Date: 13/01/2021


Dear Learners / Parents / Guardians,

On January 8th Welsh Government announced that learners would continue remote online learning until at least January 29th.

Welsh Government will review infection rates on January 29th and unless they reduce significantly, we will continue with remote online learning until the end of the February half-term break.

I would like to share with you how we will continue to support learners during this period.

January 13th - 29th Remote Learning & Assessment

  • Learners will continue remote online learning from home.
  • Scheduled course assessments, external assessments and reviews will take place as planned.
  • I would encourage all learners to submit course assessments as your tutors will use these to provide feedback on the progress you are making on your course.
  • Course assessments will also be used as evidence for Centre Assessed Grades (CAG) should Welsh Government decide to use these to award qualifications in the summer.
  • The A Level / GCSE internal assessment window due to run from February 22nd / April 23rd has been cancelled by Qualifications Wales (see letter for more information)
  • We will share more information with you about how your grades will be determined as soon as Qualifications Wales have finalised their plans.

January 13th - 29th Support for Learners

  • Welfare, counselling, advice and guidance, and financial support will be provided through our check-in service and sessions can be booked by contacting staysafe@gllm.ac.uk
  • Campus refectories will be closed, and there will be no college transport.
  • Existing Travel/Arriva transport passes can be used where learners need to attend college during this period. If a learner does not have a travel pass and is required to come to site, Learner Services will either refund the cost of tickets or provide a travel pass. If you have any transport queries please email transport@gllm.ac.uk.
  • Learners in receipt of learning support will continue to be provided with support whilst studying from home.
  • If learners need study skills support please contact: studyskills@gllm.ac.uk
  • If learners need to use IT at college to complete coursework, this will be available at all campuses libraries as follows;
    • Bangor & Llangefni (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm)
    • Glynllifon & Pwllheli (Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm)
    • Dolgellau (Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-4pm)
    • All other libraries (Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-4pm)
    • IT facilities must be booked by contacting learningtechnology@gllm.ac.uk
  • Remote support is available via learningtechnology@gllm.ac.uk (until 7pm on Mondays and 9pm Tuesday-Thursday)

Higher Education Learners

  • You can apply for Extenuating Circumstances for disruption to your studies for reasons outside of your control e.g. you are ill or have been affected by a situation that has had a detrimental impact on your performance.
  • We will hold regular EC panels and will advise you of the outcome via your college email.
  • Claims for EC's based on COVID-19 may not need to be supported by evidence if you are a front line worker, are looking after children at home, have caring responsibilities or have become ill through Coronavirus.

Full guidance on EC's is available https://www.gllm.ac.uk/hepolicies/.


I will continue to share information with you via social media, the website and your college email.

I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging and changing times.

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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