Asset Training will continue to deliver education for learners face to face as much as possible across all provision.
In the event of delivery needing to move online or remote we will adapt our provision as outlined below.
Assets curriculums have been created in such a way, so as to make them highly adaptable to varying environments, learners and employer requirements.
The vocational curriculum for each qualification will continue to be utilised with each learner, however, teaching and learning sessions will be conducted via zoom or Microsoft teams.
It will be agreed on a learner by learner basis the direction the curriculum will take in the event of a lockdown and will be agreed with the employer to ensure all parties are aware of the commitments and plans in place.
Asset have contingencies in place for Line Managers to complete observations of learners in place of the assessor, the assessor will counter assess to ensure standards have been met. This contingency will be used if a learner requires observations in the workplace and would otherwise have their progress affected if the observation didn’t take place.
Asset will utilise other methods of assessments where possible including witness testimony, professional discussion, product evidence, statements, case studies and projects to ensure learners progress as expected. This will be an adaptation to some assessment methods within the curriculum however our curriculums are built to ensure individualisation and adaptation. All learners’ progress will be monitored by Asset senior management.
Asset Apprentices utilise an on line portfolio, OneFile, which means they can access their portfolio from any device at any time. All planning and feedback is detailed on OneFile and all teaching and learning is also recorded for them to refer back to.
Delivery to Apprentices in the event of a lockdown will follow the planned timetabling of events within the curriculum with the only differentiation being an adaptation to assessment methods if needed and face to face teaching moving to Microsoft teams or zoom.
Full qualification curriculums are available upon request.
Asset have in place a policy of online learning protocols for learners which fully outlines the expectation of learners along with staff protocols for virtual sessions. These can be found within Asset policy and procedure documents.
None of Assets Apprentices are studying qualifications which require any specialist equipment. All learners will be able to continue their studies if they have access to internet and PC.
What Virtual Learning Tools Will be Used?
- Google Classroom
- Google Teams
- Instagram (specific programme accounts)
As mentioned above, learners will be supported and assessed (not necessarily formally) on a continual basis. This may be via verbal discussion on tasks that have been set (practical and written) or by assessment and feedback of work undertaken by the learner (visual or written).
If any learner at Asset requires support with internet, PC or other devices Asset would support learners in the following way.
- We would work with the employer to organise equipment and software to be made available.
- Utilise learner support funding.
- Utilise the Asset Foundation which was set up to assist learners with the most need for anything to keep them in learning.
Any learner at Asset with special needs would be offered the same level of service as those without in the first instance. SEND learners would also be offered further support from the company support officer who would assist them in their learning and assessments between visits with their facilitator. Should a learner require further support using equipment or adapting to the new ways of learning further support will be offered from an IT expert within Asset or via the company support officer.