25 January 2022
At GTG, we are committed to delivering the level of service that you expect from us, while always keeping your safety in mind.
When attending GTG, you’ll notice our social distancing policy and COVID-secure safety measures are still in place.
GTG will review our SD policy and RA in-line with changes to government guidance w/c 31st January 2022, but in the mean-time all persons to adhere to the current GTG measures.
All persons are required to wear face coverings outside of classrooms or indoor teaching areas, such as in corridors and communal areas. A face covering must also be worn when travelling on public transport and dedicated transport to and from the hotel and GTG.
Testing remains important in reducing the risk of transmission of infection within settings. Those attending GTG, including staff, should continue to test twice weekly at home, with lateral flow device test kits, 3 to 4 days apart.
GTG would strongly recommend that you take a rapid lateral flow test 3 days before attending our premises and again 1 day before. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms; the lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious.
Staff or students who receive a positive LFD test result should self-isolate in line with the stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection. They will also need to get a PCR test to confirm if they have COVID-19. While awaiting the PCR result, the individual should continue to self-isolate.
Keep everyone safe – do not travel to GTG premises if you have any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.
GTG's risk assessment
As part of our commitment to keeping our staff, learners and delegates safe, our risk assessment is available to view.
Attending GTG for training
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, you can book driver training, theory tests, driving tests and ADR training at GTG, and we can deliver these to all delegates across Scotland and England. GTG are always reviewing our safety measures accordingly with government updates.
We’ve worked hard to adapt the delivery of our courses to a remote environment, and although we have resumed face-to-face learning, we don’t want to stop delivering our remote courses altogether given that they have been a huge success. So, we’re going to continue using Zoom to deliver them.
If you are scheduled to attend a remote course, we’ll send you a link to join to your nominated email address. All you need to do is click on the link and follow the instructions.
Please note that the link provided will admit you 5 minutes before the start time – if you try to access the session any earlier than this, you won’t be admitted.
To find out what training courses are available, both face-to-face and remotely, please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give our Sales team a call:
GTG Glasgow – 0141 950 5600
GTG Edinburgh – 0131 333 6833
GTG West Midlands – 01902 308090
We are committed to delivering safe, high-quality learning and are proud to have supported our customers throughout this challenging time.
Please familiarise yourself with the GTG Social Distancing Policy and COVID-secure safety measures and remember to bring your own boots and overalls – we can’t supply replacement PPE under our current safety measures. Finally, please wear a face covering inside our facilities. We have a stock of new face coverings at all GTG premise if you need one. Please also read the guidance above in regards to taking LFD tests.
We’ll continue to deliver online learning sessions in line with our outbreak management plan so that we can support progress. If you have been booked to attend any remote sessions, you will find details located in your Smart Assessor account. If you’re unsure how to access a session, please read the ‘How to join a Smart Room session – learner’ guide below. If you don't have a Smart Assessor account, you’ll receive an email with a Zoom link each morning – just remember that the link will only allow you to access your virtual training session 5 minutes before the scheduled time.
Apprentices, employers, and tutors will use Smart Assessor to plan and host timetabled lessons for all learning, including: Maths, English, tutor-led block weeks and learning assessment visits. Some of these may be delivered remotely. Parents or legal guardians of apprentices can access the timetables for all sessions below.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Please note that due to GDPR regulations, we may be limited to the depth of information we can share.
If you face any additional barriers to accessing all types of learning, please let us know so we can offer you support.
Your dedicated development coach or assessor can support you, so please speak to them in confidence.
If you’d prefer to speak to a safeguarding link officer, just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07887 293277.
As a reminder, when connecting to an online learning session, you’ll need a wired or Wi-Fi connection, and a laptop, fixed PC or tablet.
While it’s possible to take part using your mobile phone, we recommend you use a device with a larger screen, in a comfortable seated position.
As part of your learning session, the tutor may make use of online learning tools such as discussion boards, live video lessons, live chat and quizzes, so please read the Behaviour and Conduct policy as it sets out the commitment required from apprentices, including how best to prepare for all learning sessions.
We’re committed to providing the fullest support for learners with special educational needs. Support will be provided with increased contact from your development coach or assessor, 1-2-1 sessions with our specialist support tutor, and adaptions to online resources. All development coaches, assessors and tutors will be provided with increased support from their dedicated safeguarding officer and SEND specialist. Where applicable, EHCP reviews will also continue through a remote process, where agreeable.
Your development coach, or assessor, will continue to set skill-based targets, and will provide all the information required in meeting them. Learners will be expected to submit work as normal, including assessment evidence, written work, job cards and other product evidence in line with the course requirements. We’ll work in conjunction with each employer to make sure apprentices receive the support required in the workplace so they can fully benefit from the ‘hands-on’ practical experience that will be vital for their development.
If you have any questions about remote learning sessions, support with learning, special education needs or learning barriers, please get in touch: email@example.com
Please keep an eye on this page, as we’ll review attendance requirements regularly in line with government guidance.