"The College really helped me out by offering me a laptop to do my work as my children were using the only laptop at home for their school home learning."

Clare spoke positively about her experience of studying her practical Professional Cookery Level 3 course from home during national Coronavirus lockdown periods.

Clare said: “My Personal Tutor Anthony Prince was available for support all throughout lockdown. We were able to contact him at any time for any help with our studies and any support we needed. We could arrange one-to-one meetings with Anthony on Microsoft Teams if we had any concerns.

“Initially, I found it difficult to find the information I needed to complete the tasks, but resources were soon made available and provided to us constantly through Blackburn College’s virtual learning environment Moodle.

“The College really helped me out by offering me a laptop to do my work as my children were using the only laptop at home for their school home learning.

“Even though I had low computer skills, I adapted really well thanks to the excellent guidance from my tutor.”