Vice Principal's Update

Vice Principal's Update for Learners, Applicants, Parents and Carers

Updated: Friday 31 July 2020

We’re so pleased to be returning to college this September to offer you our full and quality learner experience, following guidance from Welsh Government published on 31 July.

We have safely and successfully opened our doors throughout the summer to help hundreds of our current and progressing learners to complete assessments, as well as welcoming in some of our new learners to look around the college.  From September, we will be opening our doors to all of you, new and progressing, to physically study with us and we can’t wait to see you all.

Preparations

We’re currently working through the guidance to make sure we’ve put all measures in place to keep everyone safe.  This will include things like extra hygiene measures and avoiding large gatherings, but we’ll let you know more on this at induction.

If you’ve applied, you may have already been contacted about enrolment, but if not, you’ll receive an email shortly. Please also check your junk folder, and if you need to speak to someone about your appointment please email Admissions@coleggwent.ac.uk.

If you haven’t applied yet, it’s not too late!  Just apply online or if you need help deciding which course is right for you, contact our friendly Student Recruitment team by emailing hello@coleggwent.ac.uk

Looking forward to September

Firstly, enrolment…

We’re completing as many enrolments as possible online this year to try to help social distancing.  However, if you are new to Coleg Gwent, you’re changing subject area or starting a new Higher Education course, we will invite you into college to enrol on campus.

Induction

Induction starts on Tuesday 01 September and we’ll let you know during enrolment when you need to attend.  During induction, you’ll meet your tutors, others on your course and we’ll help you find your way around campus.  We’ll also help you to understand the various wellbeing and safety measures that we’ll all be following to make sure we all stay safe.

We expect all full-time learning will start fully by Monday 14 September (detailed in your timetable).

What next?

If you’ve applied but haven’t heard from us about enrolment, worried you’ve made the wrong choice or just want to talk to us about your application, drop us an email at Admissions@coleggwent.ac.uk.

If you haven’t applied yet, it’s not too late!  Apply online now or email hello@coleggwent.ac.uk for help with course advice.

We’ve included some of our Frequently Asked Questions below.

We look forward to seeing you at college in September!

Nicola Gamlin
Vice Principal (Curriculum and Quality)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not.  We’re still welcoming applications across our courses, so please use the ‘Apply Now’ tab at the top of our website (www.coleggwent.ac.uk) and one of our friendly Customer Services team will be in touch.  If you’re unsure which course to choose or you want some advice, email us directly at hello@coleggwent.ac.uk.

We’ll be contacting you shortly to let you know how to enrol.  If you are new to the college, we’ll be inviting you in to have a look around as part of the enrolment process.  If you studied with us previously, we’ll contact you to enrol you online, so you won’t need to come in until your lessons start.  Our enrolment period starts around 18 August, so you’ll be enrolled at some point after this.

Don’t worry.  Just get in touch and let us know.  We’ll then be able to offer you a new slot.

We’ll get you enrolled and make sure you receive all the information you need to start your course.  We’ll show you around the college in a safe way that adheres to all of the safety protocols and we’ll make sure you meet some of your teachers, so that you’re familiar with the college before you start.  We’ll also let you know when your first day of teaching starts.

If you’ve already applied and accepted your offer, you should have been sent a link to sign up to our CG Connect app.  This is an online resource designed to help you to prepare for joining college in September.  If you haven’t signed up, we encourage you to do so, but drop us a line at admissions@coleggwent.ac.uk if you’re having any problems.

Yes.  All full-time Further Education courses will be running to timetables by 14 September at the latest.   The delivery of courses will take account of Welsh Government guidance.  Our priority is to keep everyone safe and to keep learning going.

It is our aim to have as much face to face delivery as possible and we’re working on ways to make this happen safely within Welsh Government guidelines.  Some delivery may need to be online and some may need to be directed (out of the classroom).  We’re currently planning to ensure that whatever the position, we’re ready for it and you’ll get the best possible experience here at the college.

We’ve put all sorts of measures in place to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible and we’re adhering to all Welsh Government protocols.  This includes additional hygiene facilities, room capacity safety measures, social distancing indicators and one-way systems.  We’re working closely with everyone to make sure that full consideration has been given to keeping everyone safe.  You’ll learn more about these as part of your induction.

Yes, of course.  Just because our campuses are closed doesn’t mean that the college is closed, and we’re still available to help you throughout the summer.  Here’s a useful list of contacts for you:

Course & General Enquiries
hello@coleggwent.ac.uk

Application Enquiries
 admissions@coleggwent.ac.uk

Financial Enquiries
Financesupport@coleggwent.ac.uk