College FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We are in unprecedented times and realise that you will have lots of questions. We don’t have all the answers as yet but below is some information that you may find useful. We will keep this page updated as and when we receive new information.

July update for September 2020 starters

We’re really excited that you’ve applied for a course at Pembrokeshire College and we hope that you are looking forward to starting your course with us in September.

We know that you, and your parents/carers, are bound to have lots of questions about how Covid-19 will affect your place at College so we’d like to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief update on what we know so far.

What we know:

  1. Your application to study at Pembrokeshire College will not be affected by the pandemic. The mode of delivery may change (see ‘What we think we know’ below) but we are still planning to run all our full-time courses.
  2. Many of you will have now received an offer of a place on a course (subject to meeting the entry criteria on results day) so please be assured that your place at College is safe. For those of you who haven’t yet received an offer, please don’t panic, the Admissions team are working remotely which is making things a little slower but we haven’t forgotten you. If you are concerned that you haven’t heard anything, please email Admissions at: admissions@pembrokeshire.ac.uk
  3. All learners would normally be invited into College for several hours at the end of August for an Enrolment Day. Plans are underway to complete as much of your enrolment as possible electronically. This may mean that you either won’t need to come into College at all to confirm your place or you’ll just need to come in for a short appointment. We plan to send out further details by the end of July.
  4. All of our support services will continue to operate and be available for learners to access.
  5. Any 1:1 support provided for learners will be risk assessed. Any personal care, first aid or other activities which involve close contact with a learner will be risk assessed and any additional control measures including PPE put in place.
  6. We will be following the Welsh Government’s comprehensive set of protocols which will include hygiene and social distancing measures to ensure the College is safe for both learners and staff. Your safety is our top priority.

What we think we know:

  1. We are expecting some social distancing measures to still be in place at the start of the academic year in September. This will mean that some elements of your course will be delivered online with you coming into the College to complete the practical elements or to access specialist IT devices.
  2. To be able to study effectively online you will need access to IT resources such as a good laptop/PC and internet access. Below is an outline of the type of laptop/PC you will need to be able to access the online learning (specialist resources such as Macs and software such as CAD and computer programming software will be accessed when you are in College). We know that not everyone has access to their own laptop or reliable internet, so please make contact with us as soon as possible if this will be a problem so we can work together on finding a solution. Email: info@pembrokeshire.ac.uk
  3. We will need to be ready to go into a second lockdown with very short notice should the number of cases suddenly rise. This makes the ability to be able to access learning resources from home really important.

What we don’t know yet:

  1. As yet we don’t know what social distancing restrictions will be in place and this will have a huge impact on the number of learners we can safely allow to access our College campus at any one time. This will impact on the level of online learning and how we put together a rota for learners to access the College campus for taught sessions. We will provide you with further updates as we receive them.
  2. We don’t know how transport to and from the College will be affected, again, we will update you once we have a clearer picture.
  3. We don’t know if we will be permitted to open the refectory or other onsite services.

Unanswered questions:

No doubt you have many questions about what your course is going to look like in September. Whilst we are not likely to have all the answers for a number of weeks yet, please email your questions to: marketing@pembrokeshire.ac.uk and we will try to find the answers, or let you know when we think we may be in a position to give you an answer.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Getting ready for online learning:

As some of your learning is likely to take place online, please refer to the below for guidance on the best devices to allow you to study effectively from home.

Updated on 01 July – 09:16

  • July update for September 2020 starters

General Questions

Can I still access the College?

From Monday 23rd March all face-to-face teaching will be replaced with remote learning. Learners and members of the public will not be able to access the College after 4:30pm on Friday 20th March.

How long will the College be closed for?

At present our buildings will be closed to learners and members of the public until further notice. We will continue to review advice from Public Health Wales and Welsh Government. Please regularly check our website and social media for updates.

Our Senior Management Team is meeting regularly to ensure we have the most up-to-date information to share with our staff and learners.

What about the salons, gym and restaurant?

Unfortunately, the gym, salons, sports hall and restaurant have already been closed to the public. We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause but hope that you understand.

Is BrightStart Nursery open?

Following discussions with parents, Bright Start Day Nursery will close from 6.00pm on Friday 20 March.

What if I need to access support?

College support services will be operating as normally as possible.

Pastoral Support will remain in place and learners will be contacted by their personal tutors/coaches whilst they are not in College.

