Guidance: Return to Site with Social Distancing and Site Risk Assessments

Hi All,

Please find Training 2000 guidance information for employees, learners and employers returning to Training 2000 site here. Please ensure you have read the guidance before attending site. This guidance will be regularly reviewed and updated subject to Government or internal changes. Any updates can be found here along with our risk assessments.


Karen Soames
Head of Business Development

Real Life Story: Naomi

Business Administration Apprentice Naomi, chose the apprenticeship route over college as she liked the idea of learning whilst working and earning a wage.

She secured a placement at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in the Pathology Department. Naomi has gone above her administrative duties and this includes learning about different testing that is done through the laboratories such as Bloods, Fertility, Cellular Pathology and Microbiology.

Naomi said of her apprenticeship, ” this is something that I really enjoy because we all work as part of a team and you are always experiencing new things”.

To all Apprentices, Employers and Staff!

Since taking up the position of Chief Executive at Training 2000 in June last year I have been focusing with my team on driving the business into a new era of customer led, customer focused high quality apprenticeships and training delivery. After a period of significant change within our business we are delighted to say that the positive impact of this change has been officially recognised by Ofsted.

It is therefore with great pleasure that I can announce, after a delay due COVID-19, the result of our March Ofsted inspection has now been published and confirms that we are an Ofsted GOOD Provider! I am incredibly proud of each and every member of the Training 2000 team, our magnificent learners and our amazing employers. Achieving an Ofsted GOOD grade requires that all these parties contribute and I am eternally grateful to you all for playing your part.

Having spent 17 years in the Further and Higher Education sector I can say with confidence that Training 2000 is indeed an amazing place with amazing people. We will now be looking to build on this great result and the feedback from Ofsted to achieve an Outstanding grade at our next inspection.

Thank you for being a part of it!

Chris Stott
CEO at Training 2000

Employer Statement from Head of Quality & Contracts – Lisa Bloomfield

It is vital to us that our Learners still receive the same quality of teaching, learning and support during this difficult time.

Through the use of Microsoft Teams’ we have been able to ensure that apprentices are still engaged and continuing their learning journey through a variety of methods which meet both their individual needs and their job roles.

These activities include live learning sessions with their tutors with individual 1:1 access and support after the learning session has taken place. In some cases these sessions have been recorded so our learners in key worker roles can access them at a time convenient to them. Continuous chat access ensures that our delivery staff can provide on-going advice and support when it is needed.

On-line 1:1 and group sessions are taking place for those learners who are finding the live sessions difficult, where they are being provided with resources and support that guides them though targeted tasks and assignments.

Our CDA’s and Training officers are still providing their expert knowledge and support through One-File, Teams, email and phone calls so that Learners can still progress.

Managers are working with End Point Assessment Organisations to ensure that wherever possible we can facilitate EPAs for those learners coming to the end of their apprenticeship journey.

Please be assured that learning is still being quality checked to ensure that is meets yours and our high expectations.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your Learners progress please contact your CDA/TO and they will be happy to advice.