Apprenticeship – Care Leavers Bursary £1000.00

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  • Jemdeb01
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    Hi there,

    I note that in the Apprenticeship funding in England guide (Aug. 18 onwards) that care leavers will receive a bursary of £1000.00. Cross referencing with ILR spec I cannot see how we report this, there does not appear to be a FAM code. I am assuming this would be how we report it to enable ESFA to allocate funds OR will we receive a separate Bursary allocation especially for this cohort which we will administer locally ?

    Guide states – Support for care leavers

    Care leavers can experience extra barriers when making the transition to the world of work and we want apprenticeships to help them overcome those. These barriers can include particular financial hardship and living independently at a young age.

    We are introducing a £1,000 bursary payment to support care leavers aged 16-24 starting an apprenticeship.

    This bursary will help to meet the costs they incur as they transition into work and support them in the first year of their apprenticeship, when wages can be lower for some apprentices. We will pay this once to each care leaver in the eligible age range starting an apprenticeship, via their training provider.

    Many thanks Debbie

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    FAM code 363 identifies care leavers in 2018/19

     
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    Jemdeb01
    Participant

    Hi Martin,

    Many thanks but after a further review of the ILR spec I still cannot see any reference to this ? Can you direct me to the page where this code is identified please.

    Debbie

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    It will be in one of the Appendices
    Learning Delivery FAM Code – LDM – Learning delivery monitoring codes
    The 2018/19 version has not been issued yet but the code is in this year:
    ILRSpecification_Monitoring_Codes_2017_18_version6.xlsx

     
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    Jemdeb01
    Participant

    Got it – thanks Martin !

     
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    Spats
    Participant

    363’s the code for AEB learners in receipt of low wages, Martin – 362 seems to be the care leavers one.

     
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    Jemdeb01
    Participant

    Correct –

    362 Apprentice care leavers This code should be used to identify apprentices who do not wish their employer to be informed that they are a care leaver. Y 01/08/2018

    363 Learners in receipt of low wages This code is used to fully fund eligible co-funded learners who earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary. This is based on the Social Mobility Commission’s low pay threshold of £8.07 (hourly rate in 2016) and on the assumption of a 37.5 hour contract with paid statutory holiday entitlement. 01/08/2018

     
    #263222
    SFA STAFF

    Henry ESFA
    Keymaster

    Please note that the correct code to use is EEF4.

    regards

    Henry
    ESFA

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi Henry,
    Thanks for the clarification.
    So, it is EEF4 for generating the incentive and bursary payments for a 19-24 a care leaver and LDM 362 for apprentices who do not wish their employer to be informed that they are a care leaver.
    2018-19 funding rules would be a help, any news on when?
    Regards

     
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    Spats
    Participant

    Where is this EEF4 actually documented? I can’t find it in the ILR spec or the Provider Support Manual.

     
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    Taylor26
    Participant
    #279593

    Martin West
    Participant

    In ILR Specifications: LearningDeliveryFAM – EEF Eligibility for enhanced apprenticeship funding
    Refer to the ILR guidance documents for further details about when to use the EEF codes
    EEF 4 – Entitlement to extended funding for apprentices
    This is covered in the ILR Provider Support Manual 6.4.2 Funding model 36: Learning Delivery FAM Eligibility for enhanced apprenticeship funding:
    EEF 4 The apprentice has been in the care of the local authority as defined in the Funding Rules.
    HTH

     
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    Spats
    Participant

    Thanks both.

     
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    W2W
    Participant

    How is the bursary actually paid to the learner?

    Is it a £1,000 one off payment or can it be paid to them in two or three instalments? The reason I ask is, what if the Apprentice Care Leaver (actually leaves) their placement early just after receiving the £1,000 payment?

     
    #347685

    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi,
    As all Apprentices must now be Employed it is incorrect to use the term ‘placement’

    As this is a bursary paid by the ESFA and not a Provider funded bursary from their allocation the Provider must follow the funding rules requirements over its payment as they do not have discretion where an Apprentice is eligible.

    P116. The bursary payment, due to the apprentice, will be generated 60 days after they start. You must pass this on in full to the apprentice within 30 days of receiving this funding from the ESFA.
    HTH

     
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    Sue Scott
    Participant

    Hi All
    I have only just been informed we have a Learner who is entitled to the Care leaver £1000.
    The String of information above is great but could someone please tell me if the FAM code 362 goes against the Programme or Main aim

    Thank You

     
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    Sue Scott
    Participant

    Sorry, I will be using EEF4 but I am still not sure if I put the code against the Programme aim or the main Component Aim

    Please help

     
    #361145

    Martin West
    Participant

    You use FAM type and code EEF 4 – Entitlement to extended funding for apprentices, the apprentice has been in the care of the local authority as defined in the Funding Rules.

    You only use 362 where the Apprentice does not wish their Employer know they are a care leaver.

    Goes against the Programme aim.

     
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