Date: 17/2/2021


Dear Learners / Parents / Guardians,

On February 10th Welsh Government revised their arrangements for learners returning to school and college after the February half term.

I would like to share with you what the recent announcement means for college learners.

February 22nd Onwards Remote Learning & Assessment

  • All learners will continue with remote online learning from home.
  • A small number of learners undertaking vocational “licence to practice” qualifications will be asked to attend college to complete assessments from February 22nd.
  • The licence to practice qualifications are in the following areas; Construction, Engineering, Landbased, Motor Vehicle and Professional Cookery.
  • Scheduled course assessments, external assessments and reviews will continue to take place as planned.
  • You must only attend a college campus if you are asked to by the college.

A Level/GCSE & Vocational Assessment

  • We are working with the awarding bodies to finalise how grades and qualifications will be awarded this summer.
  • It is likely that we will be able to share more detailed information with you during March.
  • The changes are likely to mean that most learners’ grades will be determined by course assessments completed this year.
  • I would therefore encourage all learners to submit course assessments so that you are awarded a grade which reflects your progress and achievements this year.
  • I understand that this is a challenging time and know that studying remotely from home can be difficult. If you need help please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from our support services below.

February 22nd Onwards Vulnerable Learner Support

  • If learners are feeling vulnerable and need counselling, welfare or financial support this will be provided through our check-in service and sessions can be booked by contacting staysafe@gllm.ac.uk.
  • Learners in receipt of learning support will continue to be provided with support whilst studying from home. If you have any queries about learning support please contact aln@gllm.ac.uk.
  • Learners can access online study skills support by contacting studyskills@gllm.ac.uk.
  • If learners need to use IT at college to access their course online, this will be available at campus libraries. IT facilities must be booked by contacting learningtechnology@gllm.ac.uk.
  • If learners need to loan an IT device or mobile internet connection to study from home, please contact learningtechnology@gllm.ac.uk.
  • If learners need help to access your course remotely IT support is available via learningtechnology@gllm.ac.uk (until 7pm on Mondays and 9pm Tuesday-Thursday).

If you are asked to attend college we have introduced more stringent Health and Safety measures to keep everyone safe. The key changes include 2m social distancing and wearing face coverings in classrooms, and workshops.

We are starting to see positive news regarding Coronavirus, and I really hope that we can welcome more groups of learners back onto campus in the coming months.

In the meantime I would ask that you stay safe at home, and only come to a college campus when you are asked to by the College.

Diolch and Stay Safe,


Dafydd Evans
Chief Executive Officer


Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
Llandudno Road
Rhos-on-Sea
Conwy LL28 4HZ
Phone: 01492 546666
 

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