Remote Education Offer

Prostart will continue to strive to support our leaners/apprentices in the best way possible to make learning purposeful and holistic. Our strategy for remote learning continues this.

This Remote Learning Policy aims to:

  • Ensure consistency in the approach to remote learning for all learners who are accessing training sessions and teaching online by using appropriate online and offline resources.
  • Provide clear expectations to learners with regards to delivery of interactive remote learning
  • Include continuous delivery of programmes, as well as being aware of Health and Well-Being and individual support needs.
  • Support effective communication between Prostart and employers to support attendance

This policy applies to

Any learner/apprentice who is accessing remote learning but in particular those aged 16 to 18yrs (19 for SEND measures).

Please note: Remote learning will be shared with learners/apprentices when they are absent from work due to Covid 19 related reasons e.g. working from home, on furlough.

Learning from home will include access to the following:

  • Live lessons on MS Teams according to timetabled training sessions
  • Recorded lessons/narrated PowerPoints as directed by L&D Coach/Tutor
  • Lesson materials shared on Teams – activity log and action planning
  • Phone and e-mail contact a minimum of once a month
  • Support tutors will be assigned where required and arrangements will be made with learners/apprentices to work 121 or in small groups as appropriate and where social distancing can be observed.

Resources to deliver remote learning include:

  • Online sessions through Teams.
  • Use of Recorded video
  • Phone calls and emails
  • Printed learning materials/past papers and tests
  • Use of HABC/BKSB learning tools, BBC bitesize and similar learning platforms
  • Traineeship learners without access to devices will be provided with a laptop on loan for the duration of their programme.

Learners/apprentices are responsible for

  • Attend the timetabled training sessions and be ready to start at the required time
  • Take part without distractions, as directed turn on camera / raise hand and should leave themselves “muted” until the tutor asks them to speak., check background, and wear suitable clothing
  • Complete work to the deadline set by tutor
  • Seek help/clarification or requirements, if they need it, from tutor

 At no time are learners allowed to take photos/screen shots or record anyone or any sessions during remote training

Employers are responsible for

  • Making any absence of sickness on a training day known to Prostart staff contact/L&D Coach
  • Giving their employee/apprentice the time and equipment required for remote learning to take place
  • Notifying Prostart if there are any business priorities that may affect an employee’s attendance and enabling a catch-up period.

 Links with

  • eLearning, Safeguarding and Prevent, Communication Policies
  • Data Protection Policy and privacy notices
  • Acceptable Use of ICT, Access IT, E Safety Policies
  • Addressing Learner Needs Policy
  • Equality and Diversity Policy

Version 1 Nov 20

Working safely with display screen equipment

There are some simple steps people can take to reduce the risks from display screen work:

  • breaking up long spells of DSE work with rest breaks (at least 5 minutes every hour) or changes in activity
  • avoiding awkward, static postures by regularly changing position
  • getting up and moving or doing stretching exercises
  • avoiding eye fatigue by changing focus or blinking from time to time

CIEHF-Working-from-Home-Infographic.pdf (

Further information on working safely with display screen equipment can be found here

Working safely with display screen equipment: Home working – HSE

Working safely with display screen equipment: Overview – HSE

Working safely with display screen equipment: Eyes and eyesight testing – HSE

Mobile Working (

If you require any further information please contact the Health & Safety Officer at Prostart or speak to the Health & Safety representative at your place of work.