College Status / Updates
The College will continue to closely monitor the evolving challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and will keep under review the relevant government guidance to ensure that the health and safety of our students and staff is maintained. In order to protect our students and maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and support, the College may have to implement certain amendments or other such reasonable adjustments in relation to your time of study at the College.
These may include:
- Alterations to course delivery methods (including implementation of distance or IT based learning)
- Changes to course timetables (including splitting or staggering classes)
- Temporary delays to course delivery; and/or
- Temporary closure of the College.
Should the College make any such changes, you will be promptly informed of their nature, the reasons why they are needed and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career or financial prospects.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these very difficult circumstances. We hope that all our students and their families stay safe. For the latest government information please click here.
Frequently Asked Questionslast updated 20/05/2020
Alongside the impact on GCSE and A level exams, students taking vocational qualifications such as BTEC Nationals, Cambridge Technical, level 2 and 3 qualifications and access programmes are also affected by the summer 2020 cancellations.
The Department for the Economy in NI has announced that it intends, where possible, to award the majority of qualifications and essential skills by the end of August, in line with published results dates, so that students can progress on their chosen pathway. These will be treated in the same way as A levels, with students receiving a calculated result based in part on teacher, trainer and tutor assessment of attainment, and where appropriate combined with other evidence and statistical methods.
Yes! SERC Careers Service remains open as a remote service. This will be monitored by phones and emails during usual business hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. If you applied to University, please check your emails for more guidance.
SERC students – please keep checking your college email for your weekly Careers Bulletin which has all the latest information on UCAS, jobs and opportunities, plus much more.
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