Friday 3rd April 2020
All students – please check your emails and the document below regarding your Easter work. Keep up the hard work to make sure you’re on track for the new term on Monday 20th April.
Thursday 26th March 2020
All students and staff are studying and working remotely from home, following the latest government advice.
All ACC buildings are closed.
Please continue to follow official advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Stay home and look out for one another.
Students and coursework :
– It’s really important that students continue with their studies, coursework and in-year assignment work and keep in contact through Moodle and via the online and the virtual support sessions planned.
-We are seeking further guidance from the awarding bodies and Department for Education on vocational and academic exams and will provide more information as soon as we can.
Applicants for September 2020:
-If you have had your interview for September 2020, and have been made a conditional or unconditional offer, that still stands and we’re still looking forward to welcoming you in September. We will await further guidance from the Government about the situation with exams.
-If you haven’t yet had your interview, these will now be arranged for a telephone conversation or Google Hangout, with auditions taking place later in the year for certain courses. These can be booked in the usual way, via your website application login or calling the Admissions Team.
-ACC is committed to ensuring that applicants are not adversely affected by the current situation, especially those who were due to take exams this summer. If you’ve not already applied, then please visit our applications page here, email our admissions team email@example.com or call 0800 28 18 42
Thursday 19th March 2020
Following the announcement of school closures made by the Prime Minister on Wednesday evening, Access Creative College has decided to heed this advice and shut the campuses to college students at 5pm today until further notice. As per our previous statement, we are committed to still provide an education for all students. This will mean that work will be set remotely using our virtual learning environment – “Moodle”. Please download the guides below for more information.
Apprenticeship learning and assessments will continue virtually and students can still access their work on One File. Please download the guide below for more information.
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Birmingham, London, Norwich and York campuses are all temporarily closed for cleaning. Manchester, Bristol and Lincoln currently still open.
Tuesday 17th March 2020
As you know, all schools and colleges are following advice from Public Health England (PHE) and the Government regarding Coronavirus and we will not close the College unless instructed to do so. However, as the UK is going into the next phase of dealing with the virus, there is a possibility that we may be instructed to fully close at some point in the future. If this happens, as far as possible, our intention is that we continue to provide an education for all students. This will mean that work will be set remotely using our virtual learning environment – “Moodle”. Moodle is explained in the accompanying guide (download below).
Throughout a full closure, email contacts will be provided for each subject area and course which will be closely monitored by staff. This will allow parents and students to ask questions and raise concerns.
The most recent PHE advice to self-isolate if you are showing symptoms of a persistent cough or high temperature may also mean that we could see a high number of staff absences in the coming weeks/months. Again, our hope is to minimise disruption for our families and students so classes and timetables may be modified using levels of staffing available at any given time. If students show the described symptoms, we ask parents to adhere to the PHE self-isolation guidance and report absence in the normal way. Further details on the symptoms can be found here.
At this time, there is no way of knowing the full impact of the Coronavirus on our working and family lives but we will do our very best to support those that become affected by it, as and when this happens. We will do our best to reduce student anxieties and we will continue to advise students to wash hands to prevent infection.
We also recognise that some students or members of their immediate family may have underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems arising from treatment or medication which may leave them more susceptible to infection. In these circumstances, you may have concerns about continuing to attend College and/or using public transport as a means to attend. We would advise learners to contact their Course Leader about any concerns that they may have.
We will endeavour to update you on the college response to government guidance and instruction. Please be aware that whilst we have made contingency plans with leaders using current guidance, they are subject to change.
These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your continued support and patience during this challenging period.