COVID-19: Choose between our familiar (but now socially distanced) classroom training courses and our excellent new live online courses.

Classroom training in a post-coronavirus world

We've completely remodelled our classroom training to allow you to learn safely.

New classroom layout - London

To ensure that we can maintain social distancing on our London courses, we've moved to a different room within our London venue (Holland House, directly in front of the Gherkin).

New classroom layout - London

The new room is much bigger. If you'd like a larger copy of this floor plan so that you can check distances for yourself, please let us know.

Here's what the new classroom looks like:

New classroom picture

The new layout provides much more space between desks (albeit at the expense of accommodating less people). It's also on the first floor, so most people will be able to access it easily without needing to use the lift.

Even though we've cut the capacity of our London courses from 6 to 5 we are keeping our prices the same, to ensure that we bear the cost of the Coronavirus pandemic, not you.

New classroom layout - Manchester

We've completely revamped our classroom layout in Manchester. Here's the new layout, with seats for up to 5 people:

New classroom layout for Manchester

If you'd like a larger copy of the diagram above so that you can check the distances for yourself, please let us know and we'll be happy to oblige.

Here's a picture of the new classroom layout for Manchester, to give you an idea of the extent of our changes:

New classroom layout

The new layout provides much more space between desks (albeit at the expense of accommodating less people).

Despite cutting the maximum class size on our Manchester courses from 6 to 5 we are keeping our prices the same, ensuring that we bear the cost of the Coronavirus pandemic, not you.

What about your nice restaurant lunches?

We miss these! It was always really nice to be able to go out as a group and get to know each other - here's hoping that those days will return soon.

In the meantime, for lunch we are giving each delegate a £10 Marks & Spencer voucher. How you spend this at lunchtime is entirely up to you!

Marks and Spencer gift card

Not as good as a restaurant meal out, but better than soggy sandwiches and stilted conversation in the training room ...

Individual supplies of course refreshments

Previously we had a communal supply of milk and biscuits, but now each delegate has their own individual provision. So no more communal milk:

Communal milk

Each person gets their own supply of milk.

And no more communal teabags either:

Communal tea bags

You get your own supply of tea bags and sugar (coffee is still via Tassimo capsules).

Or communal biscuits, for that matter:

Biscuits

You even get your own supply of biscuits!

Individual supplies of sanitising equipment

The best person to look after your health is ... you! So every delegate will have a cleansing station box for their own personal use, which includes antibacterial wipes, hand sanitiser, a box of tissues and non-latex gloves:

Cleansing station
 

We will be asking all delegates to use hand sanitiser as soon as they enter the room (and every time they re-enter) as well as before and after using any of the coffee machines or kettles.

Other measures

Other measures we've introduced include the following:

Measure Notes
A later start time We know that people often come to our courses by public transport.  To help you to avoid the crowds, we're now starting our courses at 10am rather than 09:30.
Extra cleaning measures We've put in place extra cleaning measures, especially for frequently touched surfaces.

If you use the PayByPhone app, many Manchester car parks are £5 (+20p app fee) for 24 hour parking at the moment, including the Major St car park directly opposite our training venue. For London walking to our venue is a good option.

If you have any questions or worries about our classroom training set-up (or anything else), please ask us!

This page has 0 threads Add post