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. Please note - both SETA sites are temporarily closed at the moment following the Government statement to stop the spread of the virus, and to protect the NHS.

Following Boris Johnson’s speech outlining further restrictions on movements, social distancing and limitations on work arrangements,we have followed the Government advice as outlined.  The Apprenticeship Centre in First Avenue and The Training Centre in Second Avenue (both Millbrook, Southampton) are now temporarily closed. Rest assured, SETA will continue to work remotely, monitor e-mails and telephones during this period.

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 willbe rescheduled to dates further in the future.

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

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 for (as stated) ‘the next 21 days’ with education and support services being operated remotely.

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

  1.        -  Apprentices will continue to use Google Classroom for online learning.
  2.       -  Assessors will continue to remain in contact with apprentices via telephone and e-mail in the usual manner.

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 will review 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.


We previously pledged to re-open our training centre on Monday, 20th April after the planned two-week Easter Break. This indeed remains the case, subject to further Government review. 

In the meantime we would like you to stay safe and look forward to seeing you when our Centres re-open.




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