Covid-19 Information

Update 15/01/2021 – During the college closure, all students will continue learning through remote and online delivery. Students are asked to engage in their normal timetabled sessions, as far as they can, and communicate any issues with their tutor or course leader. The college makes extensive use of Microsoft Teams to support students’ learning online. Any student needing help accessing their courses, or support about any other aspect of their experience at college should contact the college via .  One of the college’s assistant principals, Roland White, has responsibility for the quality of remote learning at the college. If any student or parent/carer have any concerns about the quality of remote education being delivered by the college please contact him via

8th January 2021 – Latest Student & Staff letter from the Principle

Provision for students during lockdown

The majority of students will be asked to participate in learning remotely, typically online. Tutors will be in contact with students on a regular basis and will set tasks for completion and provide online group learning each week. If you have any queries about online learning please contact your tutor directly or email for further assistance. For help accessing online learning, including MS Teams or other online College services please visit our online guide.

Those students who are classified as vulnerable or the children of key workers can come into college to access the online learning that other students will be completing from home.

  • Eligible students will be able to access college for those days and times that they would normally be attending lessons at college
  • They will be able to use a computer to access the online learning activities that the college will be providing.
  • Staff will be available to support them, but these staff may not be their usual teacher and therefore not a subject specialist in the area the student is studying. 

Pastoral and Progress Tutors and the Bursary Team also remain available via email, telephone and MS Teams to support students’ personal needs and for financial support including for laptop provision, where students are eligible. Please email initially for support and advice and someone will contact you as soon as possible in normal college hours. You can also contact the Learning and Resource Centre for access to learning materials by emailing

14 December 2020

  • Staff, students and parents have today been notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at The Isle of Wight College. 
  • Student and staff safety is of paramount importance.
  • Government guidelines have been followed stringently and we are working closely with the Public Health Team.
  • A small number of students and staff are now self-isolating.
  • The college remains open.

The College is working hard to support our students during this difficult and unsettling time.

Our priority is to help ensure you have a safe and also enjoyable and rewarding time while studying at College.

We are taking into account the latest government guidelines for COVID-19.

Do I need to wear a face mask while at College?

From Monday 26 October all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a face covering when in public spaces at the college (e.g. corridors, refectory, library, toilets etc). Students and staff may also choose to wear a face covering in other areas of the college (e.g. classrooms and office spaces).

The college has consulted with the recognised trade unions (UCU and Unison), who are both supportive of this measure.

Please remember to maintain social distancing from other people at all times. This means that, wherever possible, stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

We are introducing the requirement to wear a face covering to minimise the possible risk of transmitting coronavirus and to ensure that the college continues to provide a safe place to study and work.

By wearing a face covering in public spaces, we can all contribute to keeping the college open and ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from face-to-face teaching.

Does the College have safety measures in place?

We have a wide range of measures in place as part of our College Risk Assessment. This includes additional hygiene measures, social distancing markings in communal areas outside of departmental bubbles, staggered breaks and one way systems. We have produced a short guide for students and parents/guardians which explains everything you need to know. If you have any questions or concerns about starting College please contact us at

Letter For Parents About Covid 19 Symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.


We also continue to have a wide range of resources available to help support your health and well-being during the summer and into the Autumn. Full details of these resources can be found by clicking the relevant links below.

UPDATED 11th December: UK Gov Apprentice Redundancy advice.

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