Protocol Consultancy as required by law have carried out the required risk assessments with our team, learners and employers and we are confident everything reasonably practicable to minimise any risk to them, recognising you cannot completely eliminate the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).
During the period of national lockdown Protocol will remain open to our vulnerable students. All other students will learn remotely until February half term.
We know that receiving face-to-face education is best for our young people’s mental health and for their educational achievement. We will continue to review the restrictions on FE providers and will ensure that students return to face-to-face education as soon as possible.
In accordance with the COVID-19 guidance issued, all of our learners (traineeships, apprentices and adult learners) will receive remote education.
The timetabling of all planned sessions will be re-confirmed to each learner in advance and invites to join sessions remotely will be dispatched. Students are expected to confirm their attendance in advance for any invited group and individual learning sessions.
Protocol staff and students are trained and confident in their use of digital platforms, should any student require addition support with our digital platform, a member of our team will be available for additional support and/or technical issues that may arise.
Learners will be expected to adhere to the Protocol Flip learning approach. Protocol will often run an initial session in the morning, allow learners time to work on their studies, then conclude with a short afternoon session (depending on the nature of the topic).
In is Protocol’s intention to endeavour to deliver as much of students’ planned hours as possible, during the COVID-19 pandemic – we recognise for some students this may not be possible for example where a student is undertaking a course involving practical teaching and training which necessitates the use of specialist equipment and supervision or with respect to work experience and placements.
Access to our full policies/procedures are available for perusal via your Moodle/Mahara learning platform.
All our learners are aware of our team contact details and the provision of our 24 hour emergency contact number.
If you are interested in employing an apprentice for your business or looking for an apprenticeship for yourself, feel free to give us a call on 0121 236 2634, where you can speak directly to a qualified member of staff.