Lambeth College - Coronavirus

Information for Applicants

Update 29 April

Message from our local Police Safer Schools Officer.

We find ourselves in unchartered territory during this International Covid19 Pandemic. Whilst the majority of us are having to deal with new ways in which we live, work and educate, a small number of individuals are taking advantage of this situation and using it for their own criminal gains.

There have been a number of identified scams that have been posted to online social media and mobile phone direct messaging platforms, email and door to door contact. We would like to encourage both parents/carers and students alike to stop, think and research the authenticity prior to engaging or re-posting any message in order to prevent becoming a victim of criminal activity.

The link bleow is from law enforcement, government and private sector partners that are working together to encourage members of the public to be more vigilant against fraud. You can find our Little Book of Cyber Scams and animations videos for online safety and fraud prevention at:

www.met.police.uk/littlemedia 


Update - 23 April 

Grading of Qualifications 2020-21


To keep students, staff and members of our local community safe, and in line with Government Guidance, we are all working remotely. 

We appreciate this is a very unsettling time for many and we aim to support everyone as much as possible. we are still available for students and applicants and can be contacted by email for any questions or queries that you may have during this time.

For admissions please email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Students

Student learning has moved on-line.

If you have trouble with your password please go to Moodle and complete the Password Reset Form

For general queries you can contact us throughout this period via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have a safeguarding concern please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit our Out of Hours Safeguarding Guidance page for more infomation, website links and useful contacts. 

For more information about how Access students will be assessed, or will continue their learning in the current uncertain environment please visit www.accesstohe.ac.uk

Staff

If you have any HR related questions or are unable to work remotely please contact your line manager and Human Resources via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

The College is operating in line with the guidance from Government for vulnerable students and children of key workers. 


In line with the advice from Government our buildings closed from Monday 23 March.

Students will continue their studies remotely using a variety of methods and teachers will be regularly communicating with them to support with online learning and accessing information. If students need support there is help on Moodle (https://moodle.lambeth.ac.uk/) and there will be regular updates posted there.

If your parents are a designated key worker and/or you need additional support during the closure period, please contact the remote support line we have set up on 0207 501 5152.


This is an evolving situation and we are continuing to follow Government and Public Health England advice so that we can monitor and respond accordingly. 

We will be working hard to maintain education services during this period. Our teachers will be supported to share lessons via our Vitual Learning Environment, Moodle, and lessons will continue remotely.

Students will receive communications to set expectations from working and learning at home. Any exams/assessments planned before Easter will not be going ahead, with more information on future examination arrangements as we have it. We will also continue to reply to our customer service and admissions emails.

We would like to be clear to students who have applied to college, or who are considering applying for courses starting in September and who are nervous of what cancelled exams might mean, we will have a place for you. Please apply via our website as normal and we will be in touch with you as we have more information.

We will work closely with our employer partners and apprentice employers to aim to limit disruption and provide as much support as possible.

As this is an evolving situation we would like to remind you that we will share any updates, on this web page, as they occur as well as via our official social media channels.


If you have any concerns about your health in relation to Coronavirus please follow Public Health England advice. Please regularly check the advice on the gov.uk website regarding travel. The NHS has some comprehensive advice on what to do if you feel unwell and what to do on their website.

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Are your future events, including open days, still going ahead?

We will review the Coronavirus situation as it develops and make decisions about future events closer to the time. We will continue to follow advice from the Government and Public Heath England and act accordingly.

How can I protect myself from Coronavirus?

We can all play our part. To protect yourself and others, basic hygiene such as washing our hands regularly and using tissues when we cough and sneeze is the best way to slow the spread of germs and infection. Posters are around our campus giving advice on hand washing and good hygiene for staff, students and visitors.

If you would like more information, please visit:

Public Health England

Gov.uk – for the current Government response

You can find medical guidance on coronavirus on the NHS website. You can also sign up to alerts on infectious diseases on gov.uk.

Department of Health and Social Care

Travel guidance for the education sector. This guidance is for students and staff in the education sector planning to travel in the UK or overseas, and for those who are already overseas.

Guidance for Parents

• National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff
• Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus
• Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing
• Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing
• Carers UK - Guidance for carers
• Covibook – An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic
Amaze - Information pack for parents
Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.
Together for short lives - Coronavirus Q&A

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