Ruth Canham-James

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I think the 1st April 2021 refers just to the non-full quals in the offer, it specifically says "that qualification must have been achieved before 1at April 2021". Anyone who has achieved a full level 3 at any time wouldn't be eligible by that route. Not 100% the same question, but when ESFA first split the prior attainment Level 3 options into 5 (non-full level 3) and 6 (full level 3), I pointed out that there were quals that could fall into both. A "QCF Diploma at level 3" sits in 6, but if that specific qual doesn't have legal entitlements, it falls into 5; "Vocational and technical qualifications at level 3 (not on the level 2 and level 3 legal entitlement list)". The answer I got back from the ESFA service desk was; On checking the qualification out on Ofqual, it is clearly displayed as a Vocationally-Related Qualification, and is not in the legal offer where it would be classed as a full level. This means you will use code 5 as its available within 16-19 and loans offers only on LARs and FaLA. It is confusing because it mentions Full level 3 (code 6) when fullness is only attached to qualification that go into the legal offer. "Fullness is only attached to qualification that go into the legal offer". That's a huge change to what constitutes Full Level 3, that went rather under the radar, and it means that if a student has a whole Level 3 Diploma, but it's never had legal entitlements, you code that as prior attainment 5, and they're eligible for funding for a first full level 3.  

I think the 1st April 2021 refers just to the non-full quals in the offer, it specifically says "that qualification must have been achieved before 1at April 2021". Anyone who has achieved a full le...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Just correct if it's in year :) 

Just correct if it's in year :)