Coronavirus Update – 30 March 2020

Coronavirus Update – Monday 30 March 2020

We have been in ongoing discussions with NEBOSH about the UK Government Guidance on the Coronavirus situation.

NEBOSH have taken the decision to postpone both the Certificate standard date examinations in June and the Diploma examinations sittings in July. The NEBOSH examination sittings after July are currently running as planned.

Our best estimate is that the UK government restrictions to combat the Coronavirus will continue in some form or other for the next 12 – 14 weeks.

To protect the health of our learners, tutors and support staff we are aligning with NEBOSH’s position and cancelling all our planned open/public classroom-based courses from now until Monday 03 August 2020.

We are in the process of contacting all the affected learners and offering them transfers to later course dates. If you believe your course booking has been affected by these cancellations and you have not received an e-mail from us by 4:00pm on Friday 04 April 2020, please e-mail Tom on for an update.

Our open classroom-based training courses starting on or after Monday 03 August 2020 are currently running as planned. We are accepting bookings for these courses via the normal channels although email [to] is presently the preferred method.

ELC Funded Training Courses

Please be aware that we received the following instruction from ELCAS on 24th March 2020:

“Direction to Learning Providers in relation to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Defence is continuing to monitor guidance issued by Her Majesty’s Government on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our direction is that, all face to face training should now have ceased until further notice in line with the latest Government advice issued on GOV.UK  You will appreciate this is an unprecedented situation. This decision has not been taken lightly.”

Our best estimate is that the UK government restrictions to combat the Coronavirus will continue in some form or other for the next 12 – 14 weeks.

Whilst we can provisionally book training course packages for ELC funded learners, we cannot confirm any course bookings or deliver any courses to them until the Ministry of Defence allows training courses to resume.

Contacting Us

In-line with the current government guidance we have asked all our staff to work from home where possible. This means that our offices are only going to be open sporadically for the time being and we will only be able to answer telephone calls at those times.

The quickest and most reliable way to contact us will be to e-mail your existing Woodward contact, who will respond as soon as they are able.

If you don’t have a specific contact, please send any queries you may have by e-mail to our address and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Ongoing Updates

Should there be any further changes to our operations or procedures, we will keep this page updated with the most current information.

Stay safe and look after each other.