Have just relooked at the new ILR Spec for 2019/20, I have a query reqarding the changes to the Actual End Dates and going forward the Planned End Dates.
For apprenticeship standards, for continuing learners with a Learning Actual End date on or before 31 July 2019 this date must continue to include the training and end point assessment period. For continuing learners where all learning activity has ended on or after 1 August 2019, the learning actual end date must be the end of learning only and must not include the end point assessment period.
For apprenticeship standards on a programme aim, where the learner has completed all learning activities and begun the End point assessment period prior to 1st August 2019, the Learning Actual End date in the 19/20 ILR will continue to include the end point assessment (as per the 18/19 ILR specification). For apprenticeship standards on a programme aim, where the learner has not completed all learning activities by 1st August 2019, the Learning Actual End Date will be completed after all learning has taken place and does NOT include the end point assessment period.
My query is hopefully a simple one. When is says does does NOT include the end point assessment period, does this include or exclude the Practical Period or just literally the few days where the EPA is making the completion judgement?
The practical period is the period for which an apprentice is expected to work and receive training under an approved English apprenticeship agreement. The practical period does not include the end-point assessment.
The end-point assessment period starts at the end of the practical period when the gateway point has been reached and ends when the EPA has been completed.
Depending on the Standard, the EPA period may last from a few days to several months and the start of the EPA period may also be delayed and not start directley after the practical period has been completed.