ICE Covid-19 policy

External and Membership Communications Update – 20 March 2020

ICE has been closely monitoring the ongoing situation with regards to Coronavirus and matching Government policy as much as possible.

Government advice to reduce the spread of the virus has now moved into a new phase. It is now advising more rigorous social distancing.

As such ICE’s policy has been updated to reflect that advice.

ICE-hosted events

All ICE events either at HQ or in the UK-regions between now (March 17) and May 1 are cancelled, or where possible will take place digitally. Details of events can be found on our events page

Further updates on events after this period will follow.

If you are uncertain whether or not your event will be taking place digitally please contact the event organiser.

One Great George Street and ICE offices

As of 23 March following Government’s advice to stay at home, One Great George Street and ICE offices are now closed.

Professional Reviews and End-Point Assessments

The latest advice for candidates and reviewers around Professional Reviews is available in the following Professional Reviews bulletin which will be updated as the situation changes. This bulletin will also be issued to reviewers and candidates by e-mail.

The latest advice for candidates and reviewers around End-Point Assessments is available in the following End-Point Assessments bulletin which will be updated as the situation changes. This bulletin will also be issued to reviewers and candidates by e-mail.

If, having read the bulletin, you have any questions please contact the Professional Reviews Team at [email protected].

QUEST Undergraduate scholarships – advice to undergraduates

The Institution advises that despite school and college closures and the uncertainty regarding A-Levels, BTECs and SQA qualifications this summer, students should not be concerned about applying for the QUEST undergraduate scholarship

More details can be found on our QUEST Scholarship page.

Membership recruitment

Where possible, the organisation is converting its membership offer to digital options for activity and support.

The UK Membership Recruitment Team (MRT) are, where possible, moving employer visits and workshops, forums, surgeries and events to online delivery. The is a library of helpful recorded presentations to support progress to ICE membership available 24/7.

Although some ICE Training courses have been cancelled or postponed, the Institution’s eLearning courses are still available and cover many of the same topics.  Members can view our eLearning training courses.

The ICE is supporting universities and colleges by extending accreditation periods by up to 12 months if needed. ICE will accept new methods of final assessment and is offering remote meetings with academic staff where particular issues need to be resolved.

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

Library services

The ICE Library and Member’s Resource Hub are currently closed. This is affecting some services including:

  • No access to the print collection, meeting and study space located at One Great George Street building
  • No in-person visits to the ICE Archives
  • Library loans/Document Delivery are only available via post

Services that remain unaffected include:

Normal services are expected to resume on 1 May.

Ongoing advice

ICE will endeavour to keep you up to date as the situation develops. These webpages will be updated with the latest information and we will share those details through our social media and email channels where possible.

If you are in any doubt about the Institution’s position please check the homepage of the website in the first instance.