Victoria Mansfield

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Senior leader - does SBP count as OTJ?

Hi everyone :)  On the Senior Leader standard, apprentices must submit a 500 word summary of their Strategic Business Proposal before gateway. One of our programmes is rejigging their schedules a b...

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Logging OTJ post redundancy

If an apprentice is made redundant during the final 6 months of their practical period, and so able to continue to completion funded by the ESFA, what do we do about logging OTJ? It's obviously not...

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Diagnostic testing of occupational competence

I'm looking at P23.3 in the draft rules for 2022/23. Does anyone have any examples of diagnostic testing of occupational competence? I'm wondering how it differs from a skills-scan of competence ag...

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Learning Support Funding - when & how to use it vs. EAS

Can I check whether Learning Support/EAS should be claimed based on when we pay for the support or based on when it is being used by the learner? For example, where our assessment centre recommend ...

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Is travel/transport acceptable learning support expenditure?

Is a travel allowance (or even specific transport costs) an acceptable use of learning support funding for apprentices? I'm not sure if this comes under 'reasonable adjustments' or not. Any advice ...

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Version of rules to follow after restarts

Morning all :) Can I just check my assumption on which version of the funding rules we should follow for learners who take a break and/or withdraw then restart on the same standard? If a learner s...

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LDL for withdrawal after redundancy

Can I check my take on how to process a withdrawal after a redundancy? Where the learner has continued on programme for the 12 weeks allowed, but we have not managed to find a new employer for them...

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OTJ hours on documents after employer change

Where a learner changes employer (with no gap in employment so it's not a restart), I know that you don't change the Planned Hours on the ILR. However, we do of course need to issue a new Commitmen...

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Record of apprenticeship part-completion - % of what?

With regards to P305.9.4 (2020/21 v5): P305.9 Where an apprentice is withdrawn because they have been unable to find a new employer, you must provide a ‘record of apprenticeship part-completion’ t...

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New standard version and changes in circumstances

I'm struggling to work out what different changes in circumstances mean for a learner's ability to continue on their original apprenticeship standard after a new version of the standard has gone li...