Your education matters to us. Haddon Training will continue to deliver excellent training and support to you even during the current climate and the coronavirus pandemic.  We know there may be challenges but together we can strive to succeed.

This section outlines:

  • Our contingency plan and training commitment
  • Current government advice and support for you
  • NHS Advice
  • Frequently asked questions to help guide and support you in your training with us
  • Our Training Commitment

    We are very mindful of the health, safety and wellbeing of you as our apprentice, our staff and your employers, and with this in mind, we have put together contingency plans to continue delivering your apprenticeship training remotely.

    As a result of the outbreak, we are aware of the need to minimise direct contact and we have therefore moved all our face-to-face visits to remote sessions with immediate effect.

    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.

    If for any reason you would have to be at home, we will plan to deliver the mandatory 20% off-the-job training.  This will lessen the demand for this training when your place of employment returns to normal day-to-day operations.

  • The Latest Government Advice

    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 guidance for employees.

    If you are going out to work or are unsure of your rights surrounding your employment please visit the government website.

  • Only get information about Coronavirus from places you can trust

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    I am in isolation because I show signs of the virus/ I am in isolation for the next 12 weeks due to being in the high-risk category

    If you are well in yourself and feel able to complete a remote visit with your Trainer-Coach this should take place and your apprenticeship will continue as normal. Haddon Training will be concentrating on off-the-job learning and any requirements for the off-the-job logs and evidence gathering.  This will not only lessen the demand for this training when your place of employment returns to normal day-to-day operations but will also increase your knowledge and ensure your apprenticeship stays on track.

    I am confirmed with COVID-19 coronavirus and am not well enough to continue with my apprenticeship at this time

    It is only if you are ill for more than one full month that we would need to put you on a break in learning. If you are ill for the first 14 days but then able to continue via remote learning then no break is recorded and your 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.

    You have been made redundant due to COVID- 19.

    There is financial support available to help employers with the costs of wages and business funding, but in rare cases, there may be no other option but for them to make you redundant.  In these instances, we ask you and your employer to let your Trainer-Coach know during this process where our focus will be on supporting you to complete your qualification where it is at all possible.

    Redundancy where you have less than 6 months to go to planned end date

    If you have less than 6 months to go on your apprenticeship programme, you 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 your portfolio.

    We will need a statement from the employer to state that you have been made redundant to comply with government guidelines. Exit paperwork will also be completed with them.

    Redundancy where the apprentice has more than 6 months to go to planned end date

    If you have more than 6 months to go on your apprenticeship programme we will need to support you 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 your portfolio.

    Our Business Development Team will be notified to work with other employers to find alternative employment for you where possible. We will need a statement from the employer to state that you have been made redundant to comply with government guidelines. Exit paperwork will also be completed with them.

    If you are not successfully back in learning at another employer after 12 weeks we will regrettably need to withdraw you from the programme and you will not be able to complete your apprenticeship at this stage.

    In this rare instance, we will still be here to support and guide you and any learning you have completed can still count towards completing an apprenticeship when new employment is found.

    My employer has reduced my hours during this period of time

    Please inform the Trainer-Coach what these hours have been reduced to and we will need the employer to complete a timesheet outlining your revised hours. We will also need to extend the overall duration of the apprenticeship. We will need to ensure that you receive an average of 30 hours over the duration of the programme and Haddon Training will support your employer with working this out.  We need to have a copy of this information in writing from the employer, alongside the timesheet, and this can be submitted via email. Active learning will continue remotely as planned.

    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 on

    My employer has reduced my hours during this period of time

    Please inform the Trainer-Coach what these hours have been reduced to and we will need the employer to complete a timesheet outlining your revised hours. We will also need to extend the overall duration of the apprenticeship. We will need to ensure that you receive an average of 30 hours over the duration of the programme and Haddon Training will support your employer with working this out.  We need to have a copy of this information in writing from the employer, alongside the timesheet, and this can be submitted via email. Active learning will continue remotely as planned.

  • Useful Links

    Association of Employment and Learning Providers

    British Equestrian Association

    British Grooms Association

    Government Website – Coronavirus

    The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

    Government advice for people who keep animals

    For the latest advice from the NHS click here

    Advice from Student Minds

    If you work in the horseracing industry and have been affected financially by the Coronavirus, the Racing Welfare team are providing monetary guidance and support.

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 on 01672 519977 and we will do our very best to support and work with you in these difficult and unusual times.

If you have any safeguarding issues or concerns please also remember you can contact our helpline on 07795 841932.