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Created 07 October 2021 09:30
We have two apprentices who are changing their current mode of study. One has just completed year 2 of 5 (PT) and is moving to 2 of 3 (Accelerated). The other has completed year 1 of 3 (Accelerated) and is moving to year 3 of 5 (PT).
In these cases, do I just need to amend the planned end dates in the ILR and DAS?
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You cannot change the planned end date on the ILR and it is not necessary on DAS, you should however note and agree the change in the commitment statement.
07 October 2021 09:40
No - the general rule is that the ILR planned end date can only be changed in the first year. Changing after a year end submission will lead to you under or overclaiming funding.
Just leave the end date as it is and when the learner completes early then you'll draw down the remaining monthly payments. You'll have to document this as evidence and explain the impact on actual OTJ hours v planned OTJ as you'll probably fall short of that test by reducing the delivery time
07 October 2021 09:44
Hi Martin, thanks for your reply.
Would this not have an impact on payments? If the planned end date was much before/after their actual end date?
07 October 2021 09:51
No as the payments will stay the same as original planned, although you can revise the training cost if the delivery situation has changed.
07 October 2021 10:02
I suppose the issue is if the apprentice withdraws before the end date, we will have had less money than we should have?
07 October 2021 14:39
Unfortunately yes, you would, because the OPPs have been calculated over a different duration. If it'd been an administrative error there'd have been some scope to amend it (caveats notwithstanding), per the guidance here, but as it sounds like they're just transferring so you're just going to have to note it in the their file/on the Commitment Statement as Martin suggests.
08 October 2021 08:37