Apprentices and Employers
The suspension of face to face teaching does not apply in the same way to apprenticeship delivery as there are key differences to take into account.
As Apprenticeships are flexible programmes and delivered in partnership with employers there are approaches which can be adopted to ensure that there is continuity of learning. For the majority of apprentices this means that there will continue to be access to support and teaching throughout this period.
Formal guidance for apprenticeships has been released today, 24th March, by the government and can be found here.
We are aware that you may have a range of questions. You can view our apprentice and employer FAQs as downloads on this page and contact our apprenticeships team via email@example.com and we will respond as quickly as we can.
Our teams will continue to provide online learning opportunities for apprentices and regular contact via Skype, email and e-portfolios, where appropriate, to ensure progress is made. To do this effectively, your apprentice will still need to be given time ‘off the job’ as part of their working week to train, instead of their day in college.
All lecturers have made provision for learning to be able to continue in this way, so apprentices carry on accumulating new knowledge to support skill development. This, of course, will vary from area to area because the apprenticeship standards and qualifications are all different.
Your assessor or lecturer will be in contact in the coming days to let you know more specifically about apprenticeship delivery models for your area. We will continue to engage with all employers and apprentices through reviews as well.
We appreciate that some of you no longer want site visits to prevent the spread of infection. We can conduct these remotely, using relevant technology.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any issues or concerns. In these unprecedented times, we remain committed to you all.