Can someone clear up a few things about some learners we have who are on standards and due to complete during the 19/20 funding year please? These are our first set of standard apprentices completing –
1. When would we receive the 20% completion payment from ESFA? Is this at point of putting in an actual end date for their learning (with the achievement status as ‘not yet known’), or would it be at the point of updating their achievement status once known?
2. From a QAR perspective, when is it classed as a successful outcome? Is this when the standard has been completed and the EPA entered, or is it when the aim is marked as achieved?
Thank you.October 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm #407791
52. For apprentices on apprenticeship standards who complete their learning or EPA in the 2019 to 2020 funding year or later, the completion element is earned when you record an ‘Achievement date’ in the ILR and the ‘Completion status’ is recorded using code 2 (‘The learner has completed the learning activities leading to the learning aim’). You will earn this funding for the month of the ‘Achievement date’, even if this month is different to the ‘Learning planned end date’ or the ‘Learning actual end date’ of the programme.
Outcome must be achieved for the QAROctober 25, 2019 at 4:33 pm #407795
A number of staff in my organisation are debating if you receive the outcome payment if a learner completes their learning activity, goes through Gateway and EPA, however the EPA is unsuccessful.
The revised technical funding guide does not seem to provide clarity?
Can you help please?
CarolineOctober 28, 2019 at 4:55 pm #407948
IF it is a pass or fail you will receive the completion payment, but they must have completed the EPA and not withdrawn from it.October 28, 2019 at 5:01 pm #407952
Can you clarify regarding the completion payment and if it applies to passes and fails. As you have to put an achievement date in the ILR – if the learner does not pass EPA, there would be no achievement date so how would this be completed in the ILR accurately.
Can you confirm where it states you can claim completion on non-achievers – I can’t find this anywhere.
ThanksDecember 13, 2019 at 1:08 pm #415930
The field name “Achievement Date” is a misnomer. You also fill this in if an apprentice fails and doesn’t retake the EPA. We refer to it as “Final Outcome date”. P299 in the provider funding rules explains what constitutes evidence of a Completion, and it doesn’t include evidence that they passed. The Provider Support Manual says of Achievement Date;
This field is to be used for apprenticeship standards only. For standards that started, or originally started, before 1 May 2017, this field must be recorded where an apprenticeship standard has been achieved.
For standards that started, or originally started, after 1 May 2017 and ended their end point assessment period on or after 1 August 2019, this field should be used to record the date the end of the end point assessment. This may or may not represent the achievement of the apprenticeship standard.December 13, 2019 at 1:21 pm #415936
Thanks for the reply. I have sent through to the data service too re ILR fields – would they also be recognised as successful outcomes for QAR even if they failed?December 13, 2019 at 1:34 pm #415942
The QAR works on the Outcome, which would be still be No Achievement if they failed, so they wouldn’t be successful outcomes.December 13, 2019 at 1:41 pm #415944
Great thanksDecember 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm #415956
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