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Hi, can anyone clarify whether all Apprenticeship learners who have been on programme since May 2017 are to sit the Level 2 tests for Functional Skills and do they need to pass these? We have referred to guidance but are still slightly unsure.
They must sit the tests, they don’t have to pass them, see:
105.2. start, continue to study and take the test for level 2 English and maths before they complete their apprenticeship: they do not have to achieve English and maths to complete their apprenticeship”
105.2. start, continue to study and take the test for level 2 English and maths before they complete their apprenticeship: they do not have to achieve English and maths to complete their apprenticeship
For L 3 and above:
106.1. apprentices must achieve level 2 functional skills or GCSE qualifications grade A* to C (or 4 to 9) in English and maths before taking end-point assessment or achieving an apprenticeship framework
Thanks for the advice above. Could I ask please, if a learner enrols to an intermediate apprenticeship and has proxy at L1 must they enrol to L2 Maths and or English. Our apprenticeship department has been advised that they don’t.
Sorry to be so short with my last answer but I cannot understand how some do not understand what has been the requirement for some time now.
If they are having difficulty in understanding the current funding rules this was better said when it was introduced last year in the funding rules:
C21.1. If they already have a Level 1 in either English or maths that meets the minimum requirement of the apprenticeship framework before they start they must start and continue to study Level-2 English or maths.
They should have been doing this anyway.
This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Martin West.