable on day one of their course. Information about start days and inductions has been sent to each student and apprentice over the summer in advance of the start of term.

What about other services at Nescot?

Our on-site hair and beauty salon, Innovation, is now taking bookings. You can find out more here.

Qualifications at Nescot's Gas and Electrical Academy are running. Click here for more information.

You can also read more about osteopathy treatments at our on-site ICOM centre here.

This page is updated when there are changes to guidance. Please check back here and follow us on social media to ensure you stay up-to-date.

The college switchboard is being staffed from 8am to 1pm, Monday to Friday for any enquiries. To reach the switchboard please contact 07976 263440. Outside of these hours please email reception@nescot.ac.uk.

Current students, or students joining the college in September, can contact the Advice and Guidance team with any questions. Please click here for the online contact form.

Nestots re-opened to a small group of children in June. Parents and guardians have been contacted directly, and they are asked to email nursery staff directly with any questions.

The safety and wellbeing of the children and staff is paramount, and Nescot staff are working hard to follow government guidelines carefully.

The World Health Organisation defines coronaviruses as a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to infections including SARS and MERS. Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and a ‘novel Coronavirus’ is a strain which has not previously been identified in humans.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include a fever (a temperature of 38C or more in adults), a cough, and shortness of breath. Because it’s a new illness it is not yet known exactly how the virus is spread. However, similar viruses spread by droplets, such as when someone coughs or sneezes.

You can read more about social distancing online here, and more information about Covid-19 on the NHS website here.

More course specific information will be available on Tuesday 21st April however practicals will be completed via an alternative format (i.e. viva, Q&As and virtual labs). Open book or written exam assessments will be completed online in a 24 hour period; exams will start at 09:30 BST and answers will be upload via a Dropbox and submitted to Turnitin. A member of staff will be available for technical support for the first two hours of the examination (09:30 - 11:30 BST) and the last hour prior to the submission time (08:30 - 09:30 BST).

Should you have any queries then please contact your programme leader in the first instance.

Kingston University Student Assessment Guidance - Preparing for your alternative assessments

Kingston University Student communication regarding online exams

Kingston University Contingency Assessments dates and staff

Kingston University No Disadvantage Policy

The following statement has been released by UoWL and have allowed 2 week extensions should they be required. Please see the attached letter from the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive.

Should you have any queries then please contact your programme leader in the first instance.

University of West London Letter to Partner Staff - Emergency Regulations

An update on assessments will be provided on Tuesday 21st April for teacher training courses and counselling courses.

Should you have any queries then please contact your programme leader in the first instance.

Letter from the Vice Chancellor

Internal communication

Mark entry - No detriment approach


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