Advice on Coronavirus for Employers

We appreciate that many people will have concerns about the fast-moving situation and guidance around the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The safety and wellbeing of our students, apprentices, staff and other users of the college is our highest priority.

We are now moving to online and remote delivery of all apprenticeship learning and assessments.

Barking and Dagenham College’s apprenticeship team and trainer/coaches will continue to support you remotely for the next few weeks, with travel being restricted to essential-only.

Learning will continue to be set using the current mechanisms which include Smart Assessor, Google Classroom and other VLE applications. Where external examinations and End Point Assessments are booked, these will be rebooked for a later date, whilst ensuring your apprentice’s continued progress and success.

Apprentices will be guided to you, as employers, to discuss their working situation if any requests come into us. In the extreme circumstance where apprentices are not in work and not receiving pay, we will need to be notified to ensure that we adhere to the current funding guidelines for apprenticeship and that we continue to provide the support you need as our client.

Please regularly check our website for updates and we will also publish information on our social media platforms to keep our employer and apprentice community talking.

We want to support you as much as we can in these unprecedented times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in contact the team.

Contacting the College by Telephone

The college switchboard will be monitored during the closure.

Please call 020 8090 3020 and clearly give your name, email address, name of the person you wish to speak to and details of your query. One of the team will monitor the calls and arrange to forward your enquiry.

Or, please email to

Further Information

The following websites may be useful in supplying further information:

Latest advice and guidance from the Government

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection:

Information and Guidance relating to the apprenticeship program

Guidance for Educational Settings:

Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Last Updated: Thursday 19th March 2020

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