College Closure and Alternative Arrangements

Although there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) here at Exeter College we have been following the advice from Public Health England, the Government and the NHS. It is for this reason that the College is now closed.

Exeter College is now closed and students and staff are being supported to study and work remotely.  

All staff, learners and next of kin contacts have been informed regarding the closure and, where possible, arrangements have been made for students to access course content online. Tutors will use Exeter College ( email addresses to contact students with more information.   

Our top priorities are the welfare of our staff and students and aiming to continue to deliver exceptional education in the face of adversity.    

Children of Key Workers and Vulnerable Children  

As part of the country’s ongoing response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to continue to support our students the college will make provision for children of Key Workers and vulnerable children to work from the college. If you or your parent/guardian think this applies to you, and you want some extra help please contact us by emailing our dedicated support team on and we will let you know how we can help. 

While the College is Closed  

Staff have been preparing for this for some time and have planned for how they will continue to support learners during this period.   

For Apprentices we have developed a Remote Working Guide   

There is a wealth of information and support available to students on the Student Hub, you can access this support using your college login here.    

Information for applying students, including interview arrangements, can be found here.   

Exams and Assessments  

Following the statement from the Government we can confirm that all exams and assessments will not go ahead as planned. The Government have promised to work with school and colleges to ensure students get the qualifications they need. More information will follow, when it is available.   

Adult and Higher Education

As with all other areas of the college, we are committed to ensuring that all of our students on Adult and Higher Education programmes are able to continue with their studies and qualification during this time. There are plans in place to continue with your teaching and learning remotely. Your Programme Manager and Lecturers will be in contact share the specific details, along with any requirements for changes to assessments.

Upcoming Events    

All future events have been cancelled until further notice. If you have registered to attend a College Open Event or our Showcase, we will be in touch via email regarding when future events will take place.   

If you’re interested in attending a future event, you can still register your interest and we’ll be in touch when the situation changes.    

We understand this is an uncertain time for everyone and Exeter College will continue to issue communications via email, our College website and the usual College social media channels.    

For the latest government advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see their website.

A message from the Chair of Governors, David Allen OBE:

On behalf of the Board of Governors we would just like to say that the health and welfare of our staff and learners is our highest priority. We will provide whatever is in our means to the Principal and his colleagues to support you. To our staff we cannot thank you enough for all you are doing. We are also grateful to learners for their understanding during this very difficult time.

All the governors of the College are thinking of you and hoping that you and your families stay safe and well.