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Is marking traditional workbooks during COVID-19 a bad idea?

We think it is.

Published on August 28th, 2020

During the past month’s schools, colleges and universities have been advised against the unnecessary marking of workbooks as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 and we think that’s sensible advice.

Whilst the science behind how the virus spreads vary, everyone agrees we all need to mitigate transmission as much as possible. So, why is nobody advising employers to do the same?

Many social care employers have traditionally used a combination of classroom training supported with traditional paper-based workbooks to provide training, in particular, induction training – but surely this has to change?

Here at EdgeWorks™, we have worked with many clients to help them reduce the necessity for face-to-face training and remove the need for traditional workbooks. In fact, we are the only provider of a fully approved online All Wales Induction Framework training programme that does not require the use of workbooks. Surely a much safer approach during the current pandemic and beyond.

Our online AWIF training really is a game-changer; COVID secure, efficient, cost-effective and fully approved by Social Care Wales as acceptable evidence for mandatory registration. If you haven’t yet moved the bulk of your induction training online  – you are definitely behind the curve.

We have also produced our “AWIF Mapping tool” which is used by our clients to help them evidence the quality of their training.