Karen Polybank

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Karen Polybank commented,

Thank you for your help and have passed the informat...

Thank you for your help and have passed the information on to the EPAO.

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Karen Polybank commented,

I have had a response from the EPAO as follows: If ...

I have had a response from the EPAO as follows: If the apprentice will be seeking work within this sector the 30 day rule applies. E290.1 When employment or an apprenticeship agreement has ended (r...

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Karen Polybank commented,

Thank you.  That is how I understood it. I have aske...

Thank you.  That is how I understood it. I have asked the EAPO where they got their information from and I suspect you are correct and they are getting mixed up with the 30 day gap between employers.

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EPA and Employment

I thought that learners had to be employed up to and including their EPA.  However, when requesting an early EPA date from the EPAO I got this response and wondered if they are correct? As xxx’s em...

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Karen Polybank commented,

Thank you that makes sense.  It is obviously just wo...

Thank you that makes sense.  It is obviously just worded incorrectly.

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ROATP - Off the Job Training Query

Does anyone know what this bullet point means or is it a typo Chose the right time for off the job training - the apprentice must have had sufficient time to gain the right knowledge and skills bef...

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Karen Polybank commented,

So she can still take her EPA even though she may be...

So she can still take her EPA even though she may be signed off work for more than a month.  

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EPA while learner is signed off work

If a learner has been signed off work can they still take their EPA if it has already been booked.  I am not sure at the moment how long they are going to be signed off for and whether or not we wi...

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EPA and working hours

We have an apprentice who has been employed for over 30 hours for 15 months and has come to the end of her contract of employment.  The apprentice is ready for EPA but this will not happen before h...

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Karen Polybank commented,

OK so it looks as though there is no way round it.  ...

OK so it looks as though there is no way round it.  My final question is, once she has completed her PGCE can she restart her apprenticeship and take her EPA if she still wants to do this, or is th...