Tranmere Rovers can confirm that its Sports College and Centre of Development students will be taught through online sessions only for the foreseeable future.
The college, which is based at Prenton Park’s Recreation Centre will be closing from Friday 20th March, along with other schools and colleges as per government guidelines due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Online sessions for students will run every morning from 10am-12pm and students will receive their attendance marks.
These lessons are mandatory for all students at the TRFC Sports College and Centre of Development.
We would like to reassure parents that students will be able to complete their qualification and achieve their qualification.
Dan Shapcott, Head of Education at Tranmere Rovers Sports College and Centre of Development gave an update on the situation regarding the students.
Dan said: “All of our students and all of our staff have created and downloaded accounts on zoom app, which is basically an online app which you can use for your laptops, tablets or phones.
“It allows video call meetings so I can get 20 students from my class to call into that meeting and we can discuss what needs completing in assignments and coursework.
“We can keep them engaged with the education so they can get their academic qualification at the end of the course.
“I think it is something positive for them. It gives them certainties that they are going to complete their qualification.
“Just that feeling of the six months of their programme hasn’t gone to waste and they still will get their qualification, they are going to get their certificates and hopefully they can build a bit of resilience in knowing that they have faced a challenging situation.
“They will overcome that by adjusting the way of their learning and adjusting the way that they live their lives, not only educationally and academically is it a positive, it’s also positive in terms of life skills which they will develop.”
For any TRFC Education enquiries, please contact MichaelK@tranmererovers.co.uk