Information for parents/guardians and students regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
As always the care and education of our learners at IBHA is our priority. Following the announcement by the Minister of State for Education and the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March 2020, IBHA will provide remote learning for all students. We are well equipped to do this through our online learning systems and tutors will make contact and provide detailed instructions of lessons, activities and assignments. Learners will be expected to log on at the start of each training day, engage in webinars, complete activities and assignments. Registers will be taken for their day of regular study.
We are also working closely with VTCT about how we will be able to complete assessments at home where practicable. This is an important point in the year for all learners and everyones role in supporting them will be crucial over the coming weeks. Please help to ensure there is a quiet space to work at home where possible, and make sure studying is undertaken during the regular days of study.
For students on Functional Skills qualifications, we will continue to remote teach and set work for learners undertaking functional skills and will update once we have further guidance from the awarding body as to how alternative assessment arrangements will be delivered.
There have been a number of queries in regards to whether courses will finish at the planned times stated. This is an unprecedented situation and we are endeavouring to support students to complete their qualifications at the dates planned, though we do anticipate that some groups may complete their courses a little later than planned due to disruption in face-to-face learning and restrictions on assessment of the qualifications by the awarding body.
We are in continued communication with VTCT, the ESFA and Department for Education (DfE) and will be updating our process and information once further guidance has been provided to us. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.