Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Advice and Guidance

Latest Statement from the College

12 June 2020:

On 29 May the Government published its advice to Further Education (FE) colleges on preparing for a wider opening of campuses in June.

From 15th June 2020 at the earliest, the Government expects Colleges to offer some face-to-face contact to certain cohorts of learners, alongside with the provision currently offered to pre-identified priority groups.

These changes will not be a return to full timetables or bring learners back into College full-time, but instead it will offer some face-to-face support to supplement those students’ remote education. In line with implementing protective measures and reducing contacts, we will limit the number of learners attending at any one time and keep students in small groups so that social distancing can be maintained. We have enhanced cleaning of all our buildings in place and we will make sure that our communal spaces do not become overly busy. Start and finish times will be staggered to minimise the impact for learners travelling on public transport. Any partial re-opening of the College campus will only take place when we are confident that all protective measures are in place to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all our staff and learners. As a learner at the College you do not need to do anything different now. The College will be in touch with any applicable learners with further details, once the picture becomes clearer regarding re-opening.

The College has identified that planning for a potential return to campus for students in June will be undertaken for the following cohorts of learners:

The following group will be returning from the 15th June onwards:

  • Those learners of all ages, including apprentices, whose assessments have been deferred (typically where they involve a license to practice) to return to the College to complete any assessment that the relevant awarding body insist can only be completed on site. More information about these courses is provided below

The following groups will be returning from the 22nd June (at the earliest):

  • Full-time Year 10 (14-16 College) students
  • First year A-level students studying at South Sefton Campus

As of 10 June 2020, the College has identified the following qualifications for which students will need to attend onsite to complete one or more assessments:

Subject Area Level Course Qualification
Motor Vehicle / Cycle 1 Level 1 Motor Vehicle IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance
Motor Vehicle / Cycle 2 Level 2 Motor Vehicle IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)
Motor Vehicle / Cycle 2 Level 2 Motor Cycle IMI Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)
Motor Vehicle / Cycle 3 Level 3 Motor Vehicle IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)
Motor Vehicle / Cycle 3 Level 3 Motor Cycle IMI Level 3 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 1 Level 1 Painting and Decorating NOCN Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction)
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 1 Level 1 Wall & Floor Tiling NOCN Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 1 Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery NOCN Cskills Awards Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery (Construction)
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 1 Level 1 Bricklaying NOCN Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying (Construction)
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 2 Level 2 Bricklaying NOCN Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction)
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 2 Level 2 Site & Bench Joinery NOCN Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction)
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 2 Level 2 Wall & Floor Tiling NOCN Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling (Construction)
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 2 Level 2 Electrical Installations EAL Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Electrical Installation
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 2 Level 2 Plumbing EAL Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and Heating
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 3 Level 3 Electrical Installations EAL Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Installation
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 3 Level 3 Advanced Diploma Electrical EAL Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation
Construction Crafts & Professional Construction 3 Level 3 Site & Bench Joinery NOCN Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction)
Childcare, Teaching & Educational Development 2 Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England)
Childcare, Teaching & Educational Development 2 Level 2 Childcare NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
Childcare, Teaching & Educational Development 3 Level 3 Childcare NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
Childcare, Teaching & Educational Development 3 Level 3 Teaching Assistant NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
Health, Social Care & Nursing 3 Level 3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma In Dental Nursing
Sport, Exercise & Fitness 2 Level 2 Diploma in Health & Fitness Instruction YMCA Level 2 Diploma In Health, Fitness, and Exercise Instruction
Sport, Exercise & Fitness 3 Level 3 Personal Training YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction
I am a student who was on one of the courses above in 2019/20, what should I do?

Other than continuing with the work that staff have been setting you, there is no need to do anything at this stage. Your staff will be in contact with you shortly to explain how we intend to support you to complete any remaining parts of your qualification. This may mean you need to come into the College on specific days to complete assessed practical work and/or complete online assessments. Staff will make it clear what you need to complete and, should you have any questions about returning to the College please raise these with staff when they contact you.

It is important to note that not all students studying the courses listed above will need to complete additional work. If you are a student on one of these courses who will not be asked to come in, your staff will still be in contact with you to explain that this is the case.

Should you have any questions about the information above then please make contact with your staff.

Returning to College in September

The information below was last updated: 19 June 2020.

