Virtual Classroom Courses – Interim Training Programme

Virtual Classroom Courses – Interim Training Programme

Introduction

As restrictions due to Covid-19 continue, we are aware of a growing need for education and training to be delivered.

To this end we have arranged for a number of online (virtual classroom) courses to be delivered regionally by our Further Education Partners in the devolved nations.

We will be reviewing this programme whilst it is being delivered to consider further provision in this way during the period of the pandemic.

Courses in Wales and EnglandDate CourseCut-off dateJanuary

11 – 15Introduction to H&S Part 1

5 Days duration (Mon – Fri) Timings to be set by the tutor to include setting of self-directed study and time away from screen*

20 Nov 20

Wed 13thMandatory Fair & Equal (1 Day)

Single Day duration (Wednesday) Timings to be set by the tutor to include setting of self-directed study and time away from screen**

20 Nov 2018 – 22Postal Agreements & Procedures*27 Nov 20Wed 20thMandatory Fair & Equal**27 Nov 2025 – 29Essential Skills Part 1* 4 Dec 20February2 – 4Mental Health Awareness (3 Days Tuesday ,Wednesday, Thursday)11 Dec 20Wed 10thMandatory Fair & Equal**11 Dec 2015 – 19Equal Rights Part 1* (all strands)11 Dec 20Wed 17thMandatory Fair & Equal **11 Dec 20March1 – 5Union Learning Reps Part 1*8  Jan 218 – 12Introduction to H&S Part 2*15 Jan 21Wed 10thMandatory Fair & Equal** 15 Jan 2116 – 18BAME Leadership Part 1 (3 Days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)22 Jan 21Wed 17thMandatory Fair & Equal** 22 Jan 2122 – 26Essential Skills Part 2*29 Jan 2129 – 31Women’s Leadership (3 Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)5 Feb 21

Courses in Scotland / Northern IrelandDate 2021CourseCut-off dateJanuary

11 – 15Introduction to H&S Part 1*

 5 Days duration (Mon – Fri) Timings to be set by the tutor to include setting of self-directed   study and time away from screen*

20 Nov 20Wed 20th Mandatory Fair & Equal (1 Day, 2 day NI)

Single Day (2 in NI) Day duration (Wednesday) Timings to be set by the tutor to include setting of self-directed study and time away from screen**

27 Nov 2025 – 29  Postal Agreements & Procedures*4 Dec 20FebruaryWed 3rdMandatory Fair & Equal**11 Dec 208 – 12Essential Skills Part 1*11 Dec 2016 – 18Mental Health Awareness (3 Days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)11 Dec 20Wed 24thMandatory Fair & Equal**11 Dec 20March1 -5Equal Rights Part 1* (all strands)8 Jan 2110Mandatory Fair & Equal**15 Jan 2115 – 19Union Learning Reps Part 1*22 Jan 2122 -26Introduction to H&S Part 2*29 Jan 2131stMandatory Fair & Equal**5 Feb 21April5 – 16No course20 – 22BAME Leadership Part 1 (3 Days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)26 Feb 2123rdMandatory Fair & Equal**26 Feb 2126 – 30Essential Skills Part 25 Mar 21May4 – 6Women’s Leadership (3 Days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)12 Mar 21

Application Process

Authorised applications must be received by the cut-off dates.  Branches must send an email to courseadmin@cwu.org via the Branch Secretary only with the following information:

  • Title and date of course
  • Name of applicant
  • Branch
  • Membership number of applicant
  • Contact email address for the applicant
  • Contact mobile number
  • Any adjustments that require consideration

When applications have been received applicants MUST be registered as CWU Reps/Officers on the OLS system for applications to be processed. 

Attached is a guide on how to add Reps/Officers to the OLS for new Branch Secretaries.

The above is an interim online application procedure whilst a new process is in development.

IT, Infrastructure and learning differences

Having tested online delivery of samples of both accredited and unaccredited courses, it is crucial that the student is set up appropriately and in good time before the training commences.

The learner must preferably have access to a good PC / laptop.  Tablets can be used but have some limitation in our experience.  Attending training courses using a mobile phone will not be allowed.

There must be a stable internet connection from the learning is taking place.

Colleges will also be in contact before the course to advise of any additional requirements.

We would appreciate Branches assistance in ensuring any applicants are prepared in line with the above points.  If any reps encounter difficulties getting set up with IT equipment in preparation for course attendance, please advise their Branch Secretary, Union Learning Rep or the Equality, Education & Development as soon as possible.

Additionally, upon application; please ensure that we are aware in good time of any adjustments that may need to be arranged such as issues relating to dyslexia or sight / hearing differences.

Release & Notice

Paid release should normally apply where the union is recognised and / or in line with any existing agreements.

Please forward any enquiries relating to this LTB to learn@cwu.org in the first instance.

Finally, we are sure that Branches appreciate that this is a particularly challenging time for all concerned, including our partner providers and therefore we acknowledge and thank you in advance for your patience with this approach.

Yours sincerely,

Kate Hudson
Head of Equality, Training & Development

20LTB 511 – Virtual Classroom Courses – Interim Training Programme

OLS Advice

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