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Created 24 May 2022 10:01
We have a learner who started in January 2022, from the PLR he had done one month on the same apprenticeship in 2018. We negotiated a new price and agreed on the co-investment of 5%. However, on submission of the ILR 10% co-investment was in the period end reports. I have emailed the ESFA (with no outcome for several months now) to request the employer pays 5% only - as they are refusing to pay anymore than the 5%. 5% is in their contract with us as an ITP.
If we only collect the 5% does that mean we will not receive our achievement funding or are there any other ways around this?
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From the guidance:
As the Apprentice started 4 years ago in 2018 you should ask the ESFA to waive the 10% contribution and allow a 5% contribution only, this will require their permission for you to use monitoring code 361 to avoid the loss of the completion element.
24 May 2022 10:19
Thank you Martin for the clarification.
So it is waiting for the ESFA to get back to us with their permission
24 May 2022 10:23
As they were previously on programme for only 1 month are you sure the following does not apply so you can record it as a new start.
24 May 2022 10:50
Their PLR is for one month only - so yes they wouldn't have reached the qualifying period...
I could remove the restart indicator run through FIS and see what happens?
24 May 2022 11:00
Martin West - Thank you for pasting this rule
59. To be eligible for the completion element you must have collected the co-investment from the employer and reported the cash value on the ILR.
We use the ILR Learner Entry Tool and I can't see where this is recorded. Do you know where this field is please? I can't even see a field for this in the ILR Specification Specification of the Individualised Learner Record for 2022 to 2023 (submit-learner-data.service.gov.uk)
04 July 2023 14:34
It is on Aim type 1 the delivery tab – Financial Details and you enter the payments as Type PMR code 1 with the date of receipt and amount.
04 July 2023 15:08
Martin West- thanks so much. You always have the answer and are so quick to respond. I really appreciate it.
04 July 2023 15:34