SRC NOTICE (Updated Wednesday 13th January 2021)

The College reopened on 4th January in line with guidance issued by the Department for the Economy. The College will remain open, with the majority of teaching delivered online until after the mid-term break (22nd February).

BTEC AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS EXAMINATIONS
In light of the ongoing Covid situation, the College has taken the decision to postpone all BTEC and Essential Skills exams scheduled to take place in January and February. In line with the Minister’s statement on 6th January, no student will be disadvantaged as a result of this decision and further information on assessment arrangements will be provided as soon as possible.

WORK BASED LEARNING – TRAINING FOR SUCCESS (TfS) AND APPRENTICESHIPS
From 14th January the College will further limit the number of TFS and apprentices required to come onsite. All TfS and Apprenticeship training programmes will move to remote learning to the maximum extent possible. It will only be in exceptional circumstances that trainees/apprentices will be required to come onsite and this is likely to be limited to assessment and examinations that cannot be delayed to later in the year. Should you be required to come onsite your Course Co-ordinator will inform you accordingly, so please maintain contact with the College and your lecturers.

PART-TIME/EVENING COURSES
Some part-time courses due to start in January/February may be postponed and those enrolled will be notified with an alternative start date. Some existing part-time courses will revert to online delivery (or be suspended until mid-February) and students will be informed as to the nature of their course delivery.

STUDENT SUPPORT
Learning Resource Centres remain open to students unable to access online lessons from home. Student services and limited canteen facilities are also available to students during this period. Student queries should be directed to Course Co-ordinators. General queries should be emailed to info@src.ac.uk 

Further information is available on the College's Covid-19 information page https://www.src.ac.uk/the-college/covid-19-info 

Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

Southern Regional College is committed to ensuring that information and resources available via the college website are accessible to all users, regardless of how they access web content.

Standards Compliance

Our website has been designed and developed to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, published by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative.

As of 18th April 2012 all new content added to the Southern Regional College has been designed to meet Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/).

We intend to continue improving the accessibility of our site to ensure that any older content, in addition to new content, will conform to Level AA. We also aim to achieve Level AAA conformance wherever possible.

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Steps taken

Below are some of the steps we have taken in adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0:

Images

Decorative images have been added using CSS or have been added with empty alternative text. All other images have sufficient alternative text or have empty alternative text when a caption has been added or the image description appears in the surrounding text.

Font Size

You can adjust font size of the web page through your browser. BBC’s My Web, My Way has a very useful guide on changing the font size of your browser:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/guides/text_larger/

Colours

We have checked that the colour of any text used on our website has a sufficient contrast ratio between the foreground and background.

Headings

Each web page contains an h1 heading tag. Any subsequent headings have been added and used in correct hierarchical order. This helps users to locate specific content and enables headings to be skipped.

Lists

Any content which has the appearance of a list has been marked up as an unordered or ordered list. This enables assistive technologies to recognise the content as a list and enable users to navigate from list to list or item to item.

Tables

Any tables containing data have been added using the correct table markup. The summary attribute has been added to data tables and the scope attribute has been added to header cells.

Any tables added for layout have been added without these attributes and contain no header cells. This ensures the table is perceived as a layout table. Content is also added so that it retains the same meaning when the content is linearised.