Counselling Services will continued to be offered online, by email and via the telephone. Please contact Heidi and Jon via their college email addresses to book your appointment or to discuss your options further. You will then be given the relevant details you need to proceed with your chosen platform of counselling. h.lester@pembrokeshire.ac.uk or j.hazell@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Please be assured, that during these uncertain and difficult times we will continue to work ethically with our clients offering them confidential counselling support to suit their individual needs and availability.

Safeguarding Services will continue to operate normally, in compliance with Welsh Government Safeguarding Guidance for Covid 19. Should you need to make contact with us to notify us of any concerns/information you can do so via:

  • email – safe@pembrokeshire.ac.uk
  • Safeguarding Mobile – 07813 546 695
  • Child Services – 01437 776 444
  • Adult Safeguarding Team – 01437 776 056 (out of hours – 03003 332 222)

UCAS Support will be available via Maxine Thomas: ma.thomas@pembrokeshire.ac.uk or 07989 430 703

If I was being supplied with period products from the College, what happens now?

If you were accessing period products from the College. We can still support you in this regard in the form of a monthly monetary amount. If you are already in receipt of the College FCF it will be through an enhanced payment. If not a recipient of the FCF we will need you to register with us your bank account details and some further basic information. Please email: s.finance@pembrokeshire.ac.uk, telephone 01437 753134 or contact through Facebook messenger.

Information for Parents

What will happen to EMA/WGLG/Financial Contingency Fund payments?

If a learner is ordinarily in receipt of EMA, WGLG or Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) payments these will continue as normal. Access to Moodle will be being monitored.

How do learners work remotely?

Learners will be able to access work via Moodle and Live School. Tutors will have been through this with their groups. If a learner is struggling they can contact their tutor or the IT Helpdesk: helpdesk@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

How do learners access support?

Pastoral Support will remain in place and learners will be contacted by their personal tutors/coaches whilst they are not in College.

Counselling Services will continued to be offered online and via the telephone. Please contact Heidi and Jon via their college email addresses to book your appointment or to discuss your options further. You will then be given the relevant details you need to proceed with your chosen platform of counselling. h.lester@pembrokeshire.ac.uk or j.hazell@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Please be assured, that during these uncertain and difficult times we will continue to work ethically with our clients offering them confidential counselling support to suit their individual needs and availability.

Safeguarding Services will continue to operate normally, in compliance with Welsh Government Safeguarding Guidance for Covid 19. Should parents need to make contact with us to notify us of any concerns/information they can do so via:

  • email – safe@pembrokeshire.ac.uk
  • Safeguarding Mobile – 07813 546 695
  • Child Services – 01437 776 444
  • Adult Safeguarding Team – 01437 776 056 (out of hours – 03003 332 222)

UCAS Support will be available via Maxine Thomas: ma.thomas@pembrokeshire.ac.uk or 07989 430 703

Full Time Students

How do I access remote learning?

Access to Moodle from home is simple and straightforward. Go on to the college website and click the Moodle link under the My College section. Or go through your MyDay app. Or simply go to moodle.pembrokeshire.ac.uk Log in using your usual username and password. If you cannot log in for any reason, click the Need Help and the Moodle team will help you!

If your tutor has arranged to teach classes through our LIVE school programme, you will already know about this and received a classroom link via email.

What is happening with exams/assessments - GCSE's?

Summer examinations for GCSEs, A-levels and BTEC have been cancelled.


Thank you for continuing to engage in the remote learning opportunities that have been set up for you. In a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for you all, we have been pleased to be able to provide some continuity and stability in the form of regular contact with your tutors.

Many of you have been worried about how your GCSE ‘fair grade’ will be awarded and we now have the information from Qualifications Wales which gives us clear guidance.

www.qualificationswales.org/english/publications/grades-a-message-to-learners

We will be asked to send in the following:

  • The grade we believe that you were most likely to achieve if the exams had happened as planned.
  • The order of our learners, by performance, for each grade.

What evidence we know that we will use for the ‘centre assessed grade’:

In order to send this information, we will consider a full range of information. The information will include:

  • Your general progress from September to March.
  • Your performance in classwork and homework.
  • Any non-exam assessment that you may have completed e.g. oracy.
  • Any results in assignments, tests or mock exams.

Your centre assessed grade will not be made up from one piece of evidence but will be a professional and holistic judgement made from a combination of all of these things.

