The ESFA funding rules for an Employer Provider states:
As Employer Provider
We will pay the remaining balance of the agreed price up to the maximum value of the funding band when the apprentice has undertaken all the activity relevant to the apprenticeship, including:
EP192.1 – All mandatory elements of the framework; or
EP192.2 – Completing all elements of the end-point assessment for standards
EP192.2 has the additional word ‘completing’ to the same rule for a Training Provider. Does this mean that the learner has to ‘achieve’ all elements of the EPA before the 20% outcome payment can be claimed?
I do not think the addition of the word ‘completing’ makes any difference as the outcome of a completion can be either ‘Achieved’, ‘No achievement’ or ‘Learning activities are complete, but the outcome is not yet known’.