Burnley College entered lockdown in mid March 2020 along with the rest of the education sector.
Students did not come into the building for classes after Friday, 20 March, 2020, however students continued to follow their weekly timetable of lessons until the end of the summer term in June 2020.
Burnley College is located in an area designated as Tier 3 from late 2020 as a direct result of significantly high levels of Covid infection rates, leading to increased rates of self-isolation for students and teachers alike from October 2020 onwards.
The College entered full national lockdown in early 2021– students did not return into the building for classes after the Christmas break and continued to follow their weekly timetable of lessons until the phased return to face-to-face teaching in Spring 2021.
During lockdown classes were delivered remotely via Google Classroom and Google Meet – the majority of which were live sessions. Staff were also accessible to provide academic support to students via email, Google Classroom and Google Meet. Careers advice, UCAS Personal Statement and application support was also provided via remote sessions and staff were available to offer additional support and guidance.