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DCG Outlines Future Arrangements

Derby College Group (DCG) has remained open for certain students to attend Broomfield Hall and for children at the Little Explorers Nursery also at Broomfield Hall.

Further guidance has been published about which technical and vocational qualifications can be assessed by the College (along with A levels and GCSEs) and those which require additional assessment before they can be completed and claimed this summer.

Please be assured that, as soon as we have final confirmation, teachers and tutors will communicate specific details to their students.

Take a look at the Government's whole framework.

As I am sure you are aware, on 10th May 2020, the government gave further guidance regarding the reopening of educational settings for a minority of students from 1st June 2020, in addition to children of key workers and those who are vulnerable.

See link The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy (FYI - FE Colleges are mentioned on page 30 Step Two of the Government strategy)

In response to this recent government guidance, the management within DCG are now working with key support teams (including Health and Safety/Estates and Facilities etc) in order to undertake a full risk assessment and identify detailed plans which reflect government advice to ensure we can accommodate more students safely.

As I am sure you can appreciate, we need to get this right and as soon as we have our plans in place we will communicate these to you. I am sure you appreciate that our priority is to keep students, staff and parents/carers safe.

I hope you and your families are well.

DCG

Virtual learning and studying at home are not just the ‘new normal’ for young people across the county – it is also the challenge facing hundreds of adult students at Derby College Group (DCG) who are juggling their studies with work and family life.

Capital Works Planned Ahead of T-Level Launch

Derby College Group (DCG) is forging ahead with adapting work spaces for the first students who will join the new T Level programmes this September.

Two higher education students at Derby College Group (DCG) have received regional recognition for their commitment to learning by the prestigious Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

HE Student Further Guidance

Dear Access to HE students

We have today received further guidance regarding the arrangements for completion of your Access to HE course. Below are the key points that you should read in conjunction with the full guidance from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

Derby College Group Easter Break Update

Derby College’s teaching moved online from Friday March 20 and Broomfield Hall has continued to support students whose parents are key workers or who are vulnerable.

Ofqual has set out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams.

Find everything you need to now on their website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gcses-as-and-a-level-awarding-summer-2020

We are still awaiting information from our vocational awarding body.

Derby College Group (DCG) is launching a new higher education study programme in partnership with The Open University which is designed to better prepare creative practitioners for the world of work.

Derbshire County Council is doing a large scale recruitment for care workers and children’s workers. These roles are flexible with short and long term contracts.

Communication to Students

Following the government announcement to close schools and colleges, we are awaiting further information regarding how some qualifications will be graded. There has been initial information shared about A Levels and GCSE suggestions and the vocational courses will follow shortly

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