College Reopening Support

Update - Monday 10 August 2020

We have asked colleges to provide Case Studies.

Wirral Met College (Social Distancing)

Number and mix of 16-18, 14-16 and adult learners

2,300 16-18s / 8,000 adults

York College

Size of institution

6500 Students / 550 FTE Staff

Anonymous

Number and mix of 16-18, 14-16 and adult learners

Update - Tuesday 28 July 2020

Earlier this month we held our re-opening colleges working group session. Please find meeting notes, containing useful information and ideas, here.

Update - Friday 12 June 2020

Members of the re-opening colleges working group have kindly shared their risk assessments to provide examples of what they are identifying as risks and how they are mitigating against these to ensure safe working practices for in-person learning during COVID-19 for the remainder of this term. There is also a very helpful example of a step by step guide for managers included. 

  • Step by step managers guide - return to work
  • Hair and Beauty risk assesement
  • Engineering Works risk assesement
  • Construction - Elecetrical risk assesement
  • Early Years risk assesement
  • Sport risk assesement

Update - Monday 18 May 2020

The further education specific guidance for college reopening was issued on Thursday 14 May. A number of college leaders have since been in touch to provide case studies / exemplars on college reopenings to help you through the process.

To find out more about the initial guidance click here. All case studies can be found below and our Coronavirus Resource hub is available for additional support.

Members of the re-opening colleges working group have kindly shared their risk assessments to provide examples of what they are identifying as risks and how they are mitigating against these to ensure safe working practices for in-person learning for the remainder of this term. Over the coming weeks we will continue to gather examples of preparations for September and share these as and when we can. You can also access an example risk assessment form here and example return plans here and here.

*Please note that some case studies may refer back to the initial (and since updated) official Government guidance.

Phase 1 re-opening plans

Nelson and Colne College Group Phase 1 Reopening Plan

In response government guidance the senior leadership team at Nelson and Colne College Group are considering taking the following steps...

Weston College - MOMENTUM

Weston College has planned the concept of reopening from the time it closed. Dr Paul Phillips, P/CEO Weston College, provides a number of key initiatives that have been employed...

Chichester College Group

Shelagh Legrave, OBE DL CEO Chichester College Group, describes the colleges plans as it moves towards reopening...

The Sixth Form Colleges Association

James Kewin, Deputy CEO The Sixth Form Colleges Association, runs through the processes being considered / implemented across a number of Sixth Form colleges...

London South East Colleges

Sam Parrett, CEO London and SE Education Group, explains how London South East Colleges are dealing with the college reopening process...

East Kent College Group

Graham Razey, CEO East Kent College Group, details how his college is preparing to open its campus buildings...

TEC Partnership

Gill Alton, CEO The TEC Partnership, explains how the organisation has been putting plans to reopen in place since the lockdown began in March...