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Digital drop-ins

by Isha Arora -

  Digital drop-in sessions

  Are you struggling to adapt to the challenges and opportunities of online learning?

  We are running digital drop-in sessions at Brookfield and Harlington during the first three weeks of term to support learners with basic IT  related issues.

  Please ask at the reception for more information.


by Isha Arora -

Are you interested in developing your skills and a career in the care or pastoral care sector?  

Enrol on, “Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health Level 2 Certificate” online course and gain knowledge and awareness of their mental health. 

The course starts on Saturday 6th November 2021 from 9:30am to 13:30pm. 

For more information on how to enrol (including initial assessment), please contact South Ruislip Adult Learning Centre on 01895 556248.  

Lateral flow testing for September 2021

by Joseph Freeman -

If you are attending classes in a centre, please pick up lateral flow tests from reception (at any centre) and test yourself twice per week. Each box of test kits comes with a set of instructions.

Every time you do a test you should report your results to Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning and to the NHS. You can do this by clicking on the links below.

  1. The NHS Test & Trace self-report website and
  2. The Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning lateral flow result reporting form.
This privacy statement explains how Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning will use the data you submit on the reporting form.

Lateral Flow Home Testing Guidance

by Isha Arora -

Please click on the links below for information and guidance on Home Testing for HACL Centres:

Lateral Flow Home Testing Guidance

Introduction to Rapid Lateral Flow Testing

A demonstration of how to carry out a lateral flow test at home

Report your test results by clicking on:

  1. The NHS Test & Trace self-report website and
  2. Also in the Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning lateral flow result reporting form.

(Edited by Joseph Freeman - original submission Monday, 12 April 2021, 6:55 PM)

Covid-19 Home Testing

by Isha Arora -

Please read the important letter below from Debbie Scarborough, Service Manager, Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning, for the latest guidance and information on Covid-19 home testing for all our centres.

Below also are Covid-19 testing at home - learners and staff privacy notices, for your information.

Letter from Debbie Scarborough

Privacy Notice – Covid-19 testing at home of learners
Privacy Notice – Covid-19 testing at home of Staff

Lateral Flow Test

by Isha Arora -

As a safety measure, all staff and learners, returning to centres for their courses, are required to undergo weekly ‘lateral flow test’ prior to entering the building/s.

If you are unable to provide evidence of the result of your weekly lateral flow test or have tested positive you will need to access your session online and should not come to the centre. The exception to this will be if you have had both vaccinations. 

Testing for COVID-19 is quick, easy and free. Several testing sites are available across the borough.

Watch this video to guide you through the testing process.
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