Current Students

Covid-19 and staying safe

Covid-19 Lateral Flow Testing

The College has set up a Covid-19 Lateral Flow Testing Centre.

Staff and students who have received approval to return to return to site must book appointments for testing.


Testing is by pre-booked appointment only. Bookings should be made a minimum of 24 hours before you visit campus.​ 

Testing will need to be repeated on the same day each week, so please ensure you book a slot on the following week. (You will need to make separate bookings.)

COVID-19 LATERAL FLOW TESTING – Book appointments here

Please ensure you read the documents below:

Student exams cancelled

Update – Thursday 7 January 2021

The college has received additional information and further updates regarding BTEC and vocational exams. Along with the majority of colleges in the region and nationally we have taken the decision to cancel all exams planned until further notice.

As previously stated, no student will be disadvantaged as a result of not sitting an exam.  The decision will support keeping the community safe and following the stay at home government guidelines. 

Please regularly check this page and our social media channels for further updates.

College buildings closed during national lockdown

Monday 4 January 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a full national lockdown on Monday 4 January 2021. This means with immediate effect Bradford College is now physically closed and all learning will take place online or remotely from Tuesday 5 January.

We continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice, and recommend students and staff monitor our website and social media platforms for regular updates. 

Bradford College’s educational offer (Covid-19)

Children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings – GOV.UK (

Bradford College Students’ Union has lots of advice and support about wellbeingstudying from home, and virtual socialising and staying safe online

Logging on to Bradford College IT and systems

*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.

College library available online

The College’s library is physically closed during lockdown, however students can still access a range of resources and support through our Library Online service.

Library staff are available via email and Microsoft Teams to provide support 9am to 7pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 5pm on Fridays.

A large number of eBooks and eJournals are available to support your studies – and for books you cannot access electronically the library offers a request service where we post the books you need out to you. Visit our Library Online page for more information.

All returns of current book loans are extended to Friday 26 February 2021 so that you can hold on to any books you have out until lockdown is lifted.

Contact the library

Email or talk to us through Microsoft Teams or through our Chat service with any queries.

Absence reporting

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: and/or by calling
01274 088 088, and selecting option 2.

Need help?

Our Student Services Team will be on hand answering queries, 11am – 2pm Monday to Friday via email:

To speak to a friendly Admissions Officer please email or call 01274 088088

For support with Student Finance/Financial Hardship, including:

  • Bursaries
  • Childcare funding
  • Free college meals
  • Travel
  • Hardship payments


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


All other queries which do not fall into the above categories, please email:

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

You can contact our Safeguarding & Wellbeing Team on 01274 088 999 from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday or you can email:

Further details can also be found on our ‘Staying Safe’ poster.

Government guidance:

Public Health England:


Tips for Successful Distance Learning:

Coronavirus Information for International Students:

Department for Education: The Department for Education have set up a Coronavirus helpline for staff, parents and young people to answer their questions about COVID-19 relating to education.

The helpline number is 0800 046 8687, Email: Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Last updated: 19 January 2021

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