Information for students and staff about the coronavirus and our response at The Learning Institute.
We have moved all teaching fully online and our offices are closed, with staff working from home and available via email. Assessments, work based learning and other course-related issues have been adapted and updated as instructed by our partner institutions.
COVID-19 risk assessment
The following guidelines are for learners and staff of The Learning Institute and have been adapted from the Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) Toolkit for the reopening of schools.
Support from our partners and other organisations
Links to coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for students, parents and carers from our partners and other organisations.
University of Worcester Covid-19 Student relief fund: If you find yourself suddenly and unexpectedly in need of short-term financial help for basic living costs, the fund offers prompt, non-repayable grants to help ease financial pressure caused by the impact of the virus.
University of Worcester student FAQs: This page includes frequently asked questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Calm - free meditations and mindfulness resources
Carers Trust information for young carers and young adult carers
Citizens Advice Cornwall
Cornwall Bereavement Network
Devon and Cornwall Police - Domestic Abuse and COVID-19 campaign
Headspace - free collection of meditations, sleep and movement exercises
Medigold Health: vaccine information
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Mental Health Foundation
Mind: top tips for working from home
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Safe Hands, Thinking Minds
Switchboard LGBT+ helpline
Young Devon - COVID-19 wellbeing toolkit
Activities for children and families
Arena, our partner organisation with a focus on learning outdoors, sports and wild tribe, have put together activities and ideas for families during lockdown. They have also launched a new YouTube channel.
BBC Bitesize are offering free daily lessons for children of all ages, and a range of other resources.
Bodmin Keep Museum have created a range of resources for children, with topics including Women at War and Dunkirk.
Chatterpack have collated a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources - explore Venice, learn about a Roman fort, watch the pandas and penguins at Edinburgh Zoo or learn a new language.
The Eden Project have a range of free resources and ideas for everyone, so you can create your own Eden at home.
English Heritage members can experience historic buildings and monuments from home.
#LibrariesFromHome are working with a team of public librarians from across the country to highlight key services that can be accessed through library websites and social media platforms.
Nosy Crow have released a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. It is free for anyone to read online or download and print out, and answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds.
Oak National Academy is a platform for pupils to access the curriculum through free daily lessons from Reception to year 10.
Plymouth Council have collated a list of things to do for children and young people, grouped by category from 'Animals' to 'World Culture'.
Rosetta Stone is offering schoolchildren free access to its popular language courses for three months. Choose from more than 20 languages, including French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have created Shakespearian retellings, anecdotes and resources made accessible to young people.
Thinkuknow are releasing home activity packs related to online safety every fortnight, with simple 15 minute activities for children from early years to secondary school.
WILD work with young parents, children and babies in the most deprived areas of Cornwall. Their office is closed but they are still supporting families remotely. Please contact or follow them on Instagram/Facebook: @wildyoungparentsproject for regular updates.