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  • melly
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    Does anyone know if there is a maximum number of months/weeks a learner can be on a break in learning please? I have looked at the funding rules but cannot seem to locate an answer.

     
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    Martin West
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    Hi,
    This is defined in the QAR technical specification:
    41. Aims where the learner is on a planned break (with a Completion status of 6 ‘Learner has temporarily withdrawn from the aim due to an agreed break in learning), are treated as a withdrawal for the overall methodology where either of these apply:
    they do not have a corresponding restart record in the same funding year
    they do not have a corresponding restart record in the following funding year
    if the planned break was recorded in the ILR R14 return for funding year 2017 to 2018, they do not have a corresponding restart record in the R04 ILR return of the funding year 2019 to 2020
    HTH

     
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    melly
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    Thank you Martin but I don’t understand if this would then mean a learner could be a BIL for example 6 months?

     
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    Martin West
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    Hi
    As reasons for a BIL includes medical treatment, maternity or paternity leave it is not uncommon for a break of up to 12 months or longer, it is what is reasonable in individual circumstances.
    HTH

     
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    Ruth CJ
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    There is no set limit. However, the PSM says;

    429. If the learning aim that the learner was following is no longer available when they
    return (in other words, the certification date has passed), then you cannot class
    this as a break in learning. This limits the length of time that a learner can have as
    a break in learning.

     
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