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COVID-19 Update



Hartlepool College of Further Education: COVID-19 guidance for students, parents, employers, stakeholders & visitors - Tuesday 31 March 2020

In light of COVID-19, the College continues to adapt and offer its services in different ways.

All teaching, learning and assessment practice will continue to take place via on-line platforms and please liaise with your tutor for specific details.  We expect you to complete as much of your coursework as possible and this will stand you in good stead for the eventual grading of your qualification later in the year.

Please be reminded of physical distancing advice is given by the government in the link here >>


For those students who are currently engaging with counselling services (Alliance or MIND) via Hartlepool College – your appointments will continue to take place via telephone and you will be contacted directly from your link counsellor. Please continue to engage with these services through this difficult time for extra support.


Debbie Hill – Head of WARMS

Debbie Hill – Head of WARM’s wants to send an important message out to all students of HCFE about keeping yourself safe during college closure, which you can do so by following the governments advice about social distancing/isolation. 

Let’s start off Monday by logging onto canvas and communicate with your tutors about the work which they have been busy planning for you.

Debbie cannot stress enough about the importance of contacting her or her team about any worries or concerns you may have during college closure, or you may simply just need someone to talk to.

This is a difficult time for us all, therefore let’s work together and accept all of the support we have to offer you.

Remember – no matter how big or small your worry is, Debbie and her team can support you with anything. 

Please contact the team between the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Debbie Hill – 07931 360807

Beth Sinclair – 07534 654252

Sharon Gray – 07931 359902

Lisa Brown – 07931 360852


During college closure – We can support those students whose families are claiming specific benefits and meet the governments criteria to be eligible for support.

 If you have any queries regarding this, please contact Debbie Hill – Head of WARMS on 07931 360807.

Or e-mail


In light of COVID-19, the College has adapted its application process. This now means that learners who have applied to the College or who plan to apply for September 2020 (16 to 18 yr old learners) entry will now automatically receive a conditional offer subject to their GCSE results. 

Students are encouraged to continue to apply to our courses through the website. If you have any questions about the College or your chosen course, please email In the meantime, students may receive a telephone interview from tutors. We will also have staff answering questions on social media, find us @hartlepoolfe

Be safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.


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