Virtual Learning at Heritage Skills Academy

Heritage Skills Academy – Virtual learning

After the Easter break its business as usual for the Heritage Skills Academy apprentices when is comes to classroom learning, although virtually.

Led by Steve Beaumont (HSA’s training director) the whole learning approach has been transformed with the change from onsite classroom learning to offsite virtual learning.

Students have adapted extremely well to this new way of working with Zoom enabling group taught sessions in the morning followed up by tutorials for small groups in the afternoon.

Extensive use of existing Moodle resources and also ‘Electude’ have enabled students to continue to learn the important theory whilst restrictions are in place.

Steve said he is incredibly proud of the teaching team who have completed this transformation effectively, feedback from learners is positive and the strong pastoral support continues with weekly check-ins occurring remotely.

This demonstrates HSA’s commitment to learning what ever the circumstances.

Looking ahead

We’re starting to plan for students returning to the workshop and already looking at feasibility on social distancing whilst learning. The workshops are eerily quiet at present, but we look forward to welcoming students back into the workplace at the right time.


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