Your continuing success as a company is at the heart of what we do. Haddon Training strives to deliver excellent training and support to your apprentices to aid the growth and development of your business.
This section outlines:
- Our contingency plan and training commitment
- Current government advice and support for your businesses
- NHS Advice
- Frequently asked questions to help support you and your apprentices and their training with us
- Our Training Commitment
We are very mindful of the health, safety and wellbeing of our apprentices, staff and you as our clients/employers, and with this in mind, we have put together contingency plans so we can continue delivering our apprenticeship training in the most appropriate way.
As a result of the outbreak, we have been constantly reviewing our approach to how we deliver our training to ensure we comply with the government’s directives.
At present the approach we are taking is outlined below:
- Where a visit can take place remotely it will. Our Trainer-Coaches and Area Managers are already extremely proficient in this practice and will be able to answer any questions you may have surrounding this.
- Where a visit needs to take place face to face, so as not to disadvantage a learner then:
- A risk assessment will be carried out by Haddon Training prior to the visit
- A call to the employer and the learner no more than 48 hours before the visit will confirm that no one at the site has symptoms of Covid-19 or is self-isolating
- Any exposure will be reported using NHS Track and Trace
- Where possible all visits will take place outside
- If visits cannot take place outside then windows will be open and social distance maintained at all times
- Handwashing facilities will be confirmed as present on-site and hands washed upon arrival and at regular intervals throughout the visit, including immediately prior to leaving
- Our staff, whilst grateful for any offer, will not be able to accept any refreshments on-site including tea; coffee or water
- Our staff will minimize contact with any members of staff on-site to learners and employers only. Wherever possible contact will not take place with any other member of staff and no members of the public due to the challenges with managing Track and Trace.
- The Latest Government Advice for Businesses
For the latest advice on limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in businesses and workplaces please visit the government website where you will find details on
- how to keep your employees safe
- how to clean the workplace safely
- social distancing principles for the workplace
- check what you need to do about statutory sick pay
- what the government is doing to support businesses
- the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Any facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities are permitted to reopen from Wednesday 13 May 2020, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely. Please check the government website for details and to see if you qualify
- Frequently Asked Questions regarding your apprentices and their training with us
My apprentice is put into isolation because they show signs of the virus/ My apprentice is put into isolation for the next 12 weeks due to high-risk category
If the apprentice is well in themselves and feels able to complete a remote visit with our Trainer-Coach this should take place and the apprenticeship will continue as normal. Haddon will be concentrating on off-the-job learning and any requirements for the off-the-job logs and evidence gathering. This will lessen the demand for this training when your business returns to normal day-to-day operations.
My apprentice is confirmed with COVID-19 coronavirus and is not well enough to continue with an apprenticeship at this time
It is only if the learner is ill for more than one full month that we would need to put this learner on a break in learning. If the learner is ill for the first 14 days but then is able to continue via remote learning then no break is recorded and the overall apprenticeship will remain on schedule. Again we will be concentrating on the off-the-job learning and any requirements for the off-the-job logs and evidence gathering.
My apprentice has been made redundant due to COVID- 19.
Firstly please remember that there is financial support available to help you with the costs of wages and business funding. If there is no other option but to make a learner redundant then please liaise with our Trainer-Coaches during this process where our focus will be on supporting the learner to complete their qualification where it is at all possible.
Redundancy where the apprentice has less than 6 months to go to planned end date
If the apprentice has less than 6 months to go on their apprenticeship programme, they are able to complete the apprenticeship without being employed. Active learning will continue during the duration of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We will be concentrating on the off-the-job learning and any requirements for off-the-job logs and evidence gathering while we work remotely and where possible, evidence can be continued to be gathered for the portfolio.
We will need a statement from you as the employer to state that they have been made redundant to comply with government guidelines. Exit paperwork will also be completed with you.
Redundancy where the apprentice has more than 6 months to go to planned end date
If the apprentice has more than 6 months to go on their apprenticeship programme we will need to support them into new employment if possible within 12 weeks, and with active learning continuing during this period. We will be concentrating on the off-the-job learning and any requirements for off-the-job logs and evidence gathering while we work remotely and where possible, evidence can be continued to be gathered for the portfolio.
Our Business Development Team will be notified to work with other employers to find alternative employment where possible. We will need a statement from you as the employer to state that they have been made redundant to comply with government guidelines. Exit paperwork will also be completed with you.
If the learner is not successfully back in learning at another employer after 12 weeks we will regrettably need to withdraw them from the programme and they will not be able to complete their apprenticeship.
My apprentice needs to reduce their hours during this period of time
Please inform the Trainer-Coach what these hours have been reduced to and we will need you as the employer to complete a timesheet outlining their revised hours. We will also need to extend the overall duration of the apprenticeship. We will need to ensure that they receive an average of 30 hours over the duration of the programme which Haddon Training will support you with working out. We need to have a copy of this information in writing from you as the employer, alongside the timesheet, and this can be submitted via email. Active learning will continue remotely as planned.
- Useful links
Advice from MIND
For the latest advice from the NHS click here
We hope that this information has been useful and informative. Never before has regular and good communication been so critical for us all to maintain with each other during this abnormal and extraordinary set of circumstances.
If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to support and work with you in these difficult and unusual times.
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