Martin Locock

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ILR R11 upload - error EPAOrgID_03

Is anyone else getting an error from one of their records saying that the EPAO has been entered but there is no TNP 2 when the TNP 2 is present in the XML?  I have raised a helpdesk query but wonde...

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ROATP refresh - changes from previous round

I've had a look through the new guidance for the upcoming refresh but I can't see any major departures from the previous round.   Are there any elements that have been added? 

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Privately funded apprentice

An employer wishes to pay for one of their ineligible staff to complete an apprenticeship.  I know this is allowed, but how does it work in practice- are they shown on the employer DAS? are they in...

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Delivering level 4 standard - Learning Aims and components

I am familiar with degree apprenticeships where there is a Programme Aim (ZPROG001)  for the standard and a component aim for the qualification. We will be delivering a Level 4 standard for which t...

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Correction to ULN

I have a batch of apprentices where a spreadsheet error has resulted in the ULNs being reported incorrectly on the RO7 and R08 return (their first) and on the DAS.  I can revise the data in both pl...

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Overall stats - proportion of apprentices new employees?

I'm preparing some marketing material and wanted to emphasise to employers that a substantial number of apprentices are existing employees who are being upskilled.  I'm sure I've heard a number men...

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RO5 upload - 'XML is not well-formed'

When I try to upload the ILR for RO5 (generated by the Learner Entry Tool), I get the error message 'XML is not well-formed'. The RO4 return uploaded fine.  According to the XML editor the XML is w...

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Break In Learning - showing on ILR

A simple question I can't find the answer to:   I have a current apprentice who is taking a BIL for several months (secondment overseas). I believe that I need to: change 'Completion status' for Pr...

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ROATP delivering Functional Skills for a Standard

We are an ROATP delivering standards. If an apprentice needs Functional Skills, are we supposed to deliver this too?  If we use another provider to deliver FS, does that count as subcontracting?  

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Expected duration of EPA period

The Apprenticeship Agreement requires the employer to specify the expected end of the practical period and the end of the apprenticeship (after EPA).  Where should employers go to find out the expe...