|Can I still apply for an adult course this year?|
|We are now taking applications for September 2022 for all our courses. You can apply online by clicking *here* and our team will be in touch by email about the next steps.|
|Is there a deadline for applying?|
|Applications close once courses have started, but many courses are oversubscribed, so please apply early to be assured of a place.|
|How will my course be delivered?|
|Most courses will be delivered in the classroom, but several courses have blended learning, meaning that there is a mix of classroom lessons and online lessons. Please visit each course description for information about delivery.|
Please click here to view all our adult courses.
|How can I access support/advice and guidance about my application?|
|Our team is available on email for any questions or you can call us on 01772 642040.|
|The course information says I need an interview for my course, how will this happen?|
|If you need an interview for your course, we will be in touch about your interview arrangements.|
|How can I find information about funding and fees?|
|Please go to our Fees and Funding webpage for more details.|
|When is the next Open Event?|
|Our next Open Event will take place on Tuesday 30th August 2022. Please keep an eye on our website for updates by clicking here.|
- Covid 19 - FAQs for adult students
The Government have recently updated their guidance on managing COVID-19 as part of the ‘Living with COVID Plan’, including specific guidance for education and childcare settings.
Covid 19 Symptoms
The list of COVID-19 symptoms in adults has been extended and can be found here. These symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.
I have symptoms of COVID-19, and a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work. What should I do?
- stay at home and avoid contact with other people
- avoid meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine
You can go back to work if you:
- feel well enough to do so and
- do not have a high temperature
What should I do if I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and are aged 19+?
While you’re no longer legally required to self-isolate if you have COVID-19, you should stay at home and away from others to avoid passing on the virus as you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts. However, many people will no longer be infectious to others after 5 days.
- stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days
- avoiding meeting people at higher risk from COVID-19 for 10 days, especially if their immune system means they’re at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, even if they’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine
This starts from the day after you did the test.
What should I do if I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and I’m aged 18 years and under?
It is no longer recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.
If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.
What should I do if I’m a close contact of someone who has had a positive test result for COVID-19?
If you are a contact of someone with COVID-19 but do not live with them or did not stay in their household overnight, you are at lower risk of becoming infected. If you are a household or overnight contact of someone who has had a positive COVID -19 test result it can take up to 10 days for your infection to develop. It is possible to pass on COVID-19 to others, even if you have no symptoms.
You can reduce the risk to other people by taking the following steps:
- avoid contact with anyone you know who is at higher risk of becoming severely unwell if they are infected with COVID-19, especially those whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, despite vaccination
- limit close contact with other people outside your household, especially in crowded, enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces
- wear a well-fitting face covering made with multiple layers or a surgical face mask if you do need to have close contact with other people, or you are in a crowded place
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitiser
The government are clear that children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.
What are the changes to testing for COVID-19?
Free testing for COVID-19 from the NHS has ended for most people in England. Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended for anyone working in an educational setting including SEND provision. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are no longer required to do a rapid lateral flow or PCR test. If you still want to get tested, you must pay for a COVID-19 test yourself which can be brought from some pharmacies and retailers, in person or online.
We will be updating our COVID-19 risk assessment, FAQs and other literature to reflect this latest guidance.
Further information is available below: