Guidelines for Airedale NHS Trust applying for Internal Course Application When applying for a course please read the information provided in the Training Prospectus thoroughly, as the procedures will vary depending on the course organiser. Some courses will also have special requirements i.e. attendance at other training before commencement, or wearing of special clothing. Use the contact number provided to check availability as well as make further enquiries around the course content. If you are unsure of the procedure, please contact the Booking Desk Administrator in the first instance or the Course Facilitator. Your application must be supported by your line manager and it is your responsibility to obtain authorisation from them to be released for the training programme, and agreement made to offer you the support/opportunity to apply the skills/knowledge gained from the course to the workplace. Always make sure you book yourself onto courses in advance to avoid disappointment. If there are no places available an alternative date will be offered, or you will be placed on a waiting list. Course administration procedures will also vary depending on course organiser. For courses administered by the General Training Department, once you have been booked on to a course, you should receive a booking confirmation via email/post and a copy sent to your line manager. Approximately three weeks prior to the course you will receive joining instructions via email/post formally inviting you to the event and a copy sent your line manager. If you do not receive confirmation of your booking please contact the Booking Desk Administrator immediately. On request, maps and more detailed information around course content can be provided. What do you do if you can no longer attend or would like to cancel? In some areas charges are made for non-attendance on courses. Cancellations and non attendance is an issue, and often Booking Desk Administrators/Course Facilitators are not informed if staff are unable to attend. On occasions it has led to programmes being cancelled due to few participants turning up on the day. It is also costly to the organisation and a poor use of time. It is your responsibility to: inform the Booking Desk Administrator/Course Facilitator if you cannot attend an event give as much notice as possible of your non-attendance If you have any special requirements affecting your attendance on a course: Please contact the Booking Desk Administrator/Course Facilitator, so that we can discuss individual circumstances.
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