Karen Polybank

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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...

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Karen Polybank commented,

Hi Martin I understand the employment side of thing...

Hi Martin I understand the employment side of things I was looking for confirmation as to whether she was allowed to start the PGCE if it was funded through a loan at the same time as waiting for E...

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Karen Polybank commented,

This seems rather harsh on the apprentice who has me...

This seems rather harsh on the apprentice who has met all the other requirements of the apprenticeship.  The PGCE is funded through a Student Loan so would this make any difference to her situation?.

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EPA on a zero hour contract

We have an apprentice who has gone through gateway and has just been given her EPA date.  When arranging the date with her she has informed me that she has left her employer to start a PGCE. I am t...

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Karen Polybank commented,

If we use EEF code 4 will that not claim another £1,...

If we use EEF code 4 will that not claim another £1,000 for the apprentice as well?  Or will the system know the apprentice has already received the £1,000 and only pay the employer and provider.

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Karen Polybank commented,

Hi Martin We are not wanting to claim the care leav...

Hi Martin We are not wanting to claim the care leaver bursary, just the additional payments for the provider and the employer.

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Additional Payments for Care Leaver

We have a 20 year old apprentice who is a care leaver.  She has already claimed her care leaver bursary on her intermediate apprenticeship. She has now started an advanced apprenticeship. Are the p...