Classroom Training Returns At DHF’s Academy In Tamworth

DHF’s training academy in Tamworth

The Door & Hardware Federation reopened its classroom training at the end of April at its Tamworth training academy.

The academy is a self-contained building on the DHF's own premises. However, at the outset just eight delegates were permitted on each course and social distancing rules strictly adhered to.

Ordinarily, the organisation’s spacious academy can accommodate up to 25 people per course but head of commercial operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens says that safety is paramount.


 “As our courses are fully accredited by Ofqual, we were given the ‘all clear’ for classroom training to resume from 8 March from the Department of Education.”

– Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens 

Head of commercial operations, Door & Hardware Federation


Deep clean

"However, we have taken this additional time to ensure that a full risk assessment has been undertaken and a deep clean completed in preparation for opening day.

“When our classroom learning returned last June, we ensured delegates remained at a safe two-metre distance from one another, provided hand sanitiser, gloves, face coverings and disposable cups for all attendees, and learners were reassured by the spacious environment, both inside and out.  We will once again be implementing these initiatives."



Sowsbery-Stevens continues: “The DHF has worked assiduously to ensure that our members and those attending our training courses have received a continuous and highly effective training provision throughout the past year. Feedback on our online provision has been outstanding, but we do understand that, for some, there is no substitute for face-to-face engagement.  We are therefore delighted to be able to resume ‘normal service’ shortly and have updated our training calendar accordingly.  We look forward to welcoming people back to the academy in Tamworth.”

Picture: DHF’s training academy in Tamworth.

Article written by John Roper
20th May 2021


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