Yes. We continue to follow all government requirements and advice from Public Health England (PHE), and like all other colleges in the country, we are currently only allowing a very small proportion of learners to attend on site. However, as you will have seen in the news, the government is moving to gradually ease the lockdown restrictions and as a consequence, the College does intend to open our buildings to learners in September 2020 for the start of the new academic year.

We will let you know when our buildings are open in due course.

No. From September the College will offer you a carefully designed programme of blended learning that means you will study online, as well as attending classes at the College and being given written work to complete at home. All learners will attend lessons in the College for a proportion of their time and this will include both theory and practical sessions. We are particularly keen to ensure that learners can attend onsite to complete practical sessions and to access other resources that are only available at the College.

This will vary depending on your course. We do expect that, on average, learners will attend onsite for at least one day per week but you may be asked to attend more or less than this depending on which course you are on.

Yes. We take your health and safety and the wellbeing of all our learners and staff very seriously. Our plans to reopen the College involve detailed planning to ensure social distancing can be maintained and that all appropriate health and safety measures will be in place in line with the national guidance at the time. We will control the number of people on campus every day, introduce aspects such as one way systems to minimise the chances of contact with others and enhance cleaning systems. We will also reduce class sizes by splitting most classes into two which will mean you being in a class of 10 learners onsite whilst another 10 of your classmates complete work at home. There will also be times when you are completing work at home whilst the other half of your group attend onsite. We will also arrange for you to join your class remotely at times through Microsoft Teams.

We have placed a number of images and videos on our website of how we have set up the College and we will continue to do this over the next few months.

Although this will vary depending on your course, we would anticipate that your average week may look like this:

  • Specific times when you will attend theory and practical lessons onsite as part of your group of 10. Some of these classes may also have the other half of your group joining you remotely through Microsoft Teams (we are calling this the “split classroom”);
  • Specific times when you will be expected to attend Microsoft Teams sessions at home that may mean, for example, you join a class remotely that is taking place in the College or that you are completing work on Microsoft Teams whilst your tutor is available online to support you;
  • Specific times when you will attend a tutorial session, both onsite or remotely, to meet with your Progress Coach or other member of staff;
  • You will have work to complete at home and you will then email this to your tutors every week;
  • If you are studying maths and English then there will also be specific times when you will attend these, both onsite and remotely;

Firstly, please don’t worry. As part of your induction to the College in September you will receive clear and simple training onsite that will support you to learn online. During the last few months, we found that all learners quickly grasped what they needed to do to engage with their teachers online and we are confident that this will be the case for you, too. Please be assured that your staff will support you throughout your course and this includes ensuring that you gain the skills to access what you need to online.

Firstly, please don’t worry. As part of our application processes this year, we will be finding out about whether you have the necessary computer equipment and internet connection to be able to work from home as we would wish, and we will support you in whatever way we can to ensure you have what you need to be able to work from home.

The College will continue to be guided by government requirements and advice from Public Health England (PHE). You can be sure that when we are able to open to more learners and you are able to attend onsite more regularly, we will ensure that you can do so. We do anticipate, however, that most courses will continue with an element of online learning in the future. We have learned so much over the last few months about what makes for great online learning and we are keen that you continue to be able to experience this in some form.

All learners will meet some, and probably all, of their classmates in person throughout the next year and we are committed to ensuring that you will meet in your group of 10 on a regular basis. Our blended learning plans will also ensure that you interact with many other learners online.

Yes, but we would ask that, if possible, you plan ahead and make an appointment. Whilst we will be making many of our Student Support services available online, we recognise the importance of maintaining a face-to-face service and all learners will continue to be able to access all of the support we offer in person at the College.

We’re working on plans to make sure that our catering outlets can provide you with a safe and convenient service from September. These plans will become clearer once we become aware of how canteens and restaurants are allowed to reopen across the country.

We will be operating a Click and Collect service for all books, and you will be able to make requests via email, on Microsoft Teams and via our website and you will be notified when to can come to collect them. Books will be returned using the Return Bins onsite and there will be no fines to pay for overdue items. The library also has 24/7 access to over 3,000 e-books and e-journals.

Keeping you safe is our top priority

A message from Hugh Baird College Principal, Rachael Hennigan:

Social Distancing Measures

Below you can watch videos that show you the social distancing and safety measures we have in place around our campuses.

