North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) is revising its arrangements to support students enrolled at its Wigston Campus following the government’s extension to the coronavirus lockdown in Leicester.
Over the last two weeks, the college had begun operating a phased approach to students’ return including for final year students who needed to take technical assessments on college premises, in accordance with stringent social distancing measures. In line with advice from the government on 29 June 2020, the college has reviewed its plans and will close its Wigston Campus and its nursery provision on 1 July 2020.
Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said, “We have been working hard to prepare for eventualities like these and have organised our teams to be able to react swiftly and flexibly to change the way we operate at short notice in accordance with the latest guidance.
“The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and their families is our number one priority and will remain the first principle in our plans. We are extremely proud of the resilience shown by our staff and students through this challenging period.
“We will continue to actively monitor the situation in Leicester and are committed to acting in accordance with the advice of the UK government and Public Health England. We are especially mindful at this time of those students who depend on the college for support and are making every effort to meet their needs.”
All prospective students who have applied to start a college course in September 2020 have been assured that they will be offered a place. NWSLC remains very keen to hear from students still wishing to apply for college places for next year and details about how to make an application are available on its website.