Employer Memo 2nd November 2020

Coronovirus Update regarding lockdown commencing 5 November

To All Our Partner Employers

In light of the new government guidance and lockdown restrictions for hairdressing salons, your apprentices hairdressing training will move to 100% virtual delivery from Thursday 5th November with the following notable exceptions:

1. We will be asking particular groups of apprentices to attend on-site tests within our Liverpool Training centre, these will be of 2-3 hour duration and all apprentices are being contacted to confirm attendance to their scheduled sessions during this week.

2. We will be requesting attendance on-site for any apprentices due to complete who still need to prepare and plan for their End Point Assessments. We are expecting confirmation from City & Guilds soon to establish whether the EPA dates can go ahead on Friday 13th November and Thursday 4th December.

Please be assured we will maintain our stringent COVID-19 Secure training site for any apprentices attending, to ensure your apprentice/s can return to your workplace full-time as soon as restrictions are lifted.

For the majority of apprentices, outside of test sessions, delivery of essential knowledge and understanding in addition to virtual practical demonstrations (where appropriate) will continue on their scheduled training day. We would ask you to encourage them to attend and actively participate. We know progress can be made and this style of learning is proving effective.

For those employers who have Level 3 apprentices who were expected to commence training on-site shortly, we will be delivering sessions from Tuesday 17th November up to Wednesday 25th November within virtual classrooms.

All apprentices will be notified separately of these changes and our Training term will end as expected week ending Friday 27th November with the first groups of apprentices returning on their usual training day either on-site or virtual, week commencing Monday 4th January 2021.

Please note – we now have a Partner Salon Portal which you can access from the footer at the bottom of each andrewcollingetraining.com page. We will put any update here so you have immediate access to information that is of interest to you or your apprentice.

We hope you find this update useful and please do not hesitate to contact Lisa on 07587 779 463 or Jan on 07760 749 633 if you have any further queries.

The Andrew Collinge Training Team