In-Comm Training turns to virtual learning as part of its Coronavirus Response
In response to the Government’s announcement to partially close schools from this evening, In-Comm Training has developed a new way of making sure apprentices are able to continue their learning.
From Monday, we will be delivering all courses via a virtual platform, ensuring our 750 learners still have access to industry experienced trainers and assessors when they need them most.
The ambition is to make it ‘business as usual’ where we can, with individuals able to complete tasks online using Google Classrooms or Microsoft Teams.
“Our first concern has always been the safety of our learners, staff and the employers we work with, so we have cancelled all on-site training at our technical academies in Aldridge, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury until further notice,” explained Bekki Phillips, Managing Director at In-Comm Training.
“The good news is that learning can happen in many forms and we are still 100% committed to supporting learners in developing their skills and, importantly, achieving their qualifications.”
She continued: “Virtual platforms like Google Classrooms and Microsoft Teams are prefect for supporting apprentices on their journey and we can also use the technology to deliver some commercial upskilling courses.
“We feel it is important for learners to still keep that face-to-face contact via video links, as it can be the difference between understanding content, being able to ask questions and, in some ways, keeping up morale.
“The technology will also be used be to complete assessments, removing the need for our assessors to make on-site visits.”
In-Comm Training recognises the impact Covid-19 is having on mental health and we will also be enhancing our pastoral case for all learners during this difficult time, introducing a dedicated email address you can use to contact our welfare team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, please contact the main office on 01922 457686.