COVID-19 Training Update – Jan 2021

Statement on Training

Happy New Year from the Compass Team – Jake and I hope that you are all as safe and well as possible.
Stay Safe all – Jake and Kath Scott

As you will be aware the government have instigated a nationwide lockdown for January and February 2021 where all non-essentials shops must close their doors. This also includes recreational activity centres.

Most importantly, as ever, is the health and wellbeing of you, our clients, our instructors and of course our families. Therefore whilst we know times will be tough for all we have postponed all face to face practical and shorebased courses through to at least the End of February.

Currently we are not able to say whether we will be able to run face to face training in March and we await further advise from the government.

We hope that you understand that we are committed to ensuring that we not only operate in as safe a manner as we can for staff and students but that we observe all the relevant guidelines including staying at home where possible, preventing gathering with people that you do not live with and leaving home only for essential purposes.

All practical and shorebased training sessions that can not be completed virtually will be postponed and students will be offered alternative dates as soon as we know when we will be able to recommence training.

We thank you for your understanding – If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us HERE

What training can we do?

We will be conducting our Day Skipper Shorebased and Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased courses in our virtual environment – students enrolled on these courses will be sent the relevant course packs and equipment to conduct their training.

We are also looking into virtual delivery of aspects of other courses and will update you as soon as we can.

For more about our Virtual Shorebased courses please see HERE.

What training can we NOT do?

ALL recreational Face to Face training – both shorebased and practical.

Commercial Training.

No CoC exams are running.

We will consider requests for training from ‘key worker’ groups on a case by case basis – e.g. military, police, law enforcement and commercial users so if you fall into this category call us to discuss your training needs. We cannot guarantee to provide any training during the lockdown period.

This training will be restricted to providing any essential continuation training (i.e. where an existing commercial qualification needs to be updated) this will not include any training for individuals looking to become a commercial skipper. As all swimming pools are closed there will be no Sea Survival training for any students (recreational or commercial).