PaulB

Level 2 functional skills funding

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Scenarios: An apprentice is doing a level 3+ apprenticeship (only level 2 E&M required), they cannot provide exemptions, PLR is blank and they are assessed as already working at level 2. Do you reduce the funding rate of £471 dependent upon their IA and diagnostics scores? Or as they are already deemed to be at the required level according to the IA/Diagnostics only claim for the cost of AO registrations/assessments?

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Martin West

Normally Maths and English are exempt from APL but a funding adjustment may apply for restarts and returns from BIL etc.

Martin West

Normally Maths and English are exempt from APL but a funding adjustment may apply for restarts and returns from BIL etc.

PaulB

Thanks Martin. I couldn't find any mention of reducing funding for E&M (other than for BILs and returns) but it doesn't feel right claiming for a full £471 if learners are only having to do minimal learning over a short duration as oppose to an apprentice undertaking a full FS programme over several months.

Are you aware if any funding can be claimed to cover the costs of just sitting the FS assessments (Reg/Exam fees) if the learner is confident and provider feels they can attempt E&M without any additional learning?

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Steveh

Yeah, it's either "we have something to teach this learner and therefore we get £471" or "this learner only needs the test and there for we get £0". You can't *just* have reg costs.

Martin West

Functional skill qualifications are funded at £724 for all other funding streams other than Apprenticeships that are only funded at £471. Where minimum training is required APL is not applied but you still claim full funding. It is always advisable to include some training even if it is only revision and preparation training as you cannot claim for examination without training.