Vocational, Technical, GCSE and A-level Qualification Awarding

The information below was last updated: 5 June 2020 at 18:00.

As we come to the end of what would have normally been the 2019/20 academic year, your staff will be communicating with you about completing your studies for the course you took this year. However, it is important for you to know that the College and your staff will continue to support you over the coming months, whether it is your intention to return to College in September or to go into employment or to study elsewhere. Your staff will explain what this ongoing support will mean for you and please contact them should you require more information about this.

Over the past six weeks, the College has received information about how grades are to be awarded for every qualification that students studied in 2019/20. The way this will happen differs between qualifications and more information is provided below about what this means for the type of qualification you studied.

Each qualification has been placed into one of three groups:

  1. Calculated:

    • These qualifications will be awarded by your tutors working closely with awarding bodies to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned.
    • The majority of qualifications will be awarded in this way including GCSEs, A-levels and BTECs.
  2. Adapted:

    • For these qualifications some of your remaining assessments may be adapted by the awarding body which may mean you would have to do some additional work or it may mean your grades can be calculated based on assessed work you had already completed. If you have to complete some additional work then this may be less than you would have had to do had you been able to complete your qualification in the normal way.
  3. Delayed:
    • In some cases, where qualifications directly signal occupational competence or function as a licence to practise, the awarding of the qualification would be delayed until such time that you can come into College to complete outstanding assessments.

For a small number of qualifications in the ‘Adapted’ or ‘Delayed’ category, you will be asked to complete some additional work which could include online examinations, written assignments or practical assessments in a workshop. From Tuesday 9 June onwards, the College will publish here a list of those qualifications that students will need to complete additional work for before they can be achieved.

Your staff may have already told you this information but, if not, from Monday 8 June staff will let you know about how your qualification is to be awarded. They will do this in different ways, but it could include via Teams, email, text or telephone call.

Your staff will let you know that this the case and then arrange a series of specific times when you will need to come into College to complete this work. You will only be expected to come in to complete any work that that awarding body says you need to in order to gain your qualification.

We have been working hard to make all of our buildings safe for staff and students to return, including clear signage, setting up all areas to maintain social distancing, ordering all protective equipment that may be needed and making handwash available throughout the site.

No. Even after your tutor has submitted your grade, the decision is not final until the exam board have completed their own checking of all grades which have been submitted. Tutors are strictly not allowed to disclose any grades they have submitted to exam boards.

Many results will be issued on either the 13 August (A-level Results Day) or on 20 August (GCSE Results Day). Some results may be issued at other times but it is expected that all results will be issued around these dates in August to support people to make their next step.

If your qualification is one for which you have to complete some additional work you will need to do this before your qualification can be awarded and so this may lead to you gaining your qualification

GCSE Exam and Qualification Awarding

Please note: this information only applies to students due to be sitting GCSE exams this Summer (2020).

The information below was last updated: 5 June 2020 at 18:00.

No. As per government guidance, no examinations will be held in Summer 2020.

However, we recommend that you take the time to continue learning your subjects and engaging with the work and support that staff will provide. This will support you in your next steps, whether that is further education, higher education or employment.

The government has issued guidance that assessment for GCSE courses will be based on final calculated grades.

Your tutors will work closely with awarding bodies to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned. This will be based on a number of factors, including; non-exam assessment, the results of any assignments or mock exams, and any other records of your performance over the course of your study.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

No. Even after your tutor has submitted your grade, the decision is not final until the exam board have completed their own checking of all grades which have been submitted. Tutors are strictly not allowed to disclose any grades they have submitted to exam boards.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

GCSE results will be issued on Thursday 20 August.

Grades for your BTEC qualifications will be calculated based on work that you completed before the College moved to online learning. If you had already completed units and had these confirmed, then these grades will contribute to your final qualification. Your tutors are now working closely with BTEC to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned.

No, from Friday, 24th April 2020 onwards, timetabled lessons for any GCSEs you were due to be sitting this summer will no longer take place.

Important:

This message is only relevant for students who were due to sit GCSE examinations this year. Also, it is vital that we explain to you that if you are a learner who was studying GCSEs alongside a hands-on/vocational programme/subject e.g; Brickwork, Hair and Beauty, Electrical etc, then it is essential that you continue to attend the Microsoft Teams online lessons in that subject as usual.

