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Updated 22/09/2020


With the announcement of new measures being placed on the Merseyside region to try and combat the rapid rise in Covid-19 infections, we would like to reassure you that Wirral Met College (and other schools and colleges across Merseyside) will continue to be open during this period. Students should therefore continue to attend College during their timetabled sessions.

Welcome to the Autumn term

To maintain social distancing, Wirral Met College will be supporting students with a blending learning approach, which will include practical sessions in College, online/remote learning from home including tutorials, resources on the student Virtual Campus, and bookable places in the College library for those students who do not have access to WiFi at home. Please read the FAQs below for further details.

Students and staff must wear a mask or face covering when entering, leaving and walking around College campuses. The face covering should cover your nose and mouth and be secured with ties or ear loops. You do not need to wear a mask while in a classroom or workshop.

Read our Covid-19 Risk Assessment


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Wirral Met College doing to keep students and staff safe during the Coronavirus pandemic?

    Covid-19 FAQs - Keeping You Safe

    Wirral Met College is committed to doing its utmost to protect students and staff and to keep them safe. The College is taking a number of protective measures which include:

    1. Providing mandatory, detailed Covid-19 training for staff and students on social distancing and protective measures.

    2. Ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms (or who have someone in their household who does) do not attend College.

    3. Providing guidance and reminders to students and staff on washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and the use of hand sanitiser gel: hand sanitiser gel dispensers are available on every floor of each campus.

    4. Restricting access to visitors to College who are not students or staff.

    5. Ensuring one direction of travel along corridors and stairways in each campus.

    6. Ensuring there is increased cleaning on all campuses across communal areas, classrooms, toilets and staff rooms.

    7. Updating our ways of supporting teaching and learning:
      a. Reduced numbers of students on campus to facilitate social distancing. 
      b. New timetables will include staggered start and finish times with staggered breaks.
      c. Blended learning will include practical sessions in College, online/remote learning from home including tutorials, resources on the student virtual campus, and book-able places in the College library for those students who do not have access to wifi at home.
      d. Development of students’ digital skills to help them study safely and effectively online.
      e. Staff to use personal protective equipment (PPE) for students with special educational needs or disabilities, as appropriate.

    8. Providing mental health support via:
      i. Access to Pastoral Support Mentors
      ii. Online resources and links through the student virtual campus
      iii. Encouraging young people to identify their own self-care strategies

    9. Working with employers to support the safe working of apprentices in their workplace.
  • When will I get my assessment grades for my qualification?
    • If you have not already received your BTEC results, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • BTEC certificates will be posted out by recorded delivery post to the student’s home address.
  • Can I still apply for a course at Wirral Met?

    If you are aged 16-18, you are guaranteed a place on a course at Wirral Met, starting September 2020 (providing we can meet your individual support needs).

    If you’re aged 19+ and you haven’t yet applied for a course, please apply online as soon as possible, as courses are filling up fast. If you need help choosing the right course, or you would like to find out more about the financial support available, please complete our online enquiry form.

    Explore our 16-18 courses

    Explore our 19+ courses

The wellbeing of our students, staff and the safety of our community is our main concern. Please be assured that we are following all guidelines set by the Government and Public Health England. Please remain alert to Public Health England advice, which can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Our Advisory Service will be available for Information, Advice and Guidance for the public online via our online enquiry form and live chat facility.


Student FAQs

  • How should I travel to College from September?

    If possible, please travel to College by walking, cycling or by car, to avoid using public transport. If you do need to use public transport, please remember it is now mandatory to wear a face covering during your journey.

    Please ensure that you wear your College ID badge with the photo facing forwards whenever you are on campus and that it can be seen at all times.

    Students should only attend College on the days and times confirmed on their course timetables. Students who turn up to College, who have not been asked to do so will be sent home immediately.

    Once your lessons have finished, you must leave the campus immediately, as directed by your tutor.

  • How can I access support for mental health, wellbeing or personal problems?

    There are lots of other ways we can continue to support you:

    Pastoral Support Mentors

    Pastoral Support Mentors can support you with:

    • Problems relating to finance, childcare, or accommodation
    • Personal issues
    • Any other issues you feel are affecting your college course


    You can find their contact details and more information on the Virtual Campus here.

    Additional Learning Support

    The ALS team are here to support students with any kind of disability, learning difficulty or special educational need.

    They can provide you with guidance and support on all aspects of your learning. You can find their contact details and more information on the Virtual Campus here.

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

    Our Mental Health and Wellbeing team are still available to support you while you are studying from home.

    You can find more information, including lots of helpful advice, on the Virtual Campus here. If you wish to be referred to this service, please contact the Additional Learning Support team above.

    If you are already working with anyone on the ALS, Mental Health and Wellbeing, or Pastoral Support teams, they will be keeping in regular contact with you throughout this period of studying from home.

    The following websites and helplines are still available to you:

    • Kooth (for young people up to age 18)
    • Quell (for 18+)
    • Samaritans - Telephone 116 123
    • Anxiety UK - 0344 775774
    • The Open Door (wellbeing support for age 15-30) - 0151 639 4545
    • Papyrus - Confidential suicide prevention advice on 0800 068 4141 
    • Response - Advice and support on all matters regarding your wellbeing on 0151 666 4123
    • Teen Wirral 
  • What should I do if I have any concerns?

    If you feel worried or anxious at any time talk to your tutor or Personal Support Mentor. If you see someone not adhering to the social distancing rules, you must report this in confidence to your tutor or the curriculum manager.

  • What about PPE?

    Masks are required in College when moving around the campus. Each vocational setting has a specific risk assessment in place to determine PPE requirements.

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