Ruth Canham-James

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Yes, sorry if that wasn't clear, just the first payment is higher, as Martin has said. If an apprentice finishes early you get a bulk payment at the end too, called a balancing payment. If they finish two months early, you get a triple payment in the last month.

Yes, sorry if that wasn't clear, just the first payment is higher, as Martin has said.If an apprentice finishes early you get a bulk payment at the end too, called a balancing payment. If they fini...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Thanks. I'm not that involved with QAR, so not always sure what impacts. I know about dates and funding streams, but we have other FRM reports and other bits of kit that find those disparities between years. I wasn't sure about the loan indicator. I checked, and we have maybe ten loan funded learners who were due to complete in 19/20, but have continued into this year. Only 4 are on this report, the rest are not! All still flagged as loan in 20/21. I've asked Finance to check if they can spot and reason in the loan portal, maybe they didn't close all of them. I always have every detail of every row on on the FRM reports ready to send to the principal should I be asked about it. I make extensive notes that I copy month to month for rows that I can't get rid of. I do not like to caught off guard or look like I don't know what I'm doing! I'm pre-emptively going to explain why we have rows in FRM27 again this year. I put a lot of effort into preventing those (and did manage to cut them down from last year), but I just can't stop curriculum sometimes only telling me about withdrawals that happened in one year, after that year closes. We have a lot of distance courses that don't have registers to monitor non-attendance, so I rely on the delivery teams reporting withdrawals properly. It won't be me explaining why the late withdrawals at least.

Thanks. I'm not that involved with QAR, so not always sure what impacts. I know about dates and funding streams, but we have other FRM reports and other bits of kit that find those disparities betw...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

I don't think we ever disagree Steve! I had that thought too. If the first employer was non-levy, they probably already paid, and wouldn't even notice if you didn't refund them, but I wouldn't condone that sort of thing. 

I don't think we ever disagree Steve!I had that thought too. If the first employer was non-levy, they probably already paid, and wouldn't even notice if you didn't refund them, but I wouldn't condo...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Thanks Paul! :)  Hopefully I can get some bits sorted this afternoon.

Thanks Paul! :) Hopefully I can get some bits sorted this afternoon.