We need to stress that your final grade will be awarded by Qualifications Wales, and not by Pembrokeshire College. The grades that we submit will be subject to standardisation across the WJEC cohort.

What evidence we will not be required to provide for the ‘centre assessed grade’:

  • We have been advised against including work completed post-closure in the judgement for the centre assessed grade.
  • There will not be a requirement for you to complete any End of Course online assessment as part of the centre assessed grade evidence.

Next steps:

We will continue to make GCSE subject sessions available to you until the official end of GCSE teaching on Friday, 22nd May.  We will contact you by the end of the Easter holidays (20th April) to ensure that you continue to have the right links to access either a Moodle Forum and/ or an online Electa session.

We now know that your continued engagement in your GCSE sessions will not materially affect your ‘centre assessed grade’ at GCSE, but it will allow us to:

  • Make specific recommendations about your ability to work remotely and independently to support your progression in college and/or to your employer.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to revise and consolidate elements of your GCSE course in more depth to support your onward studies.

If you have any further questions please email skills@pembrokeshire.ac.uk


We will keep this page updated with developments as we receive them.

What’s happening with Essential Skills Qualifications - ESQs?

Summer examinations for GCSEs, A-levels and BTEC have been cancelled.


Many of you may have been concerned about how your ESQ Application of Number (EAON) and/or ESQ Communication (EComms) and/or Essential Digital Literacy Skills (EDLS) qualification will be completed this academic year.

By now your tutors should have contacted you via your College email and be referring you to activities to complete weekly since the College closure on 20th March 2020. Thank you for continuing to engage in the remote learning opportunities that have been set up for you. In a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for you all, we have been pleased to be able to provide some continuity and stability in the form of regular contact with your tutors.

We have now received guidance from WJEC as to how your ESQ qualification will be awarded this academic year and what evidence will be needed. See WJEC website: wjec.co.uk/home/supporting-teachers-and-learners-during-coronavirus/essential-skills-wales-faqs

Please see below how Pembrokeshire College will be moving forward on the advice from Qualifications Wales and WJEC with regards to your Essential Skills qualifications:

For all learners who have completed and passed a formally assessed Controlled Task this academic year

  • All “formally assessed” controlled tasks for Application of Number (EAON), Communication (EComms), Digital Literacy Skills (EDLS) that took place during the period September 2019 to March 2020 will be marked by tutors and a pass/fail will be confirmed.
  • If you have passed the controlled task under normal circumstances, you would be put forward for the online confirmatory test for EAON and EComms and structured discussion for EDLS and on passing it would gain the full qualification.
  • However, advice from WJEC indicates that due to the unforeseen circumstances this year and college closures the confirmatory test/structured discussion part of the assessment will not now take place and that any learner who has passed the controlled task element may be awarded the full qualification for this academic year once the internal quality moderation process has been applied. For learners who, on first attempt at Controlled Task, did not pass but who attended group classes/workshops/individual tuition for whom evidence is available you will receive a “centre calculated grade”- pass/fail

What is a centre calculated grade and how will it work?

  • Learners who have not successfully completed either the controlled task or confirmatory test assessments prior to 20 March 2020 and were due to complete their Essential Skills Wales qualifications before the end of July 2020, will receive a centre calculated grade.
  • A centre calculated grade should be based on each learner’s performance over the course of study and a realistic judgement awarded had they completed their assessment this summer.

This centre calculated grade will be confirmed after Internal Quality Verification process has been applied (date tbc). Evidence will be based on the following:

  • Your general progress from September 2019 to July 2020 (both in class and remotely).
  • Your performance in classwork and homework.
  • Completion of practice tasks/tests.
  • Your attendance.

Learners who do not receive a pass based on a ‘centre calculated grade’.

  • Learners who do not pass the qualification based on a centre calculated grade will be given the opportunity to develop their skills further and take the confirmatory test for Communication (ECOMMS) or Application of Number (EAON), or the controlled task for EDLS in order to pass the qualification when centres re-open.
  • This opportunity will be available until 30 November 2020.
  • You will be contacted once the college re-opens to attend tuition sessions and sit the confirmatory test.

Next Steps

We will inform you in due course if you have “passed” the formally assessed controlled task and you will be awarded the Essential Skills qualification and will no longer need to engage in online learning.

