Croydon College and Coulsdon College welcome students back

Croydon College and Coulsdon College welcomed students back to the classroom as they embraced the ‘new normal’.

The Colleges have seen a rise in the number of applicants this year, with Coulsdon College now oversubscribed and only accepting students for next academic year 2021/22 and Croydon College also oversubscribed on most courses with just a few spaces left for those still looking to enrol this academic year.

Strict measures have been put in place to make the Colleges Covid Secure, ensuring all students and staff are safe while on site. With the Colleges also prepared to deliver an online learning offer should a lockdown occur again.

Induction videos were also created to allow new students the ability to learn about their new College, before stepping through the doors.

Caireen Mitchell, CEO and Principal, Croydon College: “It has been so nice to see students back in the building and embracing learning. The staff at the College have been exceptional and made sure that we were ready to both welcome students and keep our college community safe. We are very much looking forward to the next academic year and supporting all our students to achieve their potential.

Richard Beales, Principal, Coulsdon College: “We are so excited to be back in the classroom with the students, while offering them a safe learning environment as well as the ability to offer remote learning and support. To have had so many young people joining us this year has been a great pleasure and we look forward to seeing them grow and succeed during their time here.”

With students now back the Colleges are also looking forward to welcoming potential students for the next academic year with their Virtual Open Events taking place on:

Croydon College:

Wednesday 7th October 2020, 4.30pm – 7pm

Saturday 10th October 2020, 10am – 1pm 

 

Coulsdon College:

Saturday 10th October 2020, 10am – 1pm

Thursday 19th November 2020, 5.30pm – 8pm

Students will be able to speak to a variety of teaching staff to help them decide what course is for them with a range of options across the two Colleges including A-level, BTEC, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and distance learning.

To find out more about the courses available still for 2020 and the open days please go to:

www.croydon.ac.uk

www.coulsdon.ac.uk

Croydon College and Coulsdon College ready to welcome students in September with physical and online courses

Croydon College and Coulsdon College are preparing to support both teenagers and adults alike to educate, train and upskill them ready for the post-COVID working world when the new academic year starts in September.

Throughout the recent lockdown both Colleges have remained open providing support for pupils and staff but has also adapted to move teaching online and now has an expansive online learning programme across vocational, A Level, Degree and apprenticeship courses.

With the announcement by the Government that schools and colleges will be open to all students from September, the Colleges will be working throughout the summer to ensure that all COVID-19 safety measures are in place to make learning accessible and safe for all.

For those not able to attend in person, there will be continued online teaching with a dedicated tutor enabling everyone to access the course and qualification they need to progress their careers.

So whether you have just finished your GCSE’s and looking to take the next step, you are looking to take on a new degree, you want the opportunity to gain a qualification while working as part of an apprenticeship, you’ve been furloughed or made redundant and wish to upskill or you just want to learn something new – Croydon College or Coulsdon College has the course for you.

If you would like to talk to someone about your opportunities then every Wednesday the College will be holding weekly virtual advice clinics from 2pm – 4pm, inviting potential students to speak to them about their opportunities and how they can support both now and in the future.

You can also apply for any of the courses available online now with enrolment beginning in August.

Caireen Mitchell, Principal and Chief Executive, Croydon College said: “Croydon College has been here since the 1950’s successfully delivering education, training and skills to our community and despite this pandemic we will still be here in September continuing that work.

Since the start of the pandemic we have moved the majority of our learning online and the feedback we have had from that has been fantastic, students have really engaged and felt that their teachers have continued to support them to ensure their education has not been disrupted during these difficult times.

In September regardless of how much we can have face to face provision or how much is online we will still be able to provide education, training and skills to our community.

The Colleges have a winning combination of staff and fantastic facilities working together to ensure that students don’t just achieve their qualifications but can go on and reach their potential.”

Croydon College and Coulsdon College remains open and ready to support local businesses and residents. To register or for more information please visit https://croydon.ac.uk/ or www.coulsdon.ac.uk