Last updated: 1st June 2022
Summer Term 2022 Update: All courses continue as planned
Current government guidance is that higher education courses should continue with onsite delivery. Therefore looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students to Chelsea Harbour in January with extra safeguards in place.
Over the last 2+ years, the global pandemic has disrupted lives worldwide. At KLC, our staff and students have adapted incredibly well to the changing circumstances. Our community has all pulled together, and our teaching, welfare and careers teams have somehow managed to improve further our already enhanced provision to go above and beyond supporting our students.
As we look towards the second term of the 2021-22 academic year, our approach will be the same enhanced onsite teaching with online teaching elements and resources we were delivering before the pandemic but updated with innovations successfully implemented over the last year, which further improves the student experience.
As we all know, things can change rapidly, and we have plans in place just in case we have to adapt to further restrictions or other events. But as we still taught all courses at least two days a week onsite last academic year for two of the three terms, we have proven we can successfully adapt to most things.
Whatever the delivery method, with KLC’s enhanced teaching, you will cover the complete syllabus, achieve the same academic standard and gain your desired qualification in the same timeframe. You will still have the same level of support from tutors, careers and welfare, and access to KLC Connect events and experience the same level of interaction with the industry KLC is known for.
If there are other lockdowns due to new variants or other reasons, then the health and safety of our staff and students remain KLC’s top priority. In addition to socially distanced classes and the various other safety measures we have in place, we will follow the government’s latest requirements.
We continue to recommend that our students register with local health services and, should they feel unwell, seek medical advice in the first instance by calling NHS111, particularly if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as a [persistent] cough, fever or loss of taste/smell.
The following links are for advice being published by official sources. Please ensure you stay up to date as information changes.
Department for Education Helpline
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19, specifically about education. Parents, carers and students can contact the helpline via 0800 046 8687 or by emailing: DfE.email@example.com • Opening hours: 08.00 to 18.00 (Monday to Friday)
The latest advice from Public Health England
Please refer to the UK Government website for the most up to date advice.
Everyone should follow the same standard NHS advice to prevent the spread of colds and flu:
- wash your hands often with soap,
- cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose of this into a bin as quickly as possible
|Frequent cleaning of hands is recommended. Hand sanitiser is available throughout KLC's studios, and we encourage all students, staff and visitors to use this upon entering/exiting the building and periodically throughout the day.|
The latest data suggests Omicron is extremely transmissible and will become the dominant variant by mid-December. Cases are now doubling every 2 to 3 days. If Omicron is left unchecked the NHS is at risk of being quickly overwhelmed.
Everyone aged over 18 will be offered a booster vaccine by the end of December.
Students, if you have concerns or anxiety around the current situation, please speak to the KLC Student Welfare Team who can direct you to the appropriate support.
Contact: Annie or Jessica
Anyone with specific concerns about their own individual health should call NHS 111.
If you are a prospective student looking to interview for a course starting in April or September, please note that we are able to offer Video interviews to avoid the need to travel. Please contact our Admissions Team if you would like to arrange an interview, the team are available on 020 7376 3377 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.