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The Training Services Team

Department of Education Sport and Culture

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Isle of Man


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Apprenticeships Message Bulletin - June 2020

The Training Services team are currently working very hard to provide up to date information, advice and support as the situation develops.

As of 01/06/2020 we wish to make our customers aware of the following:

  • UCM September 2020 intake: UCM have currently suspended all of their face-to-face operations, until further notice. You can still apply for courses through the UCM website by filing out the online form. 
  • If you are an apprentice with us and there are uncertainties with your current work, we will try to help you find alternative work experience and help you still finish your apprenticeship qualification. Under the current circumstances relating to the Coronavirus outbreak you will not be removed from your training course at UCM if you do not have a current employer. 
  • The Department of Education, Sport and Culture do not currently have specific guidelines for employers with apprentices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department will continue to make employer costs to employers who have an apprentice signed up to their Apprenticeship Scheme whilst their course and training continues. The Department would suggest that you continue to monitor the Isle of Man Government website (including DFE webpages) for further updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and any financial support that may be offered to business. 

Should an Apprentice be made redundant, under the current circumstances the Department and UCM will commit to supporting completion of the training even if there is not an employer. 

Where possible, the Department and UCM will endeavour to assist with matching of Apprentices to new employers but this may be difficult in the current climate. 

  • Notice to Employers of Apprentices Plumbing & Heating Engineers: Enquiries have been received by the department in respect of the provision of specialist Gas & Gas Safe courses from July 2020 onwards. The department will be running a re-tendering exercise in the coming weeks to select future training delivery and, therefore, a level of funding will be available towards these courses. As yet the department is unable to advise who the provider of these courses will be. It is not envisaged that the tendering process will have an impact on the future need for training or accreditation renewals. 
  • Our main public counter at Hamilton House is currently CLOSED. You can send all correspondence and paperwork to us via email  

This information is all currently subject to change as we receive daily updates from Isle of Man Public Health and the Chief Ministers Office.

The Health and Safety of the public and staff is always our highest priority, please be patient with us during this time.

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