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Created 08 April 2021 11:00
Is it possible to put an apprentice on a BIL after their planned end date?
Thanks in advance
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I believe not as learning should be completed by this point. They should now engaged on gateway and EPA.
08 April 2021 11:30
08 April 2021 12:32
Thank you both!
08 April 2021 12:51
Sorry, why can't you apply the BIL because even though there's no funding left apart from the completion payment, shouldn't we be recording accurate data? If there's no funding to pause, that's fine as the ESFA will never overpay us and you always return the same price as prior to the ILR (in accordance with the funding rules). I don't see why you couldn't accurately record data for reporting purposes by recording a BIL.
08 April 2021 13:41
Seems I have to eat crow. My colleague who is more knowledgeable then me (clearly) has advised:
08 April 2021 13:55
Agree with Melanie, here.
From an audit POV you'd want to put them on a break so an auditor isn't looking for evidence of them still being in learning.
From an internal data POV you'd want to know who is currently active.
Where it becomes difficult is if gateway has been triggered. I'm awaiting an answer from ESFA about what to do with some learners who transferred to us after gateway (previous provider went bust). The issue is what to use as the planned end, as that should only be for learning, and they've completed their learning.
08 April 2021 14:05