Karen Polybank

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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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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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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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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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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...

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Prior Learning and Minimum Duration

We are turning a lot of applicants away who apply for the Customer Service Apprenticeship because they have had some type of work experience.  Some are school leavers who have had Saturday jobs in ...

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Functional Skills during Break in Learning

Some of our hairdressing learners who are furloughed and on a BIL have been attending functional skills maths and English sessions during their BIL.  How do we record this on the ILR?  Is it OK to ...

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BIL or Learning activities complete but the outcome is not known

We have some hairdressing learners who had been booked for their EPA in March 2020.  We coded them as Completion Status 2 (completed the learning activities) and Outcome 8 (Learning activities comp...