Baby steps in returning to work and the delivery of Apprenticeships
Published: 18 Jun 2020
Like many of us, you may currently be contemplating a phased ‘return to work’, in accordance with new government guidance. We appreciate the challenges that this will bring, in terms of continuing to keep all staff, customers and potential visitors to your premises safe.
As a training provider, we have an obligation to assess employed apprentices within the workplace but appreciate the challenges that this may bring, in terms of meeting social distancing guidelines and keeping all protected. We are currently liaising with End Point Assessment Organisations and external Awarding Bodies as to how we can best meet requirements to say, undertake workplace observations of apprentices during this time, in order for them to progress and complete their programme of learning.
One way to overcome this and a potential means of working collaboratively together, maybe for some of your existing staff or ‘mentors’ to apprentices to achieve a Training and Assessing Qualification (TAQA). This will enable them to have a greater understanding of the journey of the apprentice and what is expected of them to successfully complete. Importantly, it will allow those who achieve the TAQA qualification to undertake their own observations of your apprentices, as valid evidence that will satisfy internal and external Quality Assurance. For assessment purposes you would need to have two students registered with JACE Training. We offer a 15% discount on our published price for June and July 2020 for this course.
During these challenging times it will be important for both individuals looking for employment and existing employees to have the skills required to help our economy recover. JACE offers a free Training Needs Analysis, to help companies plan for the development of their staff. If you would like to find out more, full details can be found on our website www.jace-training.co.uk or you can email direct to AskUs@jace-training.co.uk. As an individual looking to upskill and find employment, we are offering an Information, Advice and Guidance session on the following weeks, where you can speak to our team on-line to help ‘sign-post’ you in the right direction and understand the funding options for training. To register for a Session email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Session 1 – w/c 29th June 2020 Session 2 – w/c 20th July 2020
If you are considering taking on an apprentice or upskilling an existing colleague, JACE can help you in the operation and set-up of the system and then train your apprentice.*
We wish you all the best in re-starting your return to work, in whatever shape if takes.