UPDATE: 5th January 2021

Due to the National Lockdown announcement last night, announced by the Prime Minister, all face to face training in our Training Centres will be suspended for the time being with all learning moving to online and remote. This will be reviewed regularly as the current situation changes and we’ll keep you all informed.

Separate communications will be sent out to all learners, on how we are going to deliver parts of the workshop training with those that are planned in for block release training in January and February.


UPDATE: 4th January 2021

With Government Guidelines changing over the Christmas break some opening times have changed for Apprentices and Learners coming to IPS.

  • BTEC L3 Year 1 and 2, and HNC are virtual until further notice
  • Workshop – some units have been delayed until the 11th January and all learners impacted have been sent an email to confirm



With Christmas only just a week away, we wanted to keep you updated with our closing and opening dates.

IPS International will be closed for normal business over the festive period.


Know what dates we close and reopen?

If you need to contact IPS, please be aware that the Northbank House, Rochester and Dover Training centres will be closed for normal business over the following dates:


  • IPS Northbank House Closing Date:
    The reception office will be shut from 23rd December 4pm.
    IPS Northbank House Reopen Date:
    4th January 2021 at 8:00am.


  • IPS Dover Closing Date:
    22nd December 2020
    IPS Dover Reopen Date:
    4th January 2021


If you’re an Engineering Apprentice at the Northbank Workshop, the last teaching week will end on Friday 18th December 2020.

The last lesson for BTEC/HNC courses will be on Wednesday 16th December 2020.

Please find the dates below that you will resume your course at Rochester in 2021.


Workshop Block 3 for Year 1
Start Date 4th January 2021


BTEC L3 Year 2
Start Date – 4th January 2021


BTEC L3 Year 1
Start Date – 5th January 2021


Start Date – 6th January 2021


All information will be on Moodle, and the assignments you will have to work on over the Christmas Period.


IPS would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you all back at Northbank House in the New Year, to carry on your Apprenticeship Journey, have a great Christmas Break and stay safe!



Safeguarding Concerns:

If there are any safeguarding concerns over our closed period, please contact one of the Safeguarding Officers; Laura, Paula and Mary on 07483095871 and they will get back to you as soon as they can.




Thank you!

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