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Coronavirus Update: Higher Education Students

Updated Friday 22 May.

Dear student

Recommencement of Onsite Teaching at City College Plymouth 

I hope you are safe and well. We are now halfway through the summer term and whilst lecturers have been continuing to deliver remote learning, we have been working on a plan to recommence face-to-face learning to a small number of students when it is safe to do so. This will be for students who are required to undertake assessments in order to complete their qualification and progress to the next level or into employment. 

I know our higher education students have finished their academic year and won’t be returning until September, but I would like to keep you informed about what is happening at the College.

By following Government guidance and implementing strict social distancing measures, the College will commence a phased reopening with inductions during week commencing Monday 1 June. Teaching will commence from Monday 8 June.  

The safety of our students and staff continues to be my utmost priority, and we have therefore implemented the following social distancing and safety measures:

  • designated entry and exit doors, physical barriers and floor markings
  • one-way directional flow through corridors and stairwells
  • staggered start, end and break times for sessions
  • hand-washing and sanitising available in thoroughfares
  • social distancing monitoring team circulating the site.

For those students who will be returning for the next year of their programme or progressing to the next level of their course in September, we are currently developing plans to ensure procedures are in place to support you in returning to onsite learning, dependent on social distancing or other restrictions that may be in place at that time. 

Your final assessments are currently being marked, and you will have confirmation of your 2019/20 results in July, after they have been presented at the award boards with your awarding university.

I hope that the information contained in this communication answers any questions you may have about the College reopening after the half-term break, however if you have any queries or concerns please visit the FAQs section on our website or e-mail

Yours sincerely

Jackie Grubb