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Created 12 November 2021 14:44
We have recently purchased a laptop and software to support a learner following a full assessment.
Appreciating we are still at the beginning of the apprenticeship at this point, I am being asked if this equipment has to be given back once the apprenticeship has ended. This is some 18 months away currently.
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How did you fund this as there is no learner support funds for Apprenticeships?
12 November 2021 14:49
It was funded through EAS.
12 November 2021 15:24
There is no Valid AdjustmentType for Apprenticeship learner support on the EAS.
12 November 2021 15:50
frameworks that started before 1 May 2017
May 2017, please see the funding rules.
Apprenticeship learner support
C31. We will support apprentices that need help where there are circumstances,
such as redundancy, where the apprentice suffers hardship that affects their
ability to continue and complete their apprenticeship.
C32. If there is genuine hardship that could be an obstacle to the learner during
their apprenticeship, you can claim learner support to help them.
C33. We expect that employers will support apprentices for their additional
expenses. However, you are permitted to do so if the apprentice is in genuine
need (for example, in the case of redundancy and temporary unemployment).
You must promptly claim for learner support from your apprenticeship budget
through the Earnings Adjustment Statement. We will not pay you for claims
from a previous funding year if you do not claim on time.
12 November 2021 16:36
Good morning Martin
I have taken the information from the Provider Funding Rules
This learner has been fully assessed and the need identified for additional support. They would not be able to complete the apprenticeship without the additional equipment and software being provided. Which of the manual is the above C31 to C33 from?
15 November 2021 10:40
That's Learning Support not Learner Support
15 November 2021 10:55
Apologies Martin. The names are just too similar.
Do you know if the equipment will need to be reclaimed when the apprenticeship ends?
15 November 2021 11:02
Best ask the ESFA as I have never found any guidance on this.
15 November 2021 12:38
Gill Knight did you ever find the answer to this question? We haven't got to that point yet, but it was something I was wondering about! Thanks :)
06 January 2022 14:43
We did send an email off to ask the question but I am not sure we ever got an answer. I will see if anything came in over the christmas period.
06 January 2022 15:09