13 January 2021
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 things are a little different to what you're used to. We've implemented our social distancing policy and COVID-secure safety measures. 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.
Essential training and sales support
Despite limitations on face-to-face learning, we are still open and able to deliver essential training, for those whom are eligible. Unfortunately at this time driver training, theory tests, driving tests and ADR training are suspended, across the UK.
We are working hard to adapt the delivery of our courses to a remote environment. We are utilising the Zoom platform to deliver online courses, where possible. If you are scheduled to attend any of our online courses please note that a link will be sent to your email address, simply click on the link and follow the instructions. Please note that the Zoom session link will admit you 5 minutes prior to the start time, if you try to access the session any earlier than this you will not be admitted.
To find out what training courses are available, both essential face-to-face and remote sessions please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 looking forward to supporting our customers throughout these unprecedented times.
In response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve temporarily suspend face-to-face learning, but to ensure that apprentices have every opportunity to successfully progress their learning journey we will move to a remote learning environment.
In light of this, apprentices aren’t required to attend any of the training centres. Our online learning sessions will be supported by Zoom, located in your Smart Assessor accounts. If you are not sure 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 will be sent an email with a Zoom link each morning, please note that the link will only allow you access to your virtual training session 5 minutes before the scheduled time. The virtual training sessions are planned to take place on the same week as originally scheduled, see the timetables below for more information. Remote sessions will take place between Tuesday-Friday at 9am – 4pm, you will need to report to work as usual on the Monday.
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. All of which will be delivered remotely. Parents/legal guardians of apprentices can access the timetables for all remote sessions below, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Please note that due to GDPR regulations we may be limited to the amount and depth of information we can share. We will reach out to all apprentices so that we can assess their learning needs, as we move to a remote environment.
Accessing online training and additional support
Apprentices, you will receive a survey monkey request for information, please check your emails for the link and check your ‘junk box’ if you do not receive it. We want to know what additional barriers you may face in accessing remote learning, so that we can support you. You may also have dedicated 1-2-1 discussions with your Development Coach or Assessor. However if you know in advance that you will have issues accessing online sessions please make contact with your Development Coach, or Assessor as soon as possible.
In order to connect with each session you will require a wired or Wi-Fi connection, a laptop, fixed PC or tablet. It is possible to take part using your mobile phone however we recommend that 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 remote learning sessions.
We will commit to providing the fullest support for apprentices 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 specialists. Where applicable EHCP reviews will also continue through a remote process, where agreeable.
To ensure that apprentices receive ongoing practical learning their Development Coach, or Assessor, will set skills based targets, and provide all the information required in meeting them. Apprentices 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 will work in conjunction with each employer to ensure that apprentices receive the support required in the workplace, to fully benefit from the ‘hands-on’ practical skills that are vital for their development.
Please see timetables for apprentice remote learning sessions;
- GTG Glasgow South Street
- GTG West Midlands
- GTG Edinburgh
- GTG Kilbirnie Street
- GTG Glasgow - Body and Paint
If you have any questions about remote learning sessions, support with learning or SEND please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org, similarly the Safeguarding team are here to support you and can be contacted at; Help@gtg.co.uk or on 07887 293277.
Please keep an eye on this page, as we’ll review attendance requirements regularly in line with government guidance.