Martin West

Consultant and Software Supplier (open source) for over 15 years, previously15 years experience as a Training Provider Email: md.west60@googlemail.com

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Martin West commented,

You must use the same duration for programme duratio...

You must use the same duration for programme duration and number of weeks on programme. Holiday entitlement is 28 days per 365 days the additional 8.83 weeks would attract an additional 4.75 days (...

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Martin West commented,

As Sue has said, the actual wording is: You cannot ...

As Sue has said, the actual wording is: You cannot claim the incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice if: the apprentice has had a contract of employment with you starting within the 6 months ...

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Martin West commented,

Only the training aspects of a non-mandatory qualifi...

Only the training aspects of a non-mandatory qualification can be included as an eligible cost, but fees to awarding bodies for registration, examination and certification costs are ineligible cost...

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Martin West commented,

This may be an ineligible cost: P114.7 Any training...

This may be an ineligible cost: P114.7 Any training, optional modules, educational trips or trips to professional events in excess of those required to achieve the apprenticeship. This includes tra...

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Martin West commented,

No you code as 1 and 8 until the EPA is completed, t...

No you code as 1 and 8 until the EPA is completed, this will carry them over to 2021/22 as they have not been completed..

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Martin West commented,

This would not go down as a negative overall achieve...

This would not go down as a negative overall achievement rate as it will not be included in the 2020/2021 QAR but it would be included in the following years QAR.

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Martin West commented,

I agree with Steveh. You negotiate a price with the...

I agree with Steveh. You negotiate a price with the employer to complete the training then add the EPA costs to get the total price, the employer is responsible for the balance if this takes the to...

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Martin West commented,

I expect auditors are looking for evidence on how th...

I expect auditors are looking for evidence on how the costings have been arrived at and what is included against each heading and to this extent they would need the working papers from the costings...

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Martin West commented,

In my experience few providers include more detailed...

In my experience few providers include more detailed costing than the heading of eligible costs (training, consumables, assessment, and administration) and the EPA cost.