Yes, the college is open. While Merseyside is currently subject to local restrictions, colleges are not expected to close. We have implemented a system of blended learning this year, which combines 50% online learning and 50% in-college learning for most students.
The City of Liverpool College is committed to following all government guidance throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and will also be taking our own, additional measures to keep students and staff safe. This guidance is always evolving and our measures are under continual, ongoing review. Some of the measures we are taking include:
Yes, you must wear a face covering in all communal areas while you are at college, unless you are exempt. You can remove your face covering while you are in your classroom as long as you continue to socially distance.
Please read our Quick Guide – Covid-19 for guidance on what you should do based on various different circumstances.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus but have not yet tested positive, you should let your tutor know in the first instance and isolate.
Please report any positive cases to Health and Safety on 0151 252 3065 or email email@example.com.
Yes, government guidance is that in Merseyside public transport should be used for essential journeys only. Your journey to college to attend classes is deemed essential. You should take the following precautions when using public transport:
You can read Merseyrail’s letter to our Principal here: Merseyrail Letter to Colleges
If the college receives a report of a positive test result, we immediately consult with Public Health England (PHE) who provide advice on the process to follow.
All students who have been in class with the individual will be informed that someone in their class has tested positive. PHE will advise of the appropriate measures to take. Provided the college’s social distancing policy of 2 metres or 1 metre plus PPS has been followed, self-isolation may not be necessary for all students within the class. Where PHE advise that isolation is necessary, we will alert all students needing to self-isolate immediately.
Yes, you can still come to college.
New coronavirus restrictions are in place for Liverpool as of 00:01 on Saturday 3rd October 2020.
These restrictions mean that you must not socialise with anyone outside your own household or support bubble in any indoor setting, or in private gardens.
It is also recommended that you do not meet with anyone outside your household or support bubble in outdoor public spaces, such as parks and outdoor hospitality.
We are here to help you. Please click here for full information on how to access support services.
Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation awarding bodies have delayed the release of certificates.
Yes! The College is still open for applications. You can apply for 2020 courses here
If you’ve received an offer from us, please be assured that nothing has changed and your offer still stands. If you’re still waiting to hear back from us, we’re still processing applications daily and will be writing to you shortly to confirm your place at The City of Liverpool College.
At the moment, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the college is not open for ACS assessments for external candidates. However, please note the following information from Gas Safe regarding extension of existing ACS qualifications:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the knock-on effect on the availability of ACS assessment centres, we have worked in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive to extend ACS qualification for an additional 6 months beyond the qualifications’ original expiry date. This will continue on a rolling basis until assessment centres are able to return to normal operation.
For example, any engineer whose qualifications expired on the 29th March 2020 had their competencies extended with a new expiry date of 29th September 2020.
Any engineers coming to the end of the extension period need to be aware that their qualifications will not be extended any further, unless there are exceptional circumstances, and these will be considered on a case by case basis. If this applies to you, please feel free to contact us with evidence to support your request.
If your qualifications have been extended, it’s important that you book your assessment as soon as you’re able to to ensure you can continue to work legally in these areas.
Apprentices and employers will be notified directly of any changes in delivery by the Apprenticeships team, for example where there is a move to online or distance learning. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! New apprenticeship sign-ups are still continuing. If you are an employer needing your apprentice to start straight away, we can arrange sign-ups via virtual meeting to speed things up. If you have any queries, please contact email@example.com.
You can contact student services using the email addresses below:
LRC enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
VLE and e-Learning enquiries: email@example.com
Student finance enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare and nursery enquiries: email@example.com
IT helpdesk support: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also key information for students, and access to the VLE and other learning resources via the student intranet: https://my.liv-stu.co.uk/
At the City of Liverpool College, students are at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to providing a high-quality education and learning experience for all students. We know that during 19/20 students have had significant disruption to their education due the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, whether that be with us here at college or at school. It is important to us that students are supported to catch up and develop their skills.
To help students catch up, we will be delivering a comprehensive program of tuition support across the college for our 16-19 study programme students, over and above their planned delivery for this academic year. All students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths, have outstanding assessment objectives from last year and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are eligible for additional help and will be able to access small group (1 to 3 or max 1 to 5) tuition with us at college.
Wherever possible, we will also support students who have achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths but need that extra level of support to reach their potential in their chosen field of study.
We have identified 4 core cohorts that we will be targeting over the year.
Members of our College Information team are available via: