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,

As long as you've cleared them on the DLOCK report, ...

As long as you've cleared them on the DLOCK report, and you're receiving money, you can ignore them. I raise this with the service desk last year as we were having similar issues and they suggested...

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Ben James commented,

Yes, if the change is significant enough to have a ...

Yes, if the change is significant enough to have a material impact. You should document the discussion, in line with P333. If it isn't deemed to be significant, then no change is required, per P33...

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Ben James commented,

Maytas will carry over anyone that needs to be carri...

Maytas will carry over anyone that needs to be carried over. I imagine there'll be a service pack update at some point soon which will account for the changes to the funding rules and any new/clari...

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Ben James commented,

Yes, leave as is and annotate the PDSAT. Removing th...

Yes, leave as is and annotate the PDSAT. Removing the withdrawal reason would fix the error but would not be reflective of the truth, so best to just note the error. 

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Ben James commented,

It's definitely an administrative undertaking when y...

It's definitely an administrative undertaking when you have regular cohorts of that size, but an auditor might say that you/the employer are treating the 'apprentices' as a collective, when actuall...

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Ben James commented,

According to the Technical Funding Guide; 31. The ...

According to the Technical Funding Guide; 31. The qualifying period for apprenticeships is 42 days; it is only lower for apprenticeships when a break in learning occurs. If the apprentice takes a ...

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LSF/EAS query

The EAS guide suggests that; 57. When you can claim enough learning support funding through the ILR, you should not use the EAS. We expect you to use the EAS only when there is no alternative meth...

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Ben James commented,

Understand the idea, but I'm not personally confiden...

Understand the idea, but I'm not personally confident an auditor would like it. P367 The evidence pack must include the following: P367.1 A copy of the current commitment statement signed and date...

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Ben James commented,

It's stated by the training provider as an entry req...

It's stated by the training provider as an entry requirement of the course; There is also a requirement for the applicant to have level 2 qualifications in English and Maths (GSCE A-C or 9-4) The...

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Ben James commented,

Completely agree. It's come about because we have a...

Completely agree. It's come about because we have a candidate who doesn't have L2 English (though does have an undergraduate degree, ha) but their Employer has gotten hold of the funding rules and ...