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Higher Education – Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQs

Can I still apply for September 2020?

We remain open for applications for courses starting in September 2020. We would be delighted to receive an application from you!

Information on our courses and details on how to apply can be found here:

We are currently conducting interviews for all courses over the phone. Our admissions team will be in contact to confirm a date and time by email.

If you have further questions regarding the course, entry requirements or meeting your offer conditions, please contact Admissions on 01925 494393 or email applications@wvr.ac.uk.


Will my course start in September?

We plan to start our next academic year as planned in September. Term will therefore start on Monday 14 September for the majority of our programmes.

We are developing plans for the new academic year, with a focus on the classroom-based delivery of practical skill development and core topics, which will be supported by the use of digital technology for delivering more theoretical elements remotely. We are following national guidelines to secure student and staff wellbeing.


My exams have been cancelled and I am receiving a calculated grade. Will this affect my offer?

The UK government has confirmed that although exams have been cancelled, students will be awarded with calculated grades. Calculated grades issued by official awarding bodies will have equal status to qualifications taken in other years and so will be accepted as normal for 2020 entry. The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that A-level results for 2020 will be released to students as originally planned on Thursday, 13 August 2020. – Do we have a date for Vocational Results day?


If some elements of teaching is on-line, will I be charged the full published tuition fees?

Students will be charged the full published tuition fees for 2020 entry. We’re confident that students will still be able to engage with their programme of study effectively, and receive the highest-quality learning and student experience, no matter what the circumstances.


Will my application to the Student Loans Company (SLC) be affected?


UK and EU applicants to courses starting in September 2020 can apply for student finance online as normal. More information is available in the following government press release: SLC Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

This page provides the latest information for our applicants, as we respond to the fast-changing COVID-19 situation.

We have sent an email to all of our applicants with our plans for the upcoming academic year, to make sure every new student feels confident to start studying with us.

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions. If what you need to know is not covered by these FAQs please contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400.