We believe it is important for you to continue to develop your skills and that you feel connected with the College. With this in mind, your GCSE tutors will be calling you to explain how the College plans to support you with your studies over the coming months.

It is particularly important that you understand that, although GCSE classes may have stopped, your GCSE tutors will continue to be available should you require any assistance whatsoever over the coming months.

If you have any questions, please speak to your tutors who are contactable via Microsoft Teams or their College email address.

A-level Exam and Qualification Awarding

Please note: this information only applies to Year 13 students due to complete their A-levels this Summer (2020).

The information below was last updated: 5 June 2020 at 18:00.

No. As per government guidance, no examinations will be held in Summer 2020.

However, we recommend that you take the time to continue learning your subjects and engaging with the work and support that staff will provide. This will support you in your next steps, whether that is further education, higher education or employment.

The government has issued guidance that assessment for A-level courses will be based on final calculated grades.

Your tutors will work closely with awarding bodies to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned. This will be based on a number of factors, including; non-exam assessment, the results of any assignments or mock exams, and any other records of your performance over the course of your study.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

No. Even after your tutor has submitted your grade, the decision is not final until the exam board have completed their own checking of all grades which have been submitted. Tutors are strictly not allowed to disclose any grades they have submitted to exam boards.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

A level results will be issued on Thursday 13 August 2020.

Grades for your BTEC qualifications will be calculated based on work that you completed before the College moved to online learning. If you had already completed units and had these confirmed, then these grades will contribute to your final qualification. Your tutors are now working closely with BTEC to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned.

Access to Higher Education Exam and Qualification Awarding

Please note: this information only applies to students due to complete their Access to Higher Education course this Summer (2020).

The information below was last updated: 7th April 2020 at 10:00.

We are aware that many students are becoming anxious about their courses during the current crisis and would like to make you aware of some changes that have been made to the way your qualification is assessed. The Quality Assurance Agency (the body that oversees Access to HE Diplomas) has been working with providers in order to ensure that qualifications are awarded as fairly as possible which has resulted in some changes being made for the current academic year.

If you’re due to complete your Access to HE studies by 31 July this year, you will now receive calculated grades for all remaining assessments with submission dates after 20 March 2020. The exact process by which this will be achieved will be formalised shortly and we will inform you in detail as soon as this has been decided. However, I would like to assure you that the current systems that the College has in place mean that we are well placed to do this and ensure that grades are awarded as accurately and as fairly as possible. In addition, the Awarding Body will also ensure that the distribution of grades follows a similar pattern to previous years, so that you do not face a disadvantage as a consequence of these extraordinary circumstances.

In order to ensure that we are able to do this, we now need you to ensure that you have submitted all assignments to your tutors that had a submission date prior to 20th March. The Access Team will work with all students, especially anyone with extensions and resubmissions, to ensure that you are supported to do this and will provide further information as soon as it is communicated to us.

Once again, I would like to reassure you that the College is working closely with our Awarding Body, Ascentis, in order to ensure that this process runs smoothly and effectively. Further updates, particularly those relating to end dates for your course, will be provided as soon as Awarding Body arrangements are clarified.

14-16 College GCSE Exam and Qualification Awarding

Please note: this information only applies to 14-16 College students due to complete their GCSEs this Summer (2020).

The information below was last updated: 5 June 2020 at 18:00.

No. As per government guidance, no examinations will be held in Summer 2020.

However, we recommend that you take the time to continue learning your subjects and engaging with the work and support that staff will provide. This will support you in your next steps, whether that is further education, higher education or employment

The government has issued guidance that assessment for GCSE courses will be based on final calculated grades.

Your tutors will work closely with awarding bodies to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned. This will be based on a number of factors, including; non-exam assessment, the results of any assignments or mock exams, and any other records of your performance over the course of your study.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

Grades for your BTEC qualifications will be calculated based on work that you completed before the College moved to online learning. If you had already completed units and had these confirmed, then these grades will contribute to your final qualification. Your tutors are now working closely with BTEC to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned.

No. Even after your tutor has submitted your grade, the decision is not final until the exam board have completed their own checking of all grades which have been submitted. Tutors are strictly not allowed to disclose any grades they have submitted to exam boards.

