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Coronavirus Arrangements

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our utmost priority. We have put in place protective measures to ensure the safety of our college community once we return in September.  We will continue to update our website and social media with further details of our Covid secure measures. 

Is the college open again?

The college reopened for face to face teaching on the 7th September. We have implemented a system of blended learning for the beginning of term, which combines 50% online learning and 50% in-college learning for most students. As term progresses, we will reduce online learning and deliver as much face to face teaching as possible.

How do I report a coronavirus case?

Please report any positive cases to Health and Safety on 0151 252 3065 or email


What about enrolment?

For September 2020 courses, enrolment will take place on our new online enrolment portal. For more information, click here.

What safety measures will be in place when college reopens?

The City of Liverpool College is committed to following all government guidance throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and will also be taking our own, additional measures to keep students and staff safe. This guidance is always evolving but some measures we will be taking include: 

  • Reduced numbers of people on college campuses at any one time 
  • Social distancing measures in place across college sites 
  • Guidance for all students and staff on how to stay safe and keep others safe 
  • Ensuring those with symptoms of Covid-19 understand that they should not attend college under any circumstances 
  • Hygiene protocols and distancing/directional signage around centres which all students and staff will be asked to adhere to. Safety measures will also be in place in teaching spaces, LRCs and social areas to ensure you can access them safely.
  • All staff and students will be expected to wear face coverings in corridors and communal areas at all times.


How will I get my results?

Please click here for full details on how to access your results.

How will I get my results certificates?

Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation awarding bodies have delayed the release of certificates until centres have re-opened.

Can I still apply?

Yes! The College is still open for applications.  You can apply for September 2020 courses here

I've already applied, what will happen with my application?

If you’ve received an offer from us, please be assured that nothing has changed and your offer still stands. If you’re still waiting to hear back from us, we’re still processing applications daily and will be writing to you shortly to confirm your place at The City of Liverpool College.

Is the college still offering ACS assessments to external candidates?

At the moment, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the college is not open for ACS assessments for external candidates. However, please note the following information from Gas Safe regarding extension of existing ACS qualifications:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the knock-on effect on the availability of ACS assessment centres, we have worked in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive to extend ACS qualification for an additional 6 months beyond the qualifications’ original expiry date. This will continue on a rolling basis until assessment centres are able to return to normal operation.

For example, any engineer whose qualifications expired on the 29th March 2020 had their competencies extended with a new expiry date of 29th September 2020.

Any engineers coming to the end of the extension period need to be aware that their qualifications will not be extended any further, unless there are exceptional circumstances, and these will be considered on a case by case basis. If this applies to you, please feel free to contact us with evidence to support your request.

If your qualifications have been extended, it’s important that you book your assessment as soon as you’re able to to ensure you can continue to work legally in these areas.

How can I access counselling and mental health support during college closure?

The College will be making every effort to ensure students are still able to access key support and well-being services, by telephone or email, whilst the College is closed. You can continue to access additional support using resources found here

To speak to someone urgently, please call Crisis Line Support on: 0151 296 7200

Psychological Support Line for those struggling with the impact of Covid-19: 0151 473 0303

Find more information on all Mersey Care 24-hour support services HERE

How can I access the VLE?

The VLE remains accessible using the following link: you should log in as usual with your student username and password. Should you experience any difficulties logging in, contact the helpdesk at

How can I access student support services?

The College will be making every effort to ensure students are still able to access key support services whilst the College is closed. You can contact student support services using the email addresses below:

LRC enquiries:

VLE and e-Learning enquiries: 

Student finance enquiries: 

Childcare and nursery enquiries: 

IT helpdesk support: 

Careers Advice and Guidance – email: / tel: 0151 252 3607

There is also key information for students, and access to the VLE and other learning resources via the student intranet:

What will happen instead of exams?

The government has issued guidance that assessment for GCSE, AS- and A-level and Access courses will be based on final calculated grades. This means that your teachers will work closely with awarding bodies to work out the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned. This is based on a number of factors, including non-exam assessment, the results of any homework assignments or mock exams, and any other records of your performance over the course of study.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

Ofqual Letter to Students

Ofqual Grading Guidance for Students, Teachers, Parents and Carers

Ofqual has not yet issued guidance about how grades will be calculated for other courses, such as vocational or technical qualifications. We are working closely with regulators and will provide updates as soon as this guidance is available.

Can my teacher tell me what my calculated grade will be?

No. At this stage, teachers are working on the above process in order to calculate the grades they will submit to the exam board for you, so currently teachers do not have final information. Even once your teacher has submitted your grade, the decision is not final until the exam board has looked at the national picture and moderated all grades which have been submitted. Teachers are strictly not allowed to disclose to students the grades they have submitted to exam boards.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

Ofqual Letter to Students

Ofqual Grading Guidance for Students, Teachers, Parents and Carers

I have another query, who should I contact?

Members of our College Information team are available via:


If your query is student finance related, please email:

When do I need to enrol?

You can find full details about this year’s enrolment here.

If you are a returning student, please ensure you check your college email for information about enrolment.

Source: Find out more about Recite Me Last updated: 25/09/2020 23:31:29