Coronavirus update

Throughout the pandemic, the safety of learners, staff and visitors has been, and continues to be, our overriding priority.

Following the latest Government announcement that education providers should reopen for face-to-face delivery from 8th March we are currently planning our phased return.

The training centres will reopen for first year engineering and practical FE elements from Monday 8th March.  The training centres will also be open for exams, functional skills, monitoring meetings and assessments. 

We will contact you if you are expected to attend one of our centres, please do not attend unless you have been invited to.

Some training courses will take place in centre throughout March, course delegates will be notified of arrangements individually.


The following delivery will remain remote until 19th April:


Customer Service & Business Administration

Engineering Technical Certificate (FE)


All activity will be conducted under strict “Covid secure” procedures and practices to ensure the safety of participants and staff.  

We will communicate directly with Employers, Apprentices and delegates shortly with specific arrangements. 

HWGTA staff are contactable through the normal methods. Landline calls will be redirected, where required, to ensure customers and learners are able to speak to our team as normal.

Remote/Online Apprentice learning

One of HWGTA’s key aims throughout this national crisis, has been to keep our apprentice learners in learning and working towards their original completion target dates, wherever possible.

All Apprentices, even where furloughed, are expected to continue attending the remote training provision, remote meetings/calls with HWGTA staff and completing work to set objectives and timescales. The training provided will be specific to your programme and progress to date. 

Workforce Development Courses

As stated above, HWGTA staff will be in contact with any delegates to update you on the latest arrangements.

HWGTA delivers a large portfolio of online courses.

Please contact or visit our website for details.

Apprentice Recruitment

We encourage applications from anyone interested in an apprenticeship.  Many employers are continuing to recruit apprentices and we are supporting them in finding suitable applicants.  We are carrying out initial assessments and interviews using the latest technology available, to ensure we can place apprentices with employers, as soon as opportunities arrive. 

We encourage apprentices and employers to contact us to discuss how we can support them in the coming months. 

There are enhanced Government financial incentives for employers, with up to £3000 available for employing a new apprentice.

Accountancy Distance Learning Assessments

These are permitted to go ahead, if you wish to book your place or amend an existing booking please contact Charlotte on


 If you have any concerns about any of the details above, please do not hesitate to talk to one of our team.

Last updated 25/02/21