Coronavirus Update – Friday 05 June 2020
Exciting News – Our Face-To-Face Training Courses are returning !
I’m pleased to be able to announce that NEBOSH, IOSH and Highfield (HABC) have stated that face-to-face training courses can now be reinstated.
All of our open classroom-based training courses starting on or after Monday 03 August 2020 are currently running as planned. Our full course listing can be found on our website here: https://www.woodward-group.co.uk/events
The health of our learners, tutors and support staff is of the highest importance to us, so on all of our courses we will ensure that the latest Government advice is strictly adhered to i.e. social distancing measures, limiting the number of individuals on the course where appropriate, frequent cleaning of the learning environment, provision of handwashing facilities and hand sanitiser, etc.
We are accepting bookings for these courses via the normal channels although email [to firstname.lastname@example.org] is presently the preferred method.
ELC Funded Training Courses
Please be aware that we received the following instruction from ELCAS on 21 May 2020:
“**UPDATED 20/05/20** 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 original direction was that, all face to face training should now cease until further notice. However, in line with the latest Government advice issued on GOV.UK we are content that face to face courses can be reinstated by learning providers as long as the latest Government advice is strictly adhered to i.e. social distancing measures, limiting the number of individuals on the course where appropriate, frequent cleaning of the learning environment and any equipment used between uses etc.
Additionally a full COVID-19 risk assessment in line with the HSE guidance is to be undertaken by Learning Providers delivering face to face courses. It is expected that Learning Providers abide by any other requirements stipulated by building owners where courses are delivered. We feel this is a proportional response thus continuing to reduce the risk whilst still enabling access to pre-scheduled learning.”
On this basis we are now accepting and confirming training course package bookings for ELC funded learners again.
We are in the process of contacting all ELC funded learners with provisional bookings and offering them confirmed places on their chosen course dates. If you have a provisional booking with us and you have not received an e-mail from us by 4:00pm on Friday 12 June 2020, please e-mail Tom on Tom@woodwardgroup.co.uk for an update.
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 email@example.com address and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
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.