I have a potential new starter who will be working 18.5 hours a week, how do I calculate how long to extend the course for which is currently 12 months? I have found a formula in the funding rules but it refers to those working 30 hours? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P39.3 Where part-time working is agreed, you must:
P39.3.1 record the agreed average number of hours each week;
P39.3.2 evidence why this working pattern is in place; and
P39.3.3 extend the minimum duration using the following formula:
i. 12 x 30/average weekly hours = new minimum duration in months;
so 12 x 30/18.5 = 19.45 months minimum duration, so I’d make it 20.