Covid Update

Student and Parent/Carer guidance for Coronavirus

We hope that you and your families are safe and well in these difficult times. Following on from the last update we are now letting you know what is happening with immediate effect.

As advised by the government, from Monday January 11 2021, the Roundhouse, Joseph Wright Centre and Broomfield Hall colleges will be open for certain full-time students who have been invited to attend. These students will have received emails and contact via their teachers (please check your spam folder). Students who usually attend the Community College in Ilkeston have been given the choice of an alternative site.

These include students sitting BTEC examinations (https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/january-vocational-examinations) and others with certain personal circumstances or vulnerabilities and those needing access to IT equipment for online classes and practical equipment, provided within a Covid safe environment which are vital to their study programmes.

Otherwise, the rest of the full and part time students and apprentices will learn online until further notice.

Students and apprentices will continue to be supported during their online learning by all the support services, and if there are any questions, whether they be IT related, welfare, safeguarding or study support, in the first instance they should telephone 0800 028 0289 and their call will be appropriately directed.

College Systems

Students that are required to work at home can access College systems and content from any internet browser, on any internet-connected device. This can include, but is not limited to, Windows desktops and laptops, apple mac desktops and laptops, tablets (android and apple), mobiles (android and apple), games consoles (PlayStation and Xbox). For games consoles we would recommend plugging in a USB keyboard to make it easier.

To simplify access, we would recommend:

  1. https://my.dcg.ac.uk – this provides links to timetables, Moodle course updates and assignments, office 365 (Teams, OneDrive etc.), pro-portal but will also have a banner which will be used to communicate our latest message to students.
  2. The MyDCG App for mobile device available from the app store – this provides the same links as the above but more conveniently or more inclusively on a mobile phone or tablet device.
  3. https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/student-systems-hub - this provides a link directly to the systems they may need, but will require authentication, whereas the App or MyDCG will only require you to authenticate once on access or install.

For further guidance about working remotely visit:
https://moodle.derby-college.ac.uk/course/edit.php?id=1246679 Student logon for Moodle, Emails or the App is the same as College laptops.

Support Services

Ring 0800 028 0289 for any support needs and a dedicated team will filter your IT, Safeguarding or Welfare needs.

We have set up a support page to help support you when working from home
https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/you-re-not-alone

Students in receipt of bursary payments

During this time if students are in receipt of bursary assistance arrangements a payment will be made to ensure you continue to receive financial support for meals.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the College on 0800 028 0289 and ask to speak to a member of the Student Support Fund.

2021/22 Applications

Applications from school leavers/current Derby College students

We continue to receive 2021/2022 applications for students wishing to join any of the College sites (The Roundhouse, Ilkeston Community College, The Joseph Wright Centre, Broomfield Hall).

Join us at our next virtual open event to find out more https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/news-events/events

Please note: where face to face interviews on college sites would normally take place these will be replaced with alternative interview methods. For example. telephone/remote access interviews.

Absence Reporting

Any DCG student or employee testing positive for COVID-19 must report this to the DCG Health and Safety team immediately by filling out the Covid Positive report form

For any other absences, please ensure you follow the student or employee absence process as normal.

DCG Employer guidance for Coronavirus

The DCG Business Development Team continue to remain in regular dialogue with our employer partners and will continue business as usual with any planned meetings or alternative method of working as mutually agreed.

The DCG Apprenticeship Delivery Team continue to remain in regular dialogue with our employers to limit any potential disruption to learning for your apprentices. For more information call on 01332 387421 or email BusinessEnquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

DCG take our duty of care extremely seriously and we will keep you updated as to any further developments as the need arises via the webpage, DCG social media and directly through your teacher, assessor or business development consultant.
Obviously, this continues to be a difficult time for the whole community and again we thank you for all your patience and understanding.

DCG Covid Safety

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