Coronavirus Guidance



For Students, Parents/Carers, Apprentices, Employers & Staff 

At Shipley College, we care about your safety.  All our courses are carrying on using a mixture of online and face to face methods.

September Opening of the College

The College will open in September 2020. All our advertised courses will be running but we will make sure that you stay safe.

We have changed the buildings with one way systems and physical distancing plans for all our rooms. We will be making sure that we have the right balance to help you learn and stay safe.

Over the next month, we will be communicating with returning and new students with details about enrolment and the start of term.  In September, the 2020-21 academic year will start as advertised at the planned time.

Have a great summer and get ready to learn!

We continue to provide support and advice to our college community and to anyone interested in studying with us. 
As part of this, we have added a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to the website, which may help you. Please also continue to contact us through email or phone and we will look forward to hearing from you.  
 For the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak please check the NHS, Government and Public Health websites.
Supporting Students through Distance Learning 

Information will be provided to support you during this period of distance learning and you will be updated with further guidance and supporting resources (this may be a mixture of posted resources, email, GClassroom or similar and the Student Portal).

Shipley College expects that all students will continue to learn and will remain in contact with their tutors and Learning Coaches, where appropriate.

Your tutors will tell you how to continue your learning during this period. They will let you know how you will access key sources of information and assignments. Your tutors will also agree on the best ways to communicate with you and for you to receive feedback on your work. For some students you will be remotely attending online classes at set times, so you will need to organise your time to ensure you do so.

For full time students and Apprenticeship learners, you will also have access to your regular Learning Coach, who will be available via telephone, G Suite or email to discuss any worries, support needs and to make sure you are fully engaging with the set work.

Please note that this does NOT affect Apprentices in the workplace, who will continue to attend work as normal.  Any changes to work hours will be up to their individual employer.

If you need to talk to Student Services the team will offer support, advice and guidance by phone on 01274 327281 or

We have lots of helpful information on the Student Portal on the STUDENT WELLBEING & MENTAL HEALTH page.  You will find information on organisations available to offer you help online or by phone if you are in crisis or need urgent help.


We will provide regular updates both here and on social media, as some government details are still unclear.

Please be reassured that we aim to continue to provide the best service we can. An outline of our plans, including clarification of the government guidance regarding important exams, and any contact details will be provided over the course of the day. 

In the meantime, if you have any concerns for your health or for others in relation to the virus, please follow advice from Public Health England or call NHS 111 to discuss symptoms. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.


 Here are some useful FAQs to help answer any questions you may have regarding college. Information for both current and future students is included.


Please note, students and staff should follow these reporting procedures if they are unable to carry out their work or studies due to an illness or other type of "absence".  

  • All students - inform your tutor using the same method of communication they have agreed with you during this remote learning period

  • Staff call - 01274 327249


People returning to the UK from specific areas affected by Coronavirus can check for information here 

Other useful information can be found on NHS UK or the BBC website.



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