Transfer from FT to Apprenticeship


Hi all,

we have a full time EFA learner (funding model 25) who has transferred from full time to an apprenticeship.

The learners full time programme started on the 14/09/2020 and they transferred off on the 04/12/2020 to the apprenticeship.

Am i correct in saying we cant claim the full years worth of hours and have to reduce the planned hours to actuals to account for the time they were on the FT programme only so from Sept to Dec?

Thank you


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Q15 in Additional Clarification on withdrawal advice, 16-19 Funding Guidance p 56

Q15 When a student completes a study programme earlier than planned but after the initial 6 week period to start an Apprenticeship with the same institution are there any circumstances in which the planned hours should be amended?
A15 A student should only be in receipt of one ESFA type of funding at any one time at any individual funded (or their financially related) institution. If a student is recorded as having successfully completed a study programme early and is then transferred onto an Apprenticeship programme at the same institution, the institution must make sure it is not drawing down two sources of ESFA funding for the same period of time. In determining what constitutes early completion our advice is to review students who complete before the equivalent of the start period needed to qualify for funding. For full time students this would be those students completing their 16 to 19 study programmes more than six weeks early and for shorter part time students more than two weeks early.
It is particularly important that this advice is followed where multiple students are completing early and any average student planned hour calculations are not taking into account the number of students completing early.
The institution has a choice for students who have attended for more than six weeks of either reducing the planned hours down to the period of the student’s actual attendance or making sure that the Apprenticeship funding is reduced to remove any overlap in the period where two sources of funding are being claimed for the same period. We are content that in these circumstances planned hours can be reduced even after the initial six week start period has passed as this maybe a much easier calculation than assessing the impact of the funding over lap on Apprenticeship funding.

I'd say the last sentence is the key bit!


Thank you Steve, thought that was the case, just wanted to double check!!! Thanks again