In response to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, OPITO have provided dispensation for the delivery of certain courses using remote / blended options. The OPITO Technical bulleting (002) provides confirmation that both courses outlines below van be delivered remotely, using a variety of ddelivery methods.
Both courses are available in English / Russian language.
The delivery of the courses using the blended learning method is a temporary dispensation and OPITO will provide any updates changes in due course.
However, give the current and evolving situation of the Covid 19 pandemic, it is anticpated that blended delivery training will be here for some time.
SAFER Training have developed both OPITO Competence Assessor and OPITO Internal Verifier Training that can be accessed as a blended delivery method. Delegates will undertake the initial theory elements using e-learning and and will complete the formal assessent using on conclusion of the e-learning. Delegates will then proceed to the workshop sessions which is delivered using Zoom / MS Teams, whereby the practical elements of the courses will be carried out and delegates will have the opportunity to complete the practical elememts that would normally be completed in the classroom.
There is no change to the workplace evidence requiremements, whereby delegates are required to complete the workplace portfolios depending upon the standrad that they are undertaking.
Jason Hall of SAFER Training said ‘Providing delegates access to OPITO Training as a blended option opens the doors for delegates to access training 24/7, without the need to travel or take time from their schedules’.
The current Covid 19 pandemic is forcing Industry to consider and adopt alternative training methods and provide new opportunities for people.