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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Bracknell Forest Community eLearning

​Bracknell Forest Community Learning is offering a range of free, online taster sessions and workshops for adults this August ahead of its autumn programme.
Focussing on well-being and work, the online courses are available from August 10 and include yoga, Pilates, goal-setting and time management, as well as calligraphy and watercolour demonstrations. There is even a summer first aid course offering practical advice for all the family.

In this challenging job market, we know that there may be a demand for some workshops looking at how to brush up on interview skills or refresh a CV. We also offer sessions on how to manage change alongside self-confidence tips and how to improve communication skills.

Details on all the courses can be found at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/community-learning or by calling 01344 354220. You can also email any enquiry to community.learning@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Do Not Bring Down Your Mask to the Chin!

Results summary of COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Civil Service Departments

This document sets out the summary of the results of the COVID-19 risk assessments for Civil Service Departments.
To read the Results Summary please click HERE​

Summer Reading Challenge - Online

It’s almost time for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

For 2020 it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

Find out more about Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 by clicking HERE

A Level, AS Level Or GCSE Arrangements For Summer 2020 Appeals

Ofqual and the exam boards are working to ensure that candidates are awarded a fair grade that recognises the work they have put in. If an A level, AS level or GCSE student does not believe the correct process has been followed in their case, they will have access to a right of appeal on that basis.

Ofqual has consulted on the arrangements for these appeals and announced its decisions on 22 May. Schools and colleges can only appeal, on students’ behalf, against the process or the use of data, not against teachers’ use of their professional judgement.

In addition, if a student does not feel their grade reflects their ability, they will have the opportunity to take an exam in the autumn.

Click HERE for further/additional information.

Travel Corridors

Going abroad for a holiday?

Check if your destination is included in a travel corridor and whether you'll need to self-isolate when you return to England

Mandatory MOT testing was reintroduced from 1st August

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus. However, as restrictions are eased when safe to do so, all drivers whose car, motorcycle or van is due for an MOT test from 1 August will be required to get a test certificate to continue driving their vehicle.

Further details can be found HERE

GOV UK - Exams Helpline

Contact the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline for free advice if you’ve received exams results that weren’t as good as you were expecting.

The helpline is open from A level results day until a week after GCSE results day.

Supporting the Unsung Hero - Limited Spaces for course starting 25 Aug

They have limited spaces left so if you wish to join  please contact them to secure your place.

Please email Beverley at suh@wlv.ac.uk for further information and to book your place.

Find the right job for you - My Way In Campaign

Not sure where to start your job search? Get inspiration, tips and advice for landing the right job with My Way In.

Further details can be found HERE