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Coronavirus – latest information


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COVID-19 Updates

BCoT's Leadership Team have issued a statement detailing how they will react in response to COVID-19, click here to read the statement.

If you have recently had a COVID-19 test and are awaiting the results, you must not attend college until you have received a negative result.

Update 26 May 2020 - The limited re-opening of BCoT

BCoT has made plans for the limited re-opening of the college from Monday 15 June.

Click on the documents below for more information on how the college will re-open and what steps are being made to ensure the college is safe for staff and students.

Update 12 May 2020

For students - Following new guidance, we've written an update on Vocational and Technical Qualifications, please read more here.

Update 22 April 2020

For students - For more information and guidance on Vocational and Technical Qualifications and what this means for your results, please click here.

Update 3 April 2020

For students - For information on English and math GCSE grading for current students, please click here.

Update - 23 March 2020

From Monday 23 March 2020, the college will move to online learning for all learners.  We will be maintaining timetabled activity through the use of Google classroom.  You should log onto your Dashboard and use the link in your timetabled session to join the lesson remotely.  Your remote attendance will be recorded on the register.  If you do not join the remote lesson you will be marked as absent.

If you require any equipment to enable you to work at home, please contact your RAP tutor as soon as possible.

For students - Access to lessons via Dashboard timetable.

A video has been put together to demonstrate how you can access lessons - watch it here.

If you are planning to join your lessons via a smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the Hangouts Meet app. Click below to download the apps:
Download for Android 
Download for Apple 
 

Please use this website, student emails, Google Hangouts/Meet and your Google Classrooms to access support and self help guidance.

If you have any concerns or worries, please contact your RAP tutor. If you are feeling particularly at risk or vulnerable (especially during Easter) please contact safeguarding@bcot.ac.uk and a member of the safeguarding team will get back to you.

Support for our students

We’ve put together a range of resources for students to help with their wellbeing, online safety and working remotely. Please click on the links below for more information.

 

Work Experience

Students should not attend work experience placements after Friday 20 March until further notice.

Instead students should complete the work experience tasks in Google classroom and record them in the usual way on dashboard to be approved by your WEX Co-ordinator.

Part-time courses

We are not taking enrolments for any part-time courses for the remainder of this academic year.

Government information

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus

 


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