LSC’s aim for 2021/22 is to provide full face-to-face provision for the new academic year. LSC is effectively returning ‘back to normal’, as allowed within Government restrictions and guidelines whilst keeping student and staff health and safety the top priority. Whilst social distancing and mask-wearing has been removed as a requirement by Government, LSC promotes their continued use along with the promotion of double vaccination to all of its students and staff.
LSC continues to work hard to ensure that there will be limited impact on its programmes due to the coronavirus pandemic and has scenario plans in place for possible eventualities to ensure the programmes can continue to run. LSC is committed to providing as full an experience of the programmes as possible, in line with Government Guidance and sector best practice. Some areas of the provision may still need to adapted, and alternatives may need to be provided, such as partnering work (dependent on Government Restrictions throughout the academic year and Public Health guidance).
LSC would advise students to make sure they are aware of the scenario plans which have been put in place prior to the start of the academic year.
Assessments will run as normal, unless restrictions have been reinstated and then some minor changes may be required. Please see individual Module/Unit Handbooks for detailed information about possible amendments.
LSC has planned for a blended learning approach or full online provision should there be a further enforced lockdown or reinstatement of Government Restrictions.
Contingency Learning and Teaching Planning
LSC have been working closely with its validating partners to ensure that contingency plans remain in place for 2021/22 in case of further lockdowns that would leave us unable to continue our face-to-face provision.
Learning and Teaching: Such provision would look at ensuring that both live and pre-recorded class work would be available to students from the comfort of their own homes.
Assessment: In the case of the requirement to move assessment online, LSC has worked with students and staff to create a robust contingency assessment plan that would involve maintaining the integrity and mode of assessments. For example: practical dance assessments will be modified to ensure students can submit manageable recordings of their dance work, and presentation assessments will be done via video conferencing platforms. Written submissions will remain unchanged.
Performances: LSC is committed to providing performance opportunities to our students. Where live performance is or becomes impossible, LSC has a track record of producing vibrant and creative digital alternatives that will showcase student work.
COVID-19 Guidelines and Regulations will be circulated to students and staff prior to the start of the academic year, with further induction during the first week.
Students travelling from overseas before the start of term, should be aware they may be required to quarantine for 10 days upon reaching the UK and will need to undertake PCR testing before and after travel. This includes UK Students who have been out of the country. Students should monitor the UK Government’s list of countries which require quarantine (please note this can change frequently). Students that will be required to quarantine, should check with their London accommodation to ensure that they will be able to do this on their arrival.