Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Reaseheath College and the Reaseheath Business Hub are here to support our businesses, apprentices and the community.

At Reaseheath we take the health and welfare of our apprentices, students and staff very seriously and we are continuing to follow government guidance to help contain the virus.

If you need any advice or information, please contact our dedicated apprenticeship team at apprenticeships@reaseheath.ac.uk and we will endeavour to respond within 24 hours.

Please see link below for the latest guidance from the government around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) apprenticeship programme response.

We have put together the frequently asked questions and information below to help guide you through this difficult time.

Apprentices are now back to face to face delivery.

Please note the apprentices Skills Coach will be in touch with specific details.

If you didn’t receive a home testing kit, please ask your Skills Coach for one. Residential students can get home testing kits from Residential Services.

We are recommending our apprentices to do a home test twice a week, every Sunday and Wednesday.

There are clear directions in each box about how to administer the tests and how to record your results.

If you test positive using your home testing kit, please notify your Skills Coach. Although it is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive Covid-19 test, we are advising our apprentices to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. 

SME Apprentice – If whilst your apprentice is furloughed, they continue to study and access their training via our remote training programme, then their apprenticeship will continue.  The government has issued guidance to ensure that all UK employers are able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that are furloughed during this crisis, and will not be undertaking any work.  This guidance can be accessed here.

Levy Apprentice – If whilst your apprentice is furloughed, they continue to study and access their training via our remote training programme, then their apprenticeship will continue.  Do not stop their apprenticeship in your DAS account. The government has issued guidance to ensure that all UK employers are able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that are furloughed during this crisis, and will not be undertaking any work. This guidance can be accessed here.

Employee – The government has issued guidance to ensure that all UK employers are able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that are furloughed during this crisis, and will not be undertaking any work.  This guidance can be accessed here.

All NPTC Courses are now running.

The NPTC team will be in touch regarding your course.

Please notify us of this as soon as possible via our email address apprenticeships@reaseheath.ac.uk . The apprentice will be placed on a Break In Learning (BIL) until alternative employment is found. Remote sessions may be able to continue whilst we find alternative employment for the apprentice.  We will contact you if you are a levy employer to advise of the actions to take on your DAS account.

Please note that this guidance is subject to changes in government guidance and will be updated accordingly. Therefore please check this site regularly and notify us of an changes to your apprentices employment circumstances via apprenticeships@reaseheath.ac.uk.

Please contact your Skills Coach in regards to your apprentices EPA.