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Coronavirus – COVID-19 - Update

Over the past few weeks, SETA has taken numerous actions to preserve the health, safety and
welfare of both our apprentices and customers whilst they complete learning with SETA during these
challenging times. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

As part of our plan, SETA is communicating with employers/candidates/apprentices/visitors and sub-contractors to help ensure mitigation of any potential risks.  There are positive signs emerging that social distancing methods are working, and the UK has hopefully passed the peak of the crisis. As such SETA is working on plans to re-open with caution on a phased return using procedures and methods of remaining safe.  This includes trialling strategies for safe delivery of some commercial training and assessment activities including testing.

Rest assured, SETA is continuing to work both at the centres (where possible) and remotely, monitoring e-mails and telephone lines during this period.



We previously pledged to re-open our training centre on Tuesday 26th May, and have started to trial safe ways to deliver some commercial testing and assessment adhering to social distancing measures and national guidance issued for educational establishments set out by Government, The Health & Safety Executive and various Awarding Bodies. We are continually assessing our risk mitigation measures so that we can open to more customers in a safe way.  

We will be extending the closure for Apprenticeship training until after 1st July, subject to further review.  


Commercial Courses

Customers have been contacted to run through the options that are available should you be booked onto a course in the near future.  In most cases these will be rescheduled to dates further in the future.  SETA must ensure safe delivery of all aspects of training, testing and assessment before we fully open again. Strategies and a comprehensive range of measures have been put in place to be able to open for some testing and assessment, and we have successfully welcomed our first few delegates back.

If you have a course booked and have not been contacted, or would like to contact SETA then please use the details below:

Telephone – 023 8077 1908

Email –



We have been in regular contact with all employers of apprentices keeping them up to date with the ongoing situation. We are now ensuring the continuity of training  with education and support services being operated remotely.

To help ensure that apprentices are working towards their learning targets:

~Apprentices will continue to use Google Classroom for online learning

~assessors will continue to remain in contact with apprentices via telephone and e-mail in the usual manner

 SETA will not be able to re-start apprenticeship workshop and classroom training until at least the 1st of July.  This will be subject to review and will only be when further guidance is received and the risk mitigation strategies are in place to ensure safe delivery for all involved.  Apprentices and their employers will be notified of any decisions made as soon as possible.


Apprentices with confirmed test dates, SETA will now defer these and re-arrange once the situation improves. Apprentices requiring these qualifications will receive practice papers via e-mail to complete.


Apprentices approaching gateway for end point assessment

SETA is reviewing this with partner organisations and will contact apprentices directly once we receive further instructions.



All safeguarding matters and concerns will continue to be facilitated via SETA Safeguarding Team and 07594 299517.


Until we open fully we would like you to stay safe, and thank you for your continued support and co-operation during these unprecedented and challenging times, and look forward to seeing you when our Centres re-open.


Further advice from The Government can be found on the Corona Virus general advice page




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