When we have an example of a traineeship or work placement on the PLR, We have always get written confirmation from the source of the training as to the outcome and how many work placement hours were achieved. The majority of the time we find that the learner did not achieve or attend any hours and they closed the record as a non achieving learner with no funding attached. We then keep that for audit purposes to proof that the leaner was valid to claim on a traineeship unless they are no longer valid and then we do not process the learner further.
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As a sort of follow up question to this, one of our sub-contractors is trying to enrol a learner on to our 19+ traineeship programme who had previously completed a 16-18 traineeship. I’m firmly of the opinion that this isn’t allowed, but said I’d ask the question given that they are funded differently. I’d be really grateful for your thoughts on this.
You have to ensure that they still need training to enable them to get a job or Apprenticeship, this would be demonstrated by that they have not been able to obtain or had little employment since the previous traineeship.