Latest update: Monday 6th July

Following Government guidelines, we are currently planning to start full face to face delivery for all students from September.   This will involve a number of new initiatives to ensure we can socially distance as much as possible, floor markings in communal areas, revised classroom layouts (where permissible) and a reduction in the availability of shared facilities such as the restaurant, which will remain closed. Advanced cleaning measures will be introduced including an increase in frequency and a focus on shared surfaces such as doors and light fittings. Hand sanitisers will be in place on each floor to encourage frequent cleaning.  Please be assured that we have put these measures in place to ensure we can provide you with an excellent academic experience as safely as possible.

Over the past few months, we have been developing innovative online solutions which have received a fantastic response by both students and staff alike, and attendance and engagement during lessons has been at an unprecedented high.  Some of our students have spoken about their online learning experience, which you can view here.

As the situation and government guidelines continue to update, we too shall update our plans accordingly.  I hope this provides some reassurance that we are working round the clock to minimise the impact the current situation has on your learning experience at the FRA whilst prioritising the safety of staff and students alike.   As our plan becomes more detailed we will also inform you of any specific changes to your course in advance of September (e.g if we have to change assessment or placement arrangements) and what your options are.

If you have any concerns or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0300 247 0039, via live chat or  In the meantime, please keep safe and we look forward to you joining us in September.

Kindest regards

Lee Lucas, Principal