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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If their last date was August 3rd, the stop should b...

If their last date was August 3rd, the stop should be applied as of September. This is so the provider receives funding for those 3 days in August. If the employer applies the stop from August, DAS...

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Planned hours on the apprenticeship agreement

I've been speaking to another provider who has a difference of opinion on what goes in the "Planned amount of off-the-job training (hours)" field on the Apprenticeship Agreement.. so wanted to see ...

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Haha, sort of. The ordering of certainly questionabl...

Haha, sort of. The ordering of certainly questionable. Could do with P139 first I suppose! 

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No P139 We will fund Functional skills English and...

No P139 We will fund Functional skills English and / or maths at level 1 or below where you (or a subcontractor) have conducted an initial assessment that shows the apprentice needs to study at a ...

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Ben James commented,

Agree with both Steveh and Ruth Canham-James. As wit...

Agree with both Steveh and Ruth Canham-James. As with much of the policy in the funding rules, as long as you're making best efforts and can evidence that you have a robust process in place, you'll...

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As a matter of procedure, you should aim to collect ...

As a matter of procedure, you should aim to collect them in a timely manner. You will likely still get your OPPs, but the ESFA monitor the reports and may withhold payments. See the Technical Fundi...

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Ben James commented,

The guidance suggests that employers can move the st...

The guidance suggests that employers can move the stop dates, though for some reason I have it in my head that this can only be done backwards, not fowards. So if they've set the stop date as 10/08...