Below we have outlined key information around when we plan to be back up and running and what we are putting in place to keep you progressing in your apprenticeship during this challenging time.

When will courses be back up and running?

Block Courses

Our Plan

A (previously scheduled for April/May)

Pencil in for late June/July 

B (previously scheduled for April/May)

Pencil in for late June/July 

 

Practical Assessments

The safety of our apprentices, our providers and the wider community is the most important thing, which is why there will be no practical assessments in Alert Level 3.

We will advise you as soon as any more information is made available and as we get closer to Alert Level 2.  But what this means is that, at this stage, block courses and practical assessments are unlikely to start back until June or July.

Health & Safety Courses?

We are in discussion with our providers of health & safety short courses such as first aid, confined space, and height safety. Once they resume courses and are taking new bookings we will let you know. If you have booked on a course that has been cancelled, the provider will contact you directly regarding re-scheduling.

Distance Learning/Theory Days

The National Certificate in Roofing qualifications finish at the end of this year. It is important to continually make progress on your assignments. To ensure that we are able to complete everyone in this qualification, all assignments must be submitted for marking by the end of September 2020. This will allow us to get them marked, resulted and reported in time. Additional to this we will also be making sure that apprentices have been scheduled on practical assessments, and completed all of their health & safety requirements. It is as simple as completing 1 assignment every 1-2 weeks. Under the different lockdown levels, there will be no roofing theory days. So please get your assignments in for marking as soon as possible.

While there may be some desire to resume assessments under alert levels 2 and 3, there are stringent requirements around social distancing, travel and hygiene requirements that need to be followed.  We are working with our provider partners to ensure the safety of our apprentices, our providers and their families are extremely important to us and we are committed to the overall goal to restrict the spread of the virus.  We will advise you if this decision changes as more information is made available as we get closer to alert level two.

What next?

Continue to check your emails as we will be in touch with more details about your apprenticeship programme.  In the meantime, if you have any issues or questions about your apprenticeship please talk to your Account Manager or contact us on 0508 SKILLS (0508 754 557).