Martin Locock

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OFSTED inspection of apprenticeship provision - Equality Act

OFSTED's Common Inspection Framework includes investigation whether the training provider is meeting its duties under the Equality Act. (By which I believe they mean to check whether we are monitor...

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Early completion - confirmation from employer

I recall seeing some guidance to cover the circumstances when the initial expected gateway/completion dates are brought forward so that the practical period is shorter than predicted.  I believe th...

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Apprentice not passing gateway- ILR?

If we have an apprentice who cannot pass gateway because they are awaiting evidence of L2 qualifications (but have completed the training element), how should they be reported on the ILR?  Presumab...

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Withdrawal from suspension in previous year (solved)

I have an apprentice who went on a suspension in Nov 2020; he had now confirmed that he will not be returning and so is a withdrawal.  I have revised the ILR to show that the date of start of suspe...

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TNP2 entered incorrectly - new TNP or not?

We have a TNP2 price that was added to ILR with the incorrect price. We wish to correct it - can we amend the current TNP2 line, or do we need to add a new one?

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Employer Incentive payment scheme - Feb onwards?

Has there been any indication whether there will be a further round of the scheme?  

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Awarding bodies and subcontracting

We are a training provider and have an apprentice who will need to sit a Functional Skills exam to obtain a qualification to pass gateway.  This will involve us paying the awarding body the exam fe...

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Funding adjustment for prior learning on start

I understand that the Funding adjustment for prior learning field is intended to record reductions made in the usual cost of an aim because some parts have been covered before ((before a suspension...

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Initial Assessment of English/ Math for Level 3+ apprenticeships

We want to assess current working level in English and Maths when assessing suitability of applicants to a degree apprenticeship. The tools I'm aware of (BKSB and WEST) are aimed at Level 1/2 entry...

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FM36 Summary - what is "co-investment payments to collect"

I've been looking at the FM36 reports to reconcile the payments made against the indicative earning reports.  I'm not sure what the "Co-investments to collect" line is -   how is the amount calcula...