Peter Keating

Sector Based Work Academies Minimum training duration


Within our latest Data validation issues report we are getting the following Warning

Validation Issue Type – Warning

Validation Issue Description - sbwa pre-employment training designed as a very short programme

Potential correction - sbwa minimum planned duration of pre-employment training normally expected to be 2 to 3 weeks

Our training programmes are two weeks long but the planned start and end dates make them 10-11 days long yet I cannot find any guidance confirming the minum duration of the programme other than A sector-based work academy can last up to 6 weeks  

Can someone please advise or point me in the direction of where I can get clarification on this



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Martin West

The funding rules state: Only the pre-employment training element in England can be funded through AEB local flexibility, and normally lasts 2 to 3 weeks.

What was the validation rule?

Peter Keating

Thank you Martin

The report I've been given "Data Validation Issues" does not have a validation rule stated other than it is is a Warning

Martin West

As it is a warning, and the duration is less than the specified 3 weeks maximum it should not be an issue.

Peter Keating

Many thanks