I hope someone can let me know if they have interpreted the new rule in P264 of the provider rules clarifying that when an apprentice is no longer employed (except redundancy) the break between the employers cannot be longer than 30 days.
We would then get evidence of last day of employment, and first day of employment to evidence the 30 day break, but the BIL could be longer than this as the last day of learning may be before the last day of employment with the old employer, and the first day of learning with the new employer, could be after their first day of employment.
Does any else agree with this, or would you do something differently?
You should also consider that it is in learning under an apprenticeship agreement and this would include learning at the workplace.
You are correct that it may not be the first day of employment as it would be the first day of employment under the apprenticeship agreement which may be a later date.
It is all getting a bit complicated, but you could consider that the last day in learning is when the apprenticeship agreement ends where it includes learning in the workplace for the SBK elements and the same would apply to the start with the new employer.