9 April 2020

Don’t Stop Now! Apprenticeships Training Continues Online

Skills Training UK says ‘don’t stop now’! High quality online training and 1-2-1 remote support from expert trainers is being delivered to enable employees on apprenticeships, as well as learners on traineeships and adult courses, to continue training and keep on track towards qualifications. Enrolment for apprenticeships also hasn’t stopped, as we continue to support employers to enrol new apprentices onto our programmes.

As the Government states in its advice, maintaining quality apprenticeships training is a vital part of supporting the economic recovery that will follow the Covid-19 crisis.

If an employee is furloughed, then continuing their apprenticeship training is encouraged and is a very good way to maintain motivation and continue developing skills.

If an employee is working from home or self-isolating, then our online learning provides an opportunity to continue training and professional development during this difficult time.

Enrolment also remains open for new apprentices to join our apprenticeship programmes at any time. As Government guidelines state that the Apprenticeship Levy should be paid as usual, we continue to encourage Levy-paying employers to maximise their funds and work with our expert trainers to design bespoke apprenticeship programmes to meet their needs.

Skills Training UK’s high-quality online delivery has already been very well received by many employers and their apprentices.

Jordan Hargodan, Silentnight, said: “Thanks Skills Training UK for a really good online session, it was well detailed and very well presented.”

Meanwhile Jen Wicks, Brakes Group, said: “This was a really useful online training session – great content, pace and pitched at my level.”

Our online apprenticeship delivery includes:

  • live training webinars for small groups of employees, giving the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the trainer
  • a series of bite sized training videos which are popular because they can be watched at any time
  • 1-2-1 help and support on a regular basis through video calls using, for example, Microsoft Teams, or other video conferencing platforms.

Stephen Crawley, Chief Operating Officer, Skills Training UK, said: “We are giving a flexible choice of online training and 1-2-1 remote mentoring, as well as guidance for employers on all areas of apprenticeships. This high-quality level of support is being very well received and is enabling employees to stay focused and keep motivated during this difficult time.”

16-24 year-olds can also enrol and study towards traineeship qualifications online and receive 1-2-1 tutor support. Their work experience opportunities will be arranged as soon as is practicably possible.

Vocational training for unemployed adults aged 19 or over who live in the West Midlands is also delivered online, through small group learning and 1-2-1 tutoring. Applications for Engineering and Manufacturing, ICT, Business Administration, Functional Skills Maths and English, and Personal Development and Employability, can all be made by filling out a simple online form.

For information see our online learning pages or email any questions to our expert team at help@skillstraininguk.com.

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