Futures for Business Remote Learning Provision
Find out how we're delivering remote learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the adult education, apprenticeships, and training for 16-19-year-olds and over-19s we previously delivered in person, has now been moved to remote learning. The provisions in place differ depending on the course type.
Adult Education Courses – Over-19s
Remote Education Available
Futures for Business provide remote teaching sessions with a live tutor in the subjects of:
- European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
- Functional skills maths at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2
- Functional Skills English at Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2
These courses are delivered through 12 distinctive sessions spread through the work allowing learners a flexible approach to learning around both personal and work commitments.
Students are required to work in a linear style of learning, but due to nature of the course can repeat any session remotely more than once if they struggle on particular elements of the course as needed.
Sessions take place at set times and at the end of each session, 30 minutes is allocated to allow for further questions or 1-1 support if needed.
- Students will undertake 4 exams in the four elements of the course; Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Software and Improving Productivity.
- Each exam is done remotely and can be done from the Students own home or place of work
Functional Skills Assessments
- For English, Students will take part in 3 exams; Speaking and Listening, Writing and Reading
- For maths, Students will take one exam covering all elements covered throughout the teaching and learning
- Currently all exams are due to take place only face to face, this is subject to change but is governed by the awarding body.
Expectations of students
Students are expected to attend at least a minimum of session a week which is 2.5 hours long, but may do much more if they so wish to do so
Students are expected to attend all lessons and follow internal guidance on the following of British Values and awarding body expectations for the course
Courses requiring specialist equipment
These courses don’t currently require equipment outside of an internet-enabled device. Should this change in the future, we will look into ways we can provide assistance to learners who need it.
support for students without devices, connectivity or a suitable environment for learning
We can provide telephone discussions to students who have difficulty connecting to sessions, and we also promote the use of games consoles to connect t Teams and access sessions, as well as smartphone apps
support for students with SEND
All learners are allowed extra time at the end of each lesson and we can provide additional support as needed including producing worksheets / activities to the meet the learner’s individual needs
Remote Education Available
Apprentices receive remote live teaching sessions, tutorials and group sessions online for the following subjects:
- L3 Team Leading
- L2Customer Service Practitioner
- L3 Customer Service Specialist
- L5 Operational or departmental
- L2 Teaching Assistant Framework (Old version) Framework
- L3 Teaching Assistant standard
- L3 Digital Marketing L3
- L3 Junior Content Producer
- L2 Business Administrator (Old version) Framework
- L3 Business Administrator Standard
- L6 Careers Development Professional
These sessions also cover the wider scope of safeguarding/Prevent, E&D, H&S, online modules, embedding Functional Skills L1 and L2
Sessions are delivered to apprentices via Teams, and break out rooms are used for small group sessions as needed.
Before enrolling, employers receive a planning schedule containing group delivery dates for approval. Upon enrolling, each learner receives an Apprenticeship learning plan with themes for each month. Teaching and Learning and tutorials are then pre-planned each month with the learner and employer.
Learners will undertake formative assessments during group and Teaching & Learning sessions.
Learners on Business Services, Digital Marketing and Junior Content producer Level 3 apprenticeships will undertake EPA Virtual assessments.
Expectations of Learners
Learners are expected to
- Be punctual and attend a minimum of one session per month
- Have cameras on during sessions
- Behave in an appropriate manner in accordance with both provider and employer guidance
- complete modules set per programme/curriculum requirement
Arrangements for students studying courses that require specialist equipment or facilities
Any specialist equipment required for an apprenticeship should be provided by the employer, however we will endeavour to help where it is needed.
Support for students without devices, connectivity, or a suitable environment for learning
We can provide telephone discussions to students who have difficulty connecting to sessions, and we also promote the use of games consoles to connect t Teams and access sessions, as well as smartphone apps.
support for students with SEND
All learners are allowed extra time at the end of each lesson and we can provide additional support as needed including producing worksheets / activities to the meet the learner’s individual needs. We can also provide more or additional 1-2-1 teaching sessions.
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