information about how you use ‘Get help with ESFA services’. We use this information to make the
website work as well as possible and improve government services.
You have accepted all cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any
This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.
Created 18 February 2022 11:32
I recall seeing some guidance to cover the circumstances when the initial expected gateway/completion dates are brought forward so that the practical period is shorter than predicted. I believe that the employer is required to sign a declaration that they are happy that despite the reduction in practical period, all the training has been delivered (so that the training cost is not reduced). Can anyone point me to the guidance and a template declaration if there is one?
No one has replied to this post.
It's only if the Actual OTJ ends up lower than the Planned OTJ. Provider apps funding rules page 18, there's a flowchart; "What to check if the actual duration and off-the-job training delivered is less than the original planned duration and volume of off-the-job training". In reality, most early completions will end up below planned OTJ unless you did more than 20% over the actual duration.
If the duration has dropped below 365 days (or calculated minimum for a part timer), it's not a valid apprenticeship and you lose all the funding.
18 February 2022 14:09
18 February 2022 14:21