Kevin Bunn

Apprenticeship minimum duration requirements changed to 372 days

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Sorry to be a pain, does anyone know when the ESFA changed the minimum duration from 365 to 372 days? 

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Steveh

Cripes, I *think* Standards have "always" been 372 (in that it's 365 on-prog + 7 for EPA), so that's 17/18? But, that was when Planned End Date included EPA, which changed 19/20?

Frameworks continued to be 365?

Martin West

The minimum duration has not changed (12 months or 365 days) but the reporting of the planned end date for standards did change and it now reflects the end of the practical period.

Kevin Bunn

Many thanks, I have had a look at the funding rules and they all state 12 months, I know I have read 372 days somewhere!!! 

Steveh

It *was* in the Validation Rules (ie a Standard shorter than 372 days that wasn't a restart would error), but just checked and all refs there are now to 365 days (confusingly, they're all learner level DoB errors rather than learner aim errors...).

Martin West

Yes that was before 19/20 where the following applied:

P45 An apprenticeship must provide for training that lasts for a minimum duration of 12 months. For example, to satisfy this requirement, an apprentice who starts their training on 1 August 2018 must still be receiving training on 31 July 2019 and an apprentice who starts on 1 August 2019 must still be receiving training on 31 July 2020.

P46 The framework or standard specification or assessment plan may require this to be longer to support the delivery of the full apprenticeship content. For apprenticeship standards, the end-point assessment can only be taken after the minimum duration has been met (see paragraph P155).

P155 The end-point assessment can only be taken after the minimum duration has been completed (see paragraph P45). You must ensure that the entire duration of the apprenticeship standard for both training and end-point assessment is recorded on the ILR as a minimum of 372 days to be eligible for funding.

Steveh

Well found Martin! :)