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Our Commitment to Learners

Putting Health and Safety at the heart of everything we do!   

At Geason Training we take Health and Safety seriously. We fully understand and support that health and safety in the workplace is extremely important, as it is one of the human rights to be safe at work!

Employers can’t put people in danger, so they need to make sure they have effective and current mechanisms in place to ensure the health and safety and safe working practices of each employee.

It is our role as your training provider to ensure that each employer we work with has detailed safety guides and regulations, the mechanisms and systems in place to instruct their employees in order to minimise the risks and they also make all necessary arrangements for offering their employees effective protection.

In addition to this, all our learners will be supported to develop their understanding and skills in relation to personal health and safety, health and safety in the work place and safe working practices as part of their apprenticeship programme!

Safeguarding

Geason Training have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the learners in our charge and are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare. All of our learners regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Safeguarding involves;

  • What we will do if we think you are being harmed, or likely to be harmed.
  • What you should do if you think someone else is being harmed.
  • What we will do if we think you are about to harm someone else.
  • What we will do to keep you and others safe.
  • The prevention of all types of harm and is about keeping you safe.

In order to keep you safe, we will ensure that;

  • All staff who have regular contact with learners have been vetted via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • All staff are trained on how to deal with learners at risk.
  • We have internal systems for dealing with learners at risk.
  • There is a designated safeguarding lead who can help learners in a variety of situations.
  • You can make use of any forums, including surveys, to report concerns.
  • Harm means; anything which is happening to you which is physically or emotionally hurtful, examples include bullying, sexual abuse, neglect, physical attack or being forced to do something against your will. This could be at home, at work, in a training centre, with friends or colleagues.

Prevent Duty

Geason Training is committed to delivering the requirements of the Prevent Duty. Prevent is one of the elements of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy known as CONTEST.

Prevent is about safeguarding learners from radicalisation and extremism by taking measures to prevent extremism in work-based learning, and by promoting British Values. Prevent is about safeguarding you as a learner to keep you safe and within the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing you from having political and religious views and concerns but about supporting you to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.

What is the Prevent Duty?

Section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain  bodies, listed in Schedule 3 to the Act, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from  being drawn into terrorism”.

What is Extremism?

The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”. This also includes calls for the death of members of the British armed forces.

What are British Values?

British values are defined as “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs”; institutions are expected to encourage learners to respect other people with particular regard to the protected  characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Position and Commitment

Geason Training is fully committed to a policy of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The responsibility and aim of Geason Training is to ensure that every Apprentice is treated fairly and is encouraged to develop to their full potential in all aspects of their training. Geason Training in partnership with employers will ensure that Apprentices do not, at any time during training, suffer any discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Geason Training will discuss equality issues with Apprentices during progress reviews to monitor their understanding and experience during training.  All Apprentices will be able to access a wide range of support provided by Geason Training, starting with induction, right through to extensive exit and progression activities.

Equality – Involves creating an environment in which everybody is treated fairly regardless of his or her background. This does not mean treating people the same, rather it involves valuing people as individuals and ensuring that nobody is discriminated against for any reason.

Diversity – Involves recognising that people are different and that these differences are valued. We live in a diverse society which consists of individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, values and perceptions. In fact everybody is different, and we need to understand, value and respect each other’s differences for society to function properly. Equality and diversity are important because we live in an increasingly diverse society and we need to be able to respond appropriately to this diversity. Individuals must be treated according to their different needs to ensure they are treated fairly.

The benefits of developing English and maths

Geason Training will support you to develop your English and maths skills. Find out more about the benefits below:

English and maths pay

The majority of employers look for at least GCSE grade 4/C  or Functional Skills level 2 in each subject, so English and maths skills could be the difference between you getting the job or promotion you want or not. People with good English and maths skills also earn approximately £2,000 more than those who don’t.

They help you communicate with and understand the world around you

It’s impossible to go a day without using English and maths skills, and a good level of understanding means that you can have more control over things like your finances, communication, and you can gain a better understanding of issues such as politics and current affairs.

It's good for your health

Studies show that higher levels of literacy and numeracy are linked to better health and a longer lifespan. These skills also have a positive impact on your mental health.

Remember…

We use maths in every aspect of our lives at work and in practical everyday activities at home and beyond. We use maths when we go shopping or plan a holiday, decide on a mortgage or decorate a room. Good numeracy is essential to us as parents helping our children learn, as patients understanding health information, as citizens making sense of statistics and economic news. Decisions in life are so often based on numerical information: to make the best choices, we need to be numerate.

We use English in all elements of our lives, to communicate, to listen, to read and to speak. Every day we use English at work, home and in our personal lives, from talking on the phone, writing reports, texting, surfing the net, emailing, tweeting, ordering materials and resources, reading the newspaper, reading job specifications and tasks.

 

 

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end-point-assessments completed355end-point-assessments completed

Any Questions?

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