Until then, we strongly encourage you to continue to engage in remote learning with your ESQ tutors via your College email and Moodle until the 22 May 2020 (FE) and end of July 2020 (WBL), which you can access using your username (College ID) and password (date of birth) until final decisions have been made in regard to your centre assessed grade.

If you do not engage in this remote learning you will disadvantage yourself in terms of your literacy and numeracy skills development and ability to gain the full qualification this academic year.

If you have any further questions or problems accessing College email or Moodle, please contact: helpdesk@pembrokeshire.ac.uk. If there is any specific reason why you cannot access remote learning please let us know so we can try to resolve the issue you might have. Please email skills@pembrokeshire.ac.uk in the first instance and we will get back to you asap.


We will keep this page updated with developments as we receive them.

What is happening with exams/assessments - A-levels?

Summer examinations for GCSEs, A-levels and BTEC have been cancelled.


If you currently have assignments outstanding, it is important you continue to work on these remotely from home to allow you to complete your course and be awarded with the correct grade.

We know that learners are understandably anxious about the cancellation of external examinations and the predicted grades that will be awarded as a result.

We have provided a summary below of what we do know and what we are still seeking clarification on below – we hope this is helpful to you.

We ask at this time that you do not contact your subject tutor directly regarding your teacher assessed grade. They cannot give any true indication of what this grade will be as we are not fully informed at this stage. Please continue to engage with your subject tutors about your learning as outlined in our remote learning expectations.

If you have any questions, please send them to alevels@pembrokeshire.ac.uk and we will get back to you.

What we currently know:

How will AS and A-level grades be calculated?

  • This will be done by submitting two pieces of information for each qualification, based on what is known about your work and performance:
    • the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened as planned
    • the order of learners, by performance, within those grades
  • For the ‘centre assessed grade’ we will include:
    • your general progress from September to March
    • your performance in classwork and homework
    • any non-exam assessments that you may have completed (eg Oracy)
    • any results from assignments, test or mock exams
  • Not required for the ‘centre assessed grade:
    • including any work completed after College closer
    • to complete any End of Course online assessments
  • This information will allow WJEC and other exam boards to gather and compare grades across centres.
  • We need to stress the grade will be awarded by Qualification Wales and not by Pembrokeshire College.

Other information:

  • The UCAS admissions cycle will not be affected and will run to its normal timetable – A2 learners will progress to university for the course start date.
  • Learners will be allowed to sit their examinations in summer 2021 should they wish to.

The above information has been collated from the following press releases/statements:


We will keep this page updated with developments as we receive them.

What is happening with exams/assessments - vocational qualifications?

We continue to encourage engagement with learning for learners who are on vocational programmes. This is to provide learners with continuity and support throughout this uncertain time. We know that learners are understandably anxious about how their qualifications will be awarded as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.

There will be three approaches to vocational qualifications

  • Calculated result
  • Adaption to assessment
  • Delay assessments

These are the qualifications we deliver that will receive a calculated result:

  • BTEC Firsts (Level 1 and 2): Business, Engineering, ICT, Public Services, Introductory/Vocational Studies
  • BTEC Nationals, (Level 3): Animal Management, Applied Science, Business, Construction, Electrical Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Health and Social Care, ICT, Mechanical Engineering, Public Services, Sport
  • UAL Diplomas: Creative Arts (Level 3)
  • OCR/Cambridge Technicals: Sport (Level 2 and 3)
  • Agored Cymru: Skills for Further Study, Health and Social Care and Childcare (Level 1), Independent Living Skills (Entry level 1, 2, 3)
  • City & Guilds Technicals in Animal Care/Management (Level 2 and 3)

What is a calculated result?

Awarding bodies will award calculated results for learners due to finish by 31st July 2020, on a qualification with the intended purpose to progress to further or higher education.

Centres have been asked to supply information like:

  • A centre assessment grade (CAGs) for each learner
  • the order of learner performance by qualification.

The CAG is the grade that each learner would most likely have achieved had teaching, learning and assessment proceeded as normal throughout the lockdown period.

Awarding bodies will also consider a range of evidence to come to the calculated result such as units that have already been completed and results from external assessments.

CONFIDENTIAL: The CAGs and the order of learner performance is confidential so please do not request any grading or ranking data from your tutors as they will not be able to provide it. This ensures the CAGs are valid and remain confidential until results day after awarding bodies have carried out their quality checks.

