Remote Learning Guidance
Remote Education for learner cohorts
Apprentices are continuing their programs via online learning.
There is a full timetable of taught sessions throughout the week.
Learners on a day release program continue to be timetabled on the same day as they would have been when attending the college.
- Traineeship Program
Learners enrolled on our traineeship program are continuing their program via online learning.
Learners are timetabled for sessions including engineering theory, employability, and Maths and English.
- ECITB – ITEC and Scholarship Programs
Learners are continuing their ECITB sponsored programs via online delivery.
Learners are continuing their set programs whilst working remotely, with a timetable of live taught sessions, focussing on Engineering theory.
Virtual Learning Environment
All learners enrolled at the Engineering College have access to our virtual learning environment.
From here, learners can access the Canvas online learning platform, Outlook emails, and their Office 365 suite.
All live remote sessions are carried out through Microsoft Teams, which learners can access via their Office 365 accounts.
All communication with learners will be carried out through their Engineering College email addresses.
Support for students without devices, connectivity, or a suitable environment for learning
Learners without the opportunity to continue their training remotely for any reason (including lack of equipment, internet connectivity, or a suitable environment for learning), can access the Engineering College Learner Resource Centre on a bookable basis (dependant on government guidance), from where they can access their Engineering College learner accounts and join all online sessions.
Additional/alternative resources can also be made available if required and deemed necessary, for example hard copies of workbooks etc.
Arrangements for students studying courses that require specialist equipment or facilities
Within their program, most learners at the Engineering College require practical engineering training in our workshops.
During the period in which our workshops must remain closed, learners will be timetabled for the theory-based elements of their program.
All practical based elements of the course will be resumed once deemed safe to do so.
Expectations of learners
- Learners are expected to be self-motivated and take responsibility for their learning.
- Learners should be well organised, joining online sessions timely and with the correct equipment in preparation for learning.
- We expect that learners maintain continued communication with the Engineering College to ensure that we can offer the correct support where necessary.
- Learners must plan and manage their time accordingly in order to ensure that all set tasks are completed to the required standard and are submitted on time.
During periods of National or Regional Lockdown, guidance around learning in an education setting will be adjusted for remote learning, where blended learning is not possible.
These will be communicated with employers and learners as they change.