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Article highlights how learning is continuing in a safe way during the pandemic

An article on how New City College, which includes the three Havering campuses of Ardleigh Green, Rainham and the Sixth Form, has put in safety measures and adapted to the new working environment, has been published by the UK’s largest qualifications awarding body, Pearson.

Written by Sunny Bamra, who is NCC’s Deputy Curriculum Director for Engineering and Automotive, the article explains how the college is working to ensure Government guidelines are being followed so that learning can continue for all students in a safe way.

Sunny, who is passionate about teaching and learning and embedding curriculum through employer engagement, explains in the piece that it is important to welcome students on to the campus safely, but also to offer a blended learning model using virtual and digital technology in order to teach and learn remotely.

He says: “Being prepared and having good communication between teachers and students is paramount during this challenging period. The College continues to provide mainly face-to-face teaching - which currently is at 95% - and is only reverting to on-line teaching if there is a department that has a positive case impacting on other programmes.

“Students and staff are all expected to wear face masks and each workspace and classroom is socially distanced to meet guidelines. Also there are appropriate sanitation stations, with hand sanitiser placed at entrances, exits and at various points in communal areas.”

The full article is here

Pearson’s vocational qualifications include Edexcel, NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognised in more than 70 countries worldwide.