Your final result will be awarded by the relevant awarding body and not Pembrokeshire College. The grades we submit will be subject to standardisation across all learners taking that qualification.

Qualifications that have a focus on occupational competence, or with a licence to practice, will have adaption to assessments or have their assessments rescheduled. Each awarding body will have its own approach and some awarding bodies have started to send us information as to the next steps for these qualifications. We will need to follow their guidance when we receive it and we will keep specific courses up to date as and when we receive information.

There are frequently asked questions here that you may find useful www.qualificationswales.org/english/coronavirus—covid-19/frequently-asked-questions/vocational-qualifications

If you have any specific queries about your course please contact your faculty team in the first instance.


We will keep this page updated with developments as we receive them.

Will I still receive EMA/WGLG/Financial Contingency Fund?

If you are currently in receipt of Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or the College Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) (including lunch money which will be paid as per timetables, for learners who are currently in receipt of this support) this will continue as normal.

FCF payments will be made on a weekly basis on Mondays, and EMA payments as per the scheme arrangement – every fortnight with the exception of half term breaks as below:

Payment for
week(s) ending
Payment date Weeks due Payment
Amount
.
13/03 & 20/03 30/03/2020 2 £60
27/03 & 03/04 14/04/2020 2 £60
10/04 & 17/04 27/04/2020 0 £0 Easter Half Term
24/04 & 01/05 11/05/2020 2 £60
08/05 & 15/05 26/05/2020 2 £60
22/05 & 29/05 08/06/2020 1 £30 May Half Term
05/06 & 12/06 22/06/2020 2 £60
19/06 & 26/06 06/07/2020 2 £60

Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG) will continue as normal while the College remains closed. The next payment is due on 11 May 2020.

If you have any queries, please email: s.finance@pembrokeshire.ac.uk, telephone 01437 753134 or contact through Facebook messenger. Please note that your access to Moodle will be monitored.

Should I still attend my work experience placement?

All work experience placements have been cancelled until further notice. Any work placement you choose to undertake from now until notified will be at your own risk and should be under a different arrangement than through Pembrokeshire College.

I was due to go on a trip with the college, will this go ahead?

All trips and visits have been cancelled until further notice.

Part-time Students

I’m studying part-time, how does this affect me?

Where possible all part-time courses will move to remote learning. Where this is not possible, your remaining classes will be postponed. The Admissions team or Faculty Administrator will be in touch with more information as it becomes available.

I’m due to start a part-time course, what’s happening?

All courses that are due to start are being postponed until further notice. We will be in touch once a new date has been set.

Will I get a refund if I have paid for a course that isn’t running?

If the course is cancelled a full refund will be provided. Initially courses will be postponed and the payment will be carried forward to the new date.

Higher Education (HE) Students (Degrees, level 4 and above)

I’m studying on a higher education programme, how does this affect me?

Learners who are studying a University of Wales Trinity Saint David award will follow the University’s updated Coronavirus regulations. These regulations are explained in brief videos on the University Website.

Learners who are studying a Swansea University award will follow their regulations. More detail is provided on Swansea University’s website.

Higher Education programme leaders at Pembrokeshire College have been in regular communication with the Universities and have agreed any amendments to assessments that are planned this summer.

It is important that you keep studying, engaging with your lecturers and doing as well as you possibly can. Pembrokeshire College is committed to supporting every learner and will continue to work closely with the Universities to ensure no one is disadvantaged.

If you are concerned about your ability to complete the remaining work or if you have any questions about how these updated regulations will affect you, please get in touch with your teachers as soon as you can.

How will this effect my student loan?

The Student Loan Company (SLC) have closed their contact centres but are continuing to process summer term maintenance payments to students or tuition fee payments to education providers.

New and existing students can continue to apply for student finance and they will continue to process any applications that have been received as quickly as they can.

Regarding if student loan repayments will be taken if you can’t work due to Coronavirus? the SLC say:

It’s important to remember that you’ll only make repayments to your student loan once you’re earning over the repayment threshold for your repayment plan type. This means that if you stop working, or your income drops below the threshold, your repayments will stop too.

For more information please visit the Students Loan company website

Work based Students and Apprentices

Work Based Learners with B-WBL

Please continue to use ‘e-track’ your web-based e-portfolio system. It enables you to view the progress you are making throughout your programme, communicate with your assessor, upload work/evidence to them and take an interactive part in your learning. Click here for the e-track User Guide.

