Wayne Hosking

42 day rule - restart apprenticeship


Hi All,

   If we have an apprentice who had done 3 weeks on course, attended and then withdrew but wishes to restart at a later date.

When they restart, do they have another 42 days, or does it take into account the 3 weeks already spent on programme?

I'm assuming it would only if we put in the original learning start date?

Any clarification would be good.

Kind regards





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Ben James

According to the Technical Funding Guide;

31. The qualifying period for apprenticeships is 42 days; it is only lower for apprenticeships when a break in learning occurs. If the apprentice takes a break in learning and then returns to learning, we will apply the qualifying period to the new programme aim before any monthly instalments are calculated. This also applies when the apprentice restarts for any other reason.