Wondering if anyone can help I am looking for some guidance on at what point you should withdraw learners from community learning and adult skills courses.
I understand learners need to complete GLH just wondering if anyone has a set process say for example learners miss 3 sessions or are repeatedly late and have no chance of making hours up. Do people do this throughout the course or amend learners following submission of documents from subcontracted training providers?
The ESFA and Auditors would expect you to have a policy to cover this, for funding purposes a learner should be withdrawn (or a BIL used where there is an intention to return) where they have not attended for 4 weeks.
It would be normal practice to include poor attendance in the policy and that the learner could be withdrawn once it has been identified that learning could not be completed or achieved, it is better to avoid stipulated criteria such as missed a number of sessions as individual learner circumstances such as illness, motivation or general attendance may be different.
You would require that all subcontractors use and apply the same policy for your learners.