You can read Ofqual’s letter to students and grading guidance by following these links:

GCSE results will be issued on Thursday 20 August 2020. Your BTEC results will also be issued on this day.

Grades for your BTEC qualifications will be calculated based on work that you completed before the College moved to online learning. If you had already completed units and had these confirmed, then these grades will contribute to your final qualification. Your tutors are now working closely with BTEC to calculate the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had taken place as planned.

No, from Friday, 24th April 2020 onwards, timetabled lessons for any GCSEs you were due to be sitting this summer will no longer take place.

Important:

This message is only relevant for 14-16 College students who were due to sit GCSE examinations this year. Also, it is vital that we explain to you that if you are a learner who was studying GCSEs alongside a hands-on/vocational programme/subject e.g; Construction, Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism etc, then it is essential that you continue to attend the Microsoft Teams online lessons in that subject as usual.

We believe it is important for you to continue to develop your skills and that you feel connected with the College. With this in mind, your GCSE tutors will be calling you to explain how the College plans to support you with your studies over the coming months.

It is particularly important that you understand that, although GCSE classes may have stopped, your GCSE tutors will continue to be available should you require any assistance whatsoever over the coming months.

For 14-16 College students, there will also be online sessions set up to support you to progress with your next steps. These will include careers advice and guidance as well as other practical skills. Your progress coach will be in touch about these sessions to ensure you can access all of these.

Please remember that even though the College building is closed, you still have full access to your teaching staff and a dedicated Year 11 pastoral team. Please feel free to contact your tutors if you need anything. We want to make sure you are fully supported. Staff are contactable via Microsoft Teams or their College email address.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers below were last updated: 18 April 2020 at 16:00.

From Thursday 19 March the College will support all students to start studying at home using a combination of the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (Microsoft Teams) and paperbased resources.

With effect from Monday 23rd March the College will deliver where possible all learning through the VLE and you are expected to be online and available at times that match your current timetable. All teaching staff will deliver online according to the set timetable. This support will be in place until the College Easter Break. It is essential that you continue to study as normal and assume your exams and assessments will take place as scheduled.

Electronic study materials, specific to each study group have been carefully prepared and will enable learners to remain on track and engaged with course work. Your tutor will be in direct contact with you to provide details of how you are able to access this work.

Accessing Microsoft Teams:

  1. Open a web browser and go to https://teams.microsoft.com
  2. Sign in with email address and password

Accessing email:

  1. Navigate to https://outlook.live.com
  2. Click on the ‘Sign in’ button at the top
  3. Enter your college email address and click ‘Next’
  4. Enter your password then click ‘Sign in’

Accessing Office 365 Apps and OneDrive:

  1. Office 365 apps can be accessed by going to https://www.office.com
  2. Click on ‘Sign in’
  3. Enter your college email address and click ‘Next’
  4. If prompted, select ‘Work or School account’
  5. Type in your college password and click ‘Sign in
  6. When asked to ‘Stay signed in?’, tick the ‘Don’t show this again’ tick box, and click ‘Yes’
  7. You can now access all your Office 365 applications including OneDrive

Our current remote learning arrangements will remain in place until further notice.

Please do not attend any of the College buildings unless you are directed to do so by a member of staff for a specific reason. Students in need of guidance should contact their tutor using their student email account or through Microsoft Teams during normal College opening hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

To support those parents, guardians and carers whose work is critical to the Coronavirus COVID-19 response and who absolutely need their child/dependent to attend College, the College will be open to those students from Monday 23rd March 2020, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Provision will be made for these learners to continue their remote learning on campus in accordance with their existing timetable. Learners should attend their usual campus building where they will be greeted by a member of staff. Please follow this link for further guidance on the definition of critical workers.

The College recognises the continual need to support our more vulnerable learners, including students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and we are already communicating with those learners and families separately regarding our provision from Monday 23rd March 2020.

Yes, our team of Academic Support Workers (ASWs) are available online to assist you with your studies via Microsoft Teams. You can also email the team on learner_support@hughbaird.ac.uk if you require any further assistance.

