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Current measures

At GTG, we are committed to delivering the level of service that you expect from us, as well as keeping your safety at the heart of everything we do.

When attending GTG you’ll notice our social distancing policy and COVID-secure safety measures are still in place. Watch the video below to find out more.

 

GTG's risk assessment

As part of our commitment to keeping our staff, learners and delegates safe, our risk assessment is available to view.

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Returning to GTG for training

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, you can now book driver training, theory tests, driving tests and ADR training at GTG, and we can now deliver these to candidates based in England. Candidates in Scotland can book from 26th April at the earliest – we’ll update this information once the Scottish Government confirms a date.

Find more information about the easing of restrictions in Scotland here, and in England here.

We’ve worked hard to adapt the delivery of our courses to a remote environment, and although we can resume face-to-face learning, our remote courses were a huge success – we don’t want to stop delivering them altogether. So, we’re going to continue using Zoom to deliver our remote courses.  

If you are scheduled to attend any online courses we’ll send you a link to join the course to your email address. All you need to do is click on the link and follow the instructions. 

Please note that the Zoom session link will admit you 5 minutes before the start time – if you try to access the session any earlier than this, you won’t be admitted.   

To find out what training courses are available, both face-to-face and remotely, please get in touch by emailing us at info@gtg.co.uk, or give our Sales team a call:

GTG Glasgow – 0141 950 5600
GTG Edinburgh – 0131 333 6833
GTG West Midlands – 01902 308090

We are committed to delivering safe, high-quality learning and are proud to have supported our customers through a challenging year and beyond.

 

Apprenticeships

To ensure that apprentices have every opportunity to successfully progress their learning journey, we’ll continue with  remote learning.

From 26th April we’ll be able to schedule all learners to attend practical learning sessions once again.  We’ve provided a timetable for all cohorts between April – July 2021 so learners, parents, guardians and managers can review the plan for the return to GTG facilities in the coming weeks. 

If you’re a learner returning to GTG, please familiarise yourself with the GTG Social Distancing Policy and COVID-secure safety measures, and remember to bring your own boots and overalls – we can’t supply replacement PPE under our current safety measures. Finally, please wear a face covering inside our facilities. We have a stock of new face coverings at all of our GTG centres if you need one.  

We’ll continue to deliver  online learning sessions, supported by Zoom, located in your Smart Assessor accounts. If you’re unsure how to log into your virtual session, please read the ‘How to join a Smart Room session – learner’ guide below. If you don't have a Smart Assessor account you’ll receive an email with a Zoom link each morning, just remember that the link will only allow you to access your virtual training session 5 minutes before the scheduled time.

Any online training sessions will be included in the timetables below.  Remote sessions will take place between Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 4pm. You will need to report to work as usual on the Monday.

How to join Smart Room session - learner 

Apprentices, employers, and tutors will use Smart Assessor to plan and host timetabled lessons for all learning including: Maths, English, tutor-led block weeks and learning assessment visits. Some of these will be delivered remotely.  Parents or legal guardians of apprentices can access the timetables for all sessions.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at apprentices@gtg.co.uk

Please note that due to GDPR regulations, we may be limited to the amount and depth of information we can share.

Additional support

If you face any additional barriers to accessing all types of learning, please let us know so we can offer you support. 

Your dedicated development coach or assessor can support you, so please speak to them in confidence.  

If you’d prefer to speak to a safeguarding link officer, just email help@gtg.co.uk or call 07887 293277

As a reminder, when connecting to an online learning session, you’ll need a wired or Wi-Fi connection, and a laptop, fixed PC or tablet. 

While it’s possible to take part using your mobile phone, we recommend you use a device with a larger screen, in a comfortable seated position.

As part of your learning session, the tutor may make use of online learning tools such as discussion boards, live video lessons, live chat and quizzes, so please read the Behaviour and Conduct policy as it sets out the commitment required from apprentices, including how best to prepare for all learning sessions.

We’re committed to providing the fullest support for learners with special educational needs.  Support will be provided with increased contact from your development coach or assessor, 1-2-1 sessions with our specialist support tutor, and adaptions to online resources.  All development coaches, assessors and tutors will be provided with increased support from their safeguarding link officer and SEND specialist. Where applicable, EHCP reviews will also continue through a remote process, where agreeable.

 Your development coach, or assessor, will continue to set skills based targets, and will provide all the information required in meeting them. Learners will be expected to submit work as normal, including assessment evidence, written work, job cards and other pre-planned product evidence in-line with the course requirements. We’ll work in conjunction with each employer to make sure apprentices receive the support required in the workplace to fully benefit from the ‘hands-on’ practical skills that are vital for their development.

If you have any questions about remote learning sessions, support with learning or special education needs or learning barriers please get in touch: apprentices@gtg.co.uk

You can contact the Safeguarding team by emailing Help@gtg.co.uk or calling 07887 293277.

Please keep an eye on this page, as we’ll review attendance requirements regularly in line with government guidance.