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COVID-19: Latest Update

The college is delivering teaching & learning online. We are still accepting online applications and will be carrying out interviews over the phone.

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College reopening from June 2020 - a message from Kelvin Nash.

I am sure you all have many questions and concerns regarding the proposed reopening of Kendal College from June, as recently announced by the Government.

Since we were asked to close the college at the end of March, we have delivered 1000’s of hours of online learning to all our students. We have also kept the college open for face to face delivery by staff to a small number of students. This limited college opening will continue with selected groups of students, who will be invited in only when necessary and safe for them to do so.

The senior management team and I are currently in the process of absorbing all of the educational guidance now available, to enable us to plan our next steps. Please be assured that we will take every action necessary so that when we do reopen, we will have made the college and the environment as safe as it can be. To achieve the highest levels of safety and assurance, college management is working with staff, unions and governors to ensure our future plans are unhurried, practical, and thought-out.

It is only when I fully understand the level of risk and can be assured of staff and student safety, will I be in a position to look at reopening the wider college estate to more of our staff and students.

When we get to a position where the college opens for increased face to face delivery, identified group of students will be invited into college to continue their studies and/or complete practical assessments. Until such a time, current students should continue their study from home using the online support and content available to them.

Further updates and announcements on college reopening will be made in due course.

Any comments or questions, please be in touch


Kelvin Nash

At Kendal College, our students, staff and the local community come first. Following the latest government advice, we have closed the college buildings, including all public services, e.g. The Restaurant and The Retreat to the majority of staff and students until further notice.

We are, however, still here for you. College staff are working remotely and are continuing to teach and support our students. The FAQs below set out our current plans, which we will continue to review as the situation develops and we will keep this information updated.

If you have a query that is not answered below, please email, and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

If you're a GCSE or AS/A-Level & worried about your exams, here is a copy of a letter from Ofqual (the exams regulator) explaining what will be happening.

If you have any concerns about yours or anyone else's health concerning Coronavirus, please follow government advice. Further information regarding Coronavirus can be found on the NHS England website.

Stay safe & best wishes,


We've divided our FAQs into 4 different areas, depending on your relationship with the college: