” Covid-19 situation presents specific challenges to the normal protocols of face-to-face training course delivery.
Health protection measures vary by country and even regionally within country. OHTA wishes to enable flexibility in delivery, provided that standards can be maintained appropriately. In the interests of clarity, it is emphasised that OHTA controls both the content of the OHTA courses, and how they are delivered by ATPs. BOHS is responsible for the examinations.
With respect to examinations, during the global health crisis, it may not be possible to take bookings for face-to-face exams in some locations.
Gully Howard Technical is committed to working closely with OHTA & BOHS to ensure a high quality of training delivery.
” OHTA standards place a high value on face-to-face delivery of the modules for quality, student experience and embedding competency development. This especially relates to hands-on practical exercises and practical assessments.
In the interests of sustaining student access to OHTA approved training courses and Occupational Hygiene competency development, several principles have been agreed between OHTA and BOHS for OHTA W201 and W500 Series qualifications to enable the delivery of OHTA modules in an online format. This agreement is in place for a time-limited period of 3 months until the end of June 2020.
OHTA and BOHS will carry out a joint review of the distance learning and exam process at the end of the three months, and communicate to training providers going forward.
Students completing designated online W500 Series courses, and successfully passing both the exam and the relevant practical assessment elements, will receive an OHTA/BOHS certificate that is eligible towards The International Certificate in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOH). ”
If you would like to find out more or book a place onto any of our upcoming W module courses, simply get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07983741044 to speak to a member of the training team.
W502 Thermal course 11th May – 15th May 2020
W504 Asbestos and other fibres 18th May – 22nd May 2020
W201 Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene 1st June – 5th June 2020