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Edited 19 November 2020 10:57
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On the Apprenticeship Agreement the Apprenticeship start date may be before the Practical period start date (ILR start Date) when they have been employed as an Apprentice prior to them starting the Apprenticeship training practical period with the Provider. This gives time for Provider and employer to set up accounts and complete all paperwork prior to the ILR start date.
Note: OTJ training towards the 20% cannot be take place prior to the start of the practical period.
19 November 2020 13:42
Thank you, Martin.
This is very useful and it makes so much sense.
19 November 2020 13:58
Sorry, Martin, just one more clarification if it possible, please.
' This gives time for Provider and employer to set up accounts and complete all paperwork prior to the ILR start date' - This means that the enrolment pack (enrolment form and commitment statement) can be completed and signed before delivery date? Do they not have to be all completed on the same day? I am under impression that I found something in the guidance stating that the commitment statement can be completed before and the Apprenticeship Agreement needs to match with the practical period star date, is this correct?
19 November 2020 14:07
The requirement is:
P72 Before the apprenticeship practical period starts and before the apprenticeship agreement is signed, you must ensure that the apprentice and their employer have contributed to and signed a copy of the commitment statement (often known as the individual learning plan). This must set out how all three parties (apprentice, employer, and main provider) will support the achievement of the apprenticeship.
This has to be completed first as the data feeds into the Apprenticeship Agreement but they do not have to be completed the same day.
19 November 2020 14:16