Sorry if this has been asked before, i have tried to find this information but without any luck.
We have an apprentice who was originally fully funded at the start of her apprenticeship as she was 18 and with a small employer. She has changed employer without a gap in employment after she turned 19. As she is 19 at the start of her apprenticeship with her new employer, do we charge the new employer the co-investment fee or does she remain fully funded as at the beginning of the apprenticeship?
The funding guidance states the following
P275The new employer and main provider must:
P275.1 agree a price for the remainder of the apprenticeship training and assessment taking into account relevant learning from the first employer. This price should be recorded in the ILR as a ‘residual’ price;
P275.2 register the apprentice on the apprenticeship service, if appropriate, for funding to start;
P275.3 confirm arrangements for, and start paying, co-investment if appropriate; …
I can’t seem to find any guidance that relates to the age of the apprentice on the start date of employment with a new employer so i’m getting very confused. Any help would be very appreciated please.
The age is always age at start date of the apprenticeship. When you change employer, you don’t change the start date of the apprenticeship in the ILR, so she’ll still count as 16-18 🙂
Funding rules say;
E133 The government will fund all of the apprenticeship training costs, up to the maximum value of the funding band for the apprenticeship, for employers employing fewer than 50 people if, on the first day of their apprenticeship, the apprentice is:
E133.1 Aged between 16 and 18 years old