Yes, the team of Academic Support Lecturers (ASLs) will be online during office hours to provide you with the necessary resources and tuition online. Please make sure you access Microsoft Teams for further advice and guidance. You can also contact your ASL via email on: learner_support@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Please do not attend any of the College buildings unless you are directed to do so by a member of staff for a specific reason. Students in need of guidance should contact their tutor using their student email account or through Microsoft Teams during normal College opening hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The POD Student Services team are available to support with a variety of issues and this support will continue throughout this period of remote study. The way in which we can support you may change slightly but there will be a supportive member of staff available to answer you queries.

For general student service information, advice and guidance please contact staff using Teams or the following email addresses:

To request a Student Certificate to confirm your status as a student at Hugh Baird College, you will need to;

  • Call 0151 353 4444 and press option 2 between 08.30 and 17.00. Alternatively, you can email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk.
  • Please make sure you have to hand your Student ID Number, and we will need to confirm your name, DOB and email address.
  • Once the Team have confirmed that you are student currently studying at Hugh Baird College, then they will be able to email you a copy of your Student Certificate.

For those students who have been assessed as eligible to receive a bus pass you will still receive a bus pass in Term 3 if you achieve the minimum expected attendance of 90% in Term 2.

These bus passes will be ready for collection after Easer and can be collected from The POD Student Services as normal.

If you have any questions about your attendance or eligibility for a bus pass, please email: student.finance@hughbaird.ac.uk.

We are still accepting applications for September 2020 entry! You can apply via our website and then you will be given a date for a telephone interview with a tutor.

Please note that all College events and trips planned during this period will not be taking place. This includes you not attending your work placement during this time.

Details on how reimbursement can be accessed is currently being worked on and will be communicated to those parties affected as soon as possible. The College thanks parents, guardians, carers and learners for their understanding.

For those students who don't have access to a computer and/or internet access, alternative arrangements have been put in place for the issuing of work packs and you will be contacted by your tutor who will advise on the next steps. Please contact your tutor if you anticipate that you may experience a difficulty accessing online resources.

To reset your password, please email: helpdesk@hughbaird.ac.uk with your:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Student ID number
  • Date of birth

Currently, the vast majority of course related work experience and work placements are not taking place, although a small number of students are continuing to attend work placement, particularly in the NHS. Contact your Progress Coach via Teams or email if you have any further queries.

All library books have been put on an extended loan to cover the period of remote learning. E-books and e-resources are available via the Library Student Zone webpage: http://student.hughbaird.ac.uk/campus/library/.

Our Interviews are now taking place over the telephone. You will be contacted to let you know when your interview call will take place. If you have any questions, please email admissions@hughbaird.ac.uk.

In light of the current circumstances regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we are not holding any physical Open Evenings. However, we have been conducting 'Virtual Events', which are broadcast live. You can replay these on this page, or register your place and a forthcoming Virtual Event, here.

Applications are still open for September 2020 entry. You can apply online and then we will invite you to take part in a telephone conversation with a tutor. Apply online via our website, here.

We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close L20 Restaurant, L20 The Salon, L20 The Salon Academy and L20 Flowers.

As disappointed as we are, the welfare of our customers and staff are paramount to us.

We thank you for your on-going support and look forward to welcoming you back to our commercial outlets very soon.

Student safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to Hugh Baird College, this will not change as a result of remote study. The current method of referral for safeguarding concerns is still available through via website, using the following link:

If you have any concerns about yourself or your College friends you can continue to refer to the safeguarding team using this form.

Alternatively if you would like to discuss a concern with a staff member please email safeguarding_team@hughbaird.ac.uk and a member of staff will respond to you.

It is important to remember that staff members will be responding to safeguarding concerns using college mobiles or e mails addresses so it is vital that you provide us with your accurate email address or mobile number if making a referral.

Please remember that although we are here to support we are not an emergency service and we will be operating during College opening hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you have a crisis situation or are concerned for your own safety or the safety of other please contact emergency services using the following numbers as appropriate:

  • Emergency: 999
  • Non emergency police: 101
  • NHS helpline: 111

If you would like general advice about mental health and support, please visit the mental health support page using the following link: http://student.hughbaird.ac.uk/support-advice/mental-health/

Being concerned about the current situation is natural. If you need support/advice with your mental health/wellbeing, you can access external services via our Mental Health Support Portal. Access the Portal here http://bit.ly/38NGVtD.

NHS Advice

Find out how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help via the NHS website:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19