Ben James

Apprenticeships Regulatory Officer in at an HE institution. Previously worked in FE Apprenticeships for 10 years at the CITB.

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Ben James commented,

The TP/EPAO wouldn't know that employment had re-com...

The TP/EPAO wouldn't know that employment had re-commenced within the 30 day period because the apprenticeship/EPA period would have finished, so E290.1 definitely cannot be applied in this case. 

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Ben James commented,

The EPA price would remain the same unless it was re...

The EPA price would remain the same unless it was re-negotiated, never as a byproduct of an adjustment elsewhere

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Ben James commented,

P408 Any individual, or relevant family member, who...

P408 Any individual, or relevant family member, who has applied for an extension or variation of their current immigration permission in the UK is still treated as if they have that leave. Keeping...

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Ben James commented,

Common practice is to extend the PED commensurate wi...

Common practice is to extend the PED commensurate with the time they had spent on a BIL, but there's nothing in the rules to prevent you from extending it by more or less, based on the apprentice's...

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Ben James commented,

Yes, P332-P335 is what you would need to refer to. U...

Yes, P332-P335 is what you would need to refer to. Ultimately what you need to do will depend on whether you/the employer/the learner decide that the change in hours will materially impact the trai...

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Ben James commented,

The technical specification should answer these ques...

The technical specification should answer these questions for you https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1066741/Apprenticeship_QAR_Technica...

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Ben James commented,

You know what they say about doing the same thing ov...

You know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result Steveh..

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Ben James commented,

It sounds like you've set the 'date applies to' to m...

It sounds like you've set the 'date applies to' to match the 'achievement date', which is correct for completions. You can ignore this warning and won't be penalised. 

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Ben James commented,

You'd convert their original BIL to a withdrawal and...

You'd convert their original BIL to a withdrawal and process them as a restart

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Ben James commented,

Technically yes, that is correct. However, if you ...

Technically yes, that is correct. However, if you have delivered the training in good faith I don’t think you should necessarily have to repay the costs you’ve incurred. You’d just terminate the ...