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  • CFoster
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    Hi,

    We border the West of England devolved area. We have several learners who live in the devolved area for which we don’t have an allocation. Do we record these learners as un-funded or as west of England?

    Thanks

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi,
    SOF 113 for West of England Combined Authority

     
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    Paul Rogers
    Participant

    Martin,

    Does this mean that they would get funding for the learners if they do not have an allocation? I am suspecting not?

    Paul.

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi Paul,
    The WECA do have a system for this but is up to the provider to apply.

    WECA expects that during the 2019/20 academic year, there will be instances where provision is made to a WECA resident by a provider that does not have an existing funding agreement with us.
    As such, for the 19/20 Academic year only, we will run an In-Year Exception process, where any provider who identifies that they have made provision to a WECA resident can approach us In Year for a retrospective funding agreement. These agreements will be capped at a maximum of £15,000 and will only be made available within our allocated budget.

    HTH

     
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    jessicar
    Participant

    Whats the advantage of recording SOF as 113 when you getting no money either way (unless you ask the devolved area for it)?

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi jessicar,
    There is a validation rule that checks the postcode against the SOF so you may have issues where you report learners in a devolved area incorrectly.
    Error where against the devolved area postcode table:
    The learning aim start date postcode is not valid on the start date of the learning aim and the source of funding
    HTH

     
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    jessicar
    Participant

    Hi Martin, Query relateds to SOF/non funded and not postcode

    Have a student in a devolved area, studying with ourselves who are not in a devolved area or have access to the funding in a devolved area, same as OP.

    Why do you suggest to record SOF as 113 (over recording it as non funded) when OP does not have an allocation for WECA?

     
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  jessicar.
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi,
    The Learning Start Date Postcode – [LSDPostcode] that determines if the learner comes from a devolved area and the validation rule LSDPostcode_02 checks for the correct SOF for the devolved area.
    You cannot fund a learner from a devolved area using SOF 105 you can only use the devolved area SOF or not claim the funding.
    HTH

     
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    Ruth CJ
    Participant

    If you don’t plan to approach the devolved area to ask for funding from them, then you would code 99/998. You’d only use the devolved source of funding codes if you had an agreement that they were going to fund you.

     
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    jessicar
    Participant

    Thanks Ruth – thats what i was getting at

     
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    steveh
    Participant

    Fascinating…

    Are WECA the only ones doing this? I mean, I guess that’s the point of devolution!

     
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