Coronavirus update for all Apprentices and Trainees 18th March

March 18, 2020

Dear all,

The situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is changing on a daily basis, as is the advice from Government. We will ensure we keep you updated regularly on our response to the changing situation as we may have to make changes as to how we deliver and assess your training.

We will continue to follow guidance and instruction from Public Health England and the Government in relation to Coronavirus. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that your health, safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of our decisions and for Apprentices and Trainees on work placement we will ensure we liaise with your employer regarding your learning.

Training 2000 is currently open as normal with extra precautions in place and we are asking all staff and learners to follow best practice in hygiene. You should attend training as planned unless:

  • you fall into a high risk category as per Government guidelines and are self-isolating for up to 3 months
  • you are unwell
  • you are self-isolating due to someone in your household having either a high temperature or a cough
  • Your employer has already made alternative arrangements with us

All absences should be reported in the normal manner. If you are high risk or are self-isolating and you haven’t already let us know, please do so. Our Learner Support Officers are available to speak to any learners who may need additional guidance and support.

We do not want this to affect your learning and we are fully committed to continuing your education. That said, we might have to make some adjustments for example if learners are no longer attending classes or our staff are self-isolating we will move towards online / remote delivery and mentoring. If we need to make changes to our planned delivery or scheduled exams and end point assessments we will contact you.

We will also use digital means to send work for you to do that our staff will then assess and give you feedback. For Apprentices we have asked your employers to continue to support the contractual requirements of providing opportunity for you to undertake your 20% off-the-job training.

As you will appreciate this is an unprecedented situation and we thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time while we work through the solutions. Please check all mediums of contact phone, email, onefile as our staff will be in contact with you. If you have any concerns please contact your Engagement Advisor, Training Officer or a Learner Support Officer.

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