FAQs for apprentices | March 2021

FAQs for apprentices

The Government has announced that colleges can resume face-to-face teaching. Please read the frequently asked questions below for guidance.

Please check back regularly as any updates will be posted here. Should your question not be answered within the following FAQs, please email marketing@gbmc.ac.uk

  • When will face-to-face teaching resume?

    Face-to-face teaching for the vast majority of courses will resume from Monday 15 March.

    In line with government advice, we will be prioritising our courses for 16-19-year-olds, apprentices and university-level students. These students will receive a mix of face-to-face and live online delivery from Monday 15 March.

    Your curriculum team will be in touch with you to provide further detail relevant to your particular course.

  • How will I continue my apprenticeship remotely?

    Facilitating continued learning and development for our apprentices is a high priority.

    Assessor visits will now be conducted remotely. Our assessor team will be in contact with you and your line manager to support your learning and arrange a virtual meeting. 

    Evidence and work can still be submitted to an assessor via email or through Google Classroom/Drive for remote feedback and assessment. The assessor will be in touch with you to agree a preferred way of working moving forward.

  • Will assessor visits and face-to-face meetings take place?

    All visits and meetings are currently being conducted remotely. We appreciate that we need to be flexible with our approach so should your organisation decide that any remote contact needs to be postponed, we will look to reschedule as appropriate.

  • What should I do if my workplace closes?

    Follow your employer’s guidance and contingency plans. Please also inform your assessor as we will still be able to support you remotely with some off-the-job training or with your Functional Skills.

  • How do I contact you?

    Please email business.solutions@gbmc.ac.uk. Should you need to speak on the phone, one of our team will arrange to call you back. Please ensure we have the most up-to-date contact details for you.

  • Who do I inform of my employer’s procedures in response to the current situation?

    We ask that you inform us of any risks, updates or procedures your organisation has communicated to you that relate to your apprenticeship. This information should be sent to business.solutions@gbmc.ac.uk

  • Where can I access support and resources for anxiety about COVID-19?

    Click here to visit the Anxiety UK website, where you can find easy access to a range of information, resources and support for helping you manage your anxiety during these difficult times.

  • Where can I read the College's updates?

    All of our updates are posted to our news pages which you can view here.