Traineeships

All learning for traineeship learners will take place remotely via Moodle or if you do not have computer access your course tutors have posted learning packs home today with the work, pens and paper. Please keep in contact with your course tutor through emails, these have been included in the learning packs.

If you have any additional queries please contact d.bond@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Apprentices

All learning for work-based learners will take place remotely via E-Track (e-track user guide), Skype*, Facetime or telephone. No face to face learning will take place until further notice. Please keep in contact with your Assessor using your usual communication methods.

If you have any queries please contact:

Health Care | Childcare | Management | Hospitality | Advice & Guidance – l.breckon@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Engineering | Construction – c.curtis@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Animal Care | Social Media |IT Web and Telecoms |IT Users – p.robinson@pembrokeshre.ac.uk

*All Apprentices can download Skype for Business from their App Store if they have a device capable of downloading it.   As part of their Office 365 account, all students can login to Skype for Business with their college email address and password.

What is happening with exams/assessments - vocational qualifications?

Summer examinations for GCSEs, A-levels and BTEC have been cancelled.

If you currently have assignments outstanding, it is important you continue to work on these remotely from home to allow you to complete your course and be awarded with the correct grade.

We know that learners are understandably anxious about the cancellation of external examinations and the predicted grades that will be awarded as a result.

We have provided a summary below of what we do know and what we are still seeking clarification on below – we hope this is helpful to you.

We ask at this time that you do not contact your subject tutor directly regarding your teacher assessed grade. They cannot give any true indication of what this grade will be as we are not fully informed at this stage. Please continue to engage with your subject tutors about your learning as outlined in our remote learning expectations.

What we currently know:

How will vocational grades be calculated?

  • The complexity of the landscape for vocational and technical qualifications means a single approach is not appropriate.
    • Calculated results will draw on a range of evidence, depending on the structure of the qualification.
    • They may be based in part on teacher, trainer or tutor judgements of the result each learner would most likely have achieved had they been able to complete their assessments in summer 2020.
    •  Any centre assessment grade will be based on a range of evidence held by the school, college or training provider.
    • The awarding organisation offering the qualification will use any centre assessment grade, combined with other relevant information (such as marks for completed assessments in some modules or units), to determine the most appropriate calculated result.

Other information:

  • The UCAS admissions cycle will not be affected and will run to its normal timetable – learners will progress to university for the course start date.

The above information has been collated from the following press releases/statements:


We will keep this page updated with developments as we receive them.

Employers

I'm an employer with staff studying at the College, what happens now?

Due to the current and continually evolving challenges and risks associated with Coronavirus COVID-19, we at Pembrokeshire College have taken the decision to pause face-to-face interactions with all apprentices from the end of this week (Friday 20 March 2020).

From Monday 23 March 2020, teaching, learning, assessment and ongoing progress reviews will move to online and digital methods until further notice. Tutors, trainers and assessors will inform apprentice groups of what those digital methods will include. We would encourage apprentices to contact their tutor/assessor with any questions they may have around these plans. This will mean that apprentices will not be required to attend college for any planned sessions during this period. Our advice for all apprentices will be to discuss with their employers what their alternative arrangements should be for those days. We appreciate that this will come as an inconvenience to some, however, in these unprecedented times, the health and wellbeing of our entire college community is of utmost priority. You can follow any updates on Pembrokeshire College’s response to COVID-19 via this page.

You can also direct any questions relating apprentices to our apprenticeship team at:

Health & Business:  l.breckon@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Engineering & Construction: c.curtis@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

Animal Care, Social Media &  IT: p.robinson@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

We appreciate that this will be an incredibly challenging period for you and your business and hope you are able to remain safe and well during this difficult time.

Students starting in September 2020

Can I still apply to College?

We are still taking application, just apply through the website in the normal way.

I need some careers advice, is this still available?

Our Admissions team are working remotely and are happy to provide advice and guidance via Skype or over the phone. Please email: admissions@pembrokeshire.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

General advice about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and useful links

Where can I find the latest guidance about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The situation is changing rapidly. Learners should regularly check the following websites for the latest updates and guidance:

NHS health info & advice

Access to HE Health

Public Health Wales

Welsh Gov Further & Higher Education

Welsh Gov
Work-based & Apprenticeships

Travel Advice from FCO

BBC News

Welsh Gov Exams & Assessments