We will be re-opening the college from Tuesday 9 March in the following ways:
From 9 March
- 14-16 learners
- Discreet learners in SEND provision
- HE with practical elements
- Continuing with those students classified as vulnerable and already accessing the college campuses
From 15 March
- 16-18 learners identified as Level 1 priority
- Adults identified as Level 1 priority
- Delayed assessments
As we re-open our sites we will deliver a mix of online and face-to-face learning.
Staff Development Day Monday 22 March
Please note, the College will be closed to all students on 22 March for a staff development day. For students who have already returned to face-to-face learning, college will reopen the following day.
To support the safe re-opening of college, anyone physically attending our buildings must wear a face covering in all areas of the college (classrooms and public areas).
Eating zones will remain set at 2m social distancing to allow for staff and students to eat and drink.
We are implementing a charter to help with and reinforce the re-opening measures, which will be distributed around college and sent to students.
To make sure everyone remains safe on campus, we will be running a testing service as per the government guidance. We expect everyone on campus to have periodic Lateral Flow Device tests. By taking a test you will be helping to keep you and your family safe. It will also help to stop the virus spreading and ensure we can return to face-to-face learning as soon as possible.
Testing will be available for the first two weeks of re-opening at the following times and locations. There is no need to make an appointment. After this time, staff and students will be provided with home testing kits:
DHB – Bronte Lecture Theatre – 7.30am – 3.30pm Daily (Mon-Fri)
Lister – Gallery – 7.30am -3:30pm Daily (Mon -Fri)
Trinity Green – Refectory – 7.30am – 12pm Daily
CTS, Little Germany – 1pm – 4pm Monday – Thursday
Bowling Back Lane – 1pm – 4pm Tuesday and Friday
For the week commencing Monday 15 March, we will be opening our test facilities for additional hours to support our adult students attending evening classes:
David Hockney Building
- 7.30am – 6.00pm (Mon-Thu)
- 7.30am – 3.30pm (Fri)
Keeping everyone safe
There are a number of ways in which the college is being kept COVID safe, including the following:
- COVID Safe Charter.
- Four key messages– Health, Hygiene, Distance, Systems.
- Remember you will need to wear a face covering when you enter our buildings and in communal areas, corridors and classrooms.
- You may remove face coverings when eating/drinking in a designated area.
- No socialising in college or social activities that encourage groups of students to mix outside their groups/bubbles will be permitted.
- A minimum of 30% of teaching to take place online.
- Please use the hand sanitising stations as you enter and move around our buildings.
- Please use the stairs wherever possible (unless you have a health/mobility issue)
- It is important that you familiarise yourself with signs, one-way systems and no-waiting areas.
- Remember to wash your hands regularly and use sanitiser before entering a classroom/workshop/salon/kitchen or lab.
- Sanitising wipes are available outside each classroom/learning environment and in corridors, please wipe down your learning space at the start and end of each lesson.
Enrolment and induction
Our Student Services Team will be on hand answering queries, 11am – 2pm Monday to Friday via:
If you are a current student and you have queries about your exams – remember you can email:
- English and maths GCSE exams queries to: GCSEquestions@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
- For queries about A Level exams email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regardless of your grading outcome this year, our Admissions Team will be on hand throughout your applications process to ensure you secure your place on your chosen course.
Essential Student Services
For support with Student Finance/Financial Hardship, including:
- Childcare funding
- Free college meals
- Hardship payments
Please email: email@example.com
For Careers Guidance and Information Advice and Guidance on:
- UCAS queries and support
- Pre-entry guidance and support with applications
- Support to find casual work
- Support for parents who have become unemployed
- Volunteering opportunities
- All other usual Careers Service support
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other queries which do not fall into the above categories, please email: email@example.com
Safeguarding and Wellbeing
You can contact our Safeguarding & Wellbeing Team on 01274 088 999 from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details can also be found on our ‘Staying Safe’ poster.
Staff and students must continue to report their absence via the usual channels.
• Staff must notify HR and their line manager
• Students must notify their tutors.
Student absence due to sickness or self-isolation should be reported via the College Student Absence e-form:
https://extranet.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/absence/ and/or by calling
01274 088 088, and selecting option 2.
Useful links for studying from home
- Moodle – https://moodle.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/
- Email – https://outlook.com/bradfordcollege.ac.uk
- eTracker – https://plp.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/Login
- Library Services: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/help/knowledge-base/library-services/
- For everything else, please visit: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/help/knowledge-base/student-links/
Bradford College Students’ Union has lots of advice and support about wellbeing, studying from home, and virtual socialising and staying safe online: https://www.bradfordcollegesu.co.uk/
Logging on to Bradford College IT and systems
- Changing/resetting your College IT password:
- Students – logging into the IT network https://learningresources.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/it-services/students-login-guide/
- Contact the Student IT helpline: 01274 088 378
- You can also contact your tutor(s) if you are experiencing login problems. Staff will be available during College term-time hours.
*Please be aware that network connections may be slow due to increased global usage. Please be patient accessing online learning resources, emails, Moodle and Microsoft teams etc. Demand is extremely high while students and staff across the world access online channels at the same time.