These will include a mix, as appropriate, of:
Sessions follow existing timetable arrangements for consistency and learners will be notified where any changes take place.
Learners are expected to:
For programmes requiring specialist practical equipment, practical sessions under most circumstances are currently suspended. As such, learning activities will focus on theory elements of the subject throughout the lockdown period. Apprentices who are continuing to work will still be able to use workplace evidence as part of their learning and assessment towards their apprenticeship and are likely to be set targets to practice new practical skills in the workplace. In a very few instances, practical assessments and training activities may be delivered where absolutely necessary in very small groups.
Study programme students without appropriate devices will be supported to access their training on an individual basis. Guidance is also available for those who have appropriate console devices that can be used to access online learning. Apprentices without devices should, in the first instance, speak to their employers for support with this. In all cases, staff will work one-to-one with learners to ensure appropriate arrangements are put in place to enable learners to continue their progress.
Vulnerable students, which includes those with SEND and may include those without devices or an appropriate environment to learn, have been identified and will be invited to attend centre-based activities once a week to enable them to progress in their learning. All study programme students identified as being vulnerable will be allocated a designated coach who will provide frequent (at least weekly) one-to-one support. Vulnerable apprentices will be supported by their tutors.
Any learner with concerns about arrangements for their learning should contact their tutor for further support.
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