Coronavirus Response – Thursday March 19th
We have always said the safety of learners, our staff and employers is paramount and we will continue to support any advice and guidance that slows the transmission of Covid-19. However, learning can happen in many forms and we are committed to supporting our stars of the future, who are striving to develop their skills and achieve their qualifications.
With this in mind, I’m pleased to say that we will try to keep things ‘business as usual’ where we can, using technology to ensure their journey is completed with as little disruption as possible. This means courses and all assessments will be delivered via a virtual learning platform and this will start on Monday March 23rd. An In-Comm Training specialist will be in touch to support individuals and employers to make sure they are prepared for the change in approach.
No apprentices will be required to attend any of our three centres and, in turn, assessors will not visit companies to complete assessments.I’m also pleased to say we will be delivering a limited selection of commercial courses through our virtual learning platforms and, after risk assessment, a number of small face-to-face sessions. Again, employers will be consulted on a one-to-one basis to move this forward.We also recognise the impact Covid-19 is having on mental health and we will be enhancing our pastoral case for all learners during this difficult time, introducing a dedicated email address that learners can use to contact our welfare team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and adopting the best practice we have been developing with our mental health trainers.I hope that you understand these measures are being put in place to keep everyone safe and I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
With Best Wishes
Bekki Phillips, Managing Director of In-Comm Training