News & Events

Student safety is our highest priority.  We are acting on Government advice in relation to Coronavirus to ensure we can look after the welfare of all staff, students and visitors to GFT.  

Further to the Government’s announcement on Monday 22nd February 2021, every 16-18 student (or 19-25 with an EHCP) will be expected to attend their training provider in person from 8th March 2021 and will undertake the majority of their planned hours on site.

Due to testing not being available for Independent Training Providers until the end of March, GFT will be introducing a phased return from 8th March 2021. All students on study programmes will be notified of their return date by Friday 5th March 2021. We are aiming for all students to return to the classroom by Monday 15th March 2021. On line sessions will continue as per the timetable until Friday 12th March 2021.

All apprentices will be notified of our continuity plan through their Development Tutors.

All students, parents and staff will be informed of the latest developments and advice from the relevant authorities through our website and social media channels. 

All enquiries should be made through our contact form on our website which can be accessed by clicking here. Alternatively, you can contact our team on 0121 333 3001 or

If you do not know the extension number, please choose from the following options:

  • Dial 1 for Recruitment
  • Dial 2 for Apprenticeships
  • Dial 3 for Academy
  • Dial 4 for Accounts
  • Dial 5 for Schools
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  • Dial 7 or hold for "All Other Enquiries"

If you need to access support regarding the effects of Coronavirus, you can call the Coronavirus Hotline during the their Opening Hours.

Phone: 0800 046 8687

We are continuing to encourage everyone to take the necessary precautions and follow the NHS advice:  

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water  
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing  
  • Refrain from touching face without washing hands  
  • Do not share items that come into contact with the mouth e.g. bottles/cups  

NHS Track and trace is operational at our Training Centre.

For further information please contact us through our website.