Should a learner need to self-isolate or local restrictions require them to stay at home and a course is not already being delivered by online learning, ACL Essex will continue to respond rapidly and provide the following:
Adult learners including 16-19 learners – a move to online delivery using ACL platforms. Where a learner is unable to access online platforms tutors will endeavour to contact each learner individually and provide resources, including a Learning Support Assistant if that is their normal way of working, which allows them to continue with and evidence learning.
Apprentices – taught sessions, one to one meetings and reviews with employers will be delivered on-line using ACL platforms. End Point Assessment (EPA) testing and assessments will take place remotely using awarding organisation platforms.
ACL uses two platforms for learning – the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Microsoft Teams. Each individual learner will be given details of how to access their learning materials. Every effort will be made to have materials available at the same time as the lesson and if the lesson is in a centre, there may be opportunities for the learner to access some of the live lesson through one of our online platforms. Contact with the course tutor will be maintained as much as possible via email, the online learning platform and/or telephone.
Where assessments which cannot be carried out online – learners will be advised of the next opportunity to come into a centre to take the assessment and follow the awarding organisations’ policy, Government and Ofqual guidance.
When a course requires specialist equipment or facilities – the learner will be offered theory-based elements of the course that can be accessed online along with any exercises, tasks that can be accessed/completed from home will take place in line with awarding organisations’ guidance.
Students are expected to adhere to the same standards as in the classroom and follow the Working Safely Online guidance provided.
If a learner does not have the equipment to enable them to complete their course, they may be eligible to equipment through the DLSF.
If a learner has an additional need and receives additional support in the classroom, support will be offered including online meetings with the Learning Support Assistant, access to materials before a session, additional time to complete tasks in line with their normal way of working.
Please contact us if you require further information.