We have identified through FRM05 a Learning Planned End Date administration issue.
But by following the guidance in the
Monitoring the funding rules 2018 to 2019: reports user guide
We end up with a R99 The learner must not have more than one programme aim at the same time
(from the SLD, FIS 2019/19 returns R99 and R20)
This seems to be because the guidance requires the existing programme to have an Actual End date of 1 August 2018 and the new programme to have a Start date of 1 August 2018.
Has anyone had to do this jiggery-pokery and got it to work?
Or should I just set the start date to 2nd August 2018?September 13, 2019 at 11:52 am #397641
I have checked again and again can not see any other anomalies
LearnAimRef 60142327 AimSeqNumber 1 LearnStartDate 2017-09-18 LearnPlanEndDate 2018-12-03 LearnActEndDate 2018-08-01 LearnAimRef 60304650 AimSeqNumber 2 LearnStartDate 2017-09-18 LearnPlanEndDate 2018-12-03 LearnActEndDate 2018-08-01 LearnAimRef ZPROG001 AimSeqNumber 3 LearnStartDate 2017-09-18 LearnPlanEndDate 2018-12-03 LearnActEndDate 2018-08-01 LearnDelFAMDateFrom 2017-09-18 LearnDelFAMDateTo 2018-08-01 AFinDate 2017-09-18 LearnAimRef 60142327 AimSeqNumber 4 LearnStartDate 2018-08-01 LearnPlanEndDate 2018-09-18 PriorLearnFundAdj 8 LearnActEndDate 2019-05-31 LearnAimRef 60304650 AimSeqNumber 5 LearnStartDate 2018-08-01 LearnPlanEndDate 2018-09-18 PriorLearnFundAdj 8 LearnActEndDate 2019-05-31 LearnAimRef ZPROG001 AimSeqNumber 6 LearnStartDate 2018-08-01 LearnPlanEndDate 2018-09-18 PriorLearnFundAdj 8 LearnActEndDate 2019-05-31 LearnDelFAMDateFrom 2018-08-01 LearnDelFAMDateTo 2019-05-31 AFinDate 2018-08-01
Original start date was 2017-09-18
Incorrect Learning Planned End date was recorded as 2018-12-03
Actual planned end date as stated in all supporting documentation is 2018-09-18
Learner withdrew after continuing until 2019-05-31September 13, 2019 at 12:23 pm #397652
Changed all the 1 August 2018 start dates to 2nd August 2018 and all the errors went away.
Documentation clearly states;
If the planned end date has been identified after R14 as being
significantly incorrect you must:
Set the Completion status to code 3 ‘withdrawn’ and
complete the Withdrawal reason using code 40 ‘Learner has
transferred to a new learning aim with the same provider’.
Record a Learning actual end date of 1 August 2018.
Record a new learning aim with the same Learning aim
reference and a Learning start date of 1 August 2018 and the
correct Learning planned end date. Record this aim as a
restart (Learning Delivery Funding and Monitoring Type =
RES), and complete the Funding adjustment for prior learning
field with the percentage of learning that is still to be delivered
any advice?September 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm #397658
My advice would be to put back ALL the start and planned end dates to exactly what they were on your final 1718 submission, they should not be changed directly in the way you are trying to.
If you have found that there is a significant issue with the planned end date then the only way you can really change it in the data is to stop the learner and restart them with the correct date in this year, however there are a number of risks with that and in my opinion it is better to accept that the mistake was made in 1718 that can’t be changed rather than try to mess around with the data outside of year and end up with issues such as double counting in your QAR or under/over claiming funding due to OPP value changes.
Ben F.September 13, 2019 at 2:58 pm #397710
For apprenticeships my understanding is that you can set the start date of the new aim to 2nd August and code it as a restart.September 17, 2019 at 12:06 pm #399282
Do you mean that you would close down the old apprenticeship at the 1st August and put a restarted apprenticeship programme on for the 2nd August?
If so then that is a possibility but it does lead to a number of issues in the data later. The ESFA have never really addressed this issue in the coding, it wouldn’t be a transfer as they are not moving to a new aim and it couldn’t be coded as a break in learning as there is no break, so you are left with a withdrawal and a restart. I haven’t come across any MIS systems clever enough to recognise this sort of situation in their internal reports so as an example, your internal QAR rates would drift away from the published ones any you end up having to explain the differences again and a gain over the years.
Ben F.September 17, 2019 at 12:47 pm #399298
Not the full apprenticeship, no. The guidance suggests stopping the aim at 1st August and adding a new aim for the same learning aim with a start date of the 1st of August – it then details that, for apprenticeships, a start date of 2nd August for the new aim would be acceptable.
DarrenSeptember 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm #399300
That doesn’t work with the programme aim, badly written guidance i’m afraid.September 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm #399304
Ah, fair point. I can’t say I’ve tried it myself so good to know.
September 17, 2019 at 1:04 pm #399308
- This reply was modified 11 months ago by darrenvidler.
I have requested guidance from service desk. Will update when I get something.September 17, 2019 at 2:06 pm #399320
Official response from the help desk
You are correct to use the start date of 2 Aug to avoid the R99 error.October 8, 2019 at 10:06 pm #405866
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