Apprenticeships Level 2 Functional Skills

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This topic contains 10 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  kathleenmonica 2 years, 10 months ago.

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  • nell29
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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.

     
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    JJP1981
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    They must sit the tests, they don’t have to pass them, see:

    “P105
    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”

    thanks,
    JJ.

     
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    Martin West
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    For L2:
    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

     
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    nell29
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    Does the Level 2 have to be recorded on the MIS systems?

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Yes and also included in your ILR retrun

     
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    nell29
    Participant

    But if you record it in the ILR and they don’t have to achieve it then they won’t achieve all their component aims recorded in the ILR?

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    As these aims are not required in order to achieve a L2 framework they are not a component aim.

     
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    kathleenmonica
    Participant

    Hi all

    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.

    Thanks

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    YES

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi Kathleen,
    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.
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    kathleenmonica
    Participant

    Don’t apologise Martin, it made me laugh. Cheered me up no end!

    Thanks for your advice.

     
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