Can anyone advise, during the 10 weeks when the Apprentice is writing their consultative project, are we as the Training Provider still able to support or once Gateway is activated, is this deemed as end of learning
The 18/19 funding rules P74 ‘Learning support can be claimed up to the learning actual end-date but only if it is required for this period’
The ILR specifications indicate that this is the date the EPA is completed:
For programme aims, the Learning actual end date of the whole programme must be recorded in this field. For apprenticeship standards with a Completion status of ‘complete’ (code 2), the Learning actual end date for the programme aim is the date that the learner completed all the learning activities for the apprenticeship. This includes both the training and end point assessment activities.
I expect the wording in the funding rules will change for 2019-20 to reflect the field to be used to record the end of the EPA period (Achievement date) but I would not expect the intent to provide support up to completion to change.
I suspect they will find a way around this validation rule just like they do in the current PSM guidance.
322. For Apprenticeship Standards under Funding Model 36 the LSF FAM type can also be recorded against English/maths component aims. This is only the case where the English/maths component aim continues after the programme aim is closed, and the learner still requires learning support. This FAM type must only be recorded against one aim at any point in time.