Coronavirus Update & Remote Education Offer January 2021

6th Jan 2021

Rochdale Training are following government advice continually to ensure the health and wellbeing of our Apprentices, learners, customers and staff.

We have put rigorous systems in place to stem the potential spread of infection.

However, the Prime Minister has confirmed that we are in a National Lockdown and must revert to remote learning where possible from 5th January 2021 until mid-February 2021.  However, if permitted by the employer, we are still allowed to visit Apprentices/learners in the workplace.

Learning will continue via employer visits (where permissible), live online training and flexible learning via OneFile resources as we are striving to adhere to government advice to minimise non-essential contact.   Remote online sessions will be timetabled by the tutor and communicated to all learners.

In addition, as practical learning cannot be delivered remotely, the Engineering workshop will remain open, for priority learners, with reduced occupancy and following COVID-19 Safe Rules, until further notice. The Workshop Manager will contact you regarding your learner’s attendance.

Employers can continue to recruit new Apprentices during the outbreak and we are still very much able to deal with your Business training needs for upskilling staff.

We are still delivering all Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Classroom for adult learner courses remotely(with the exception of some engineering programmes which require practical training which will continue in-centre) - details of all of these courses are on the home page.

It is the expectation that all learners still continue to attend all of their remote sessions and that they must complete any work set by their tutors.

We offer support for learners who require devices such as a lend and learn service for equipment/laptops and for learners who prefer or do not have online connectivity we offer paper-based materials/handouts/workbooks which can be posted out.

Additional support and classrooms will also be made available for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


Jill Nagy

Chief Executive

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