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    Lovin that profile pic Spats – they look how i feel most days… 🙂

     
    in reply to: LRS #432673

    Caz
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    Would you post and let me know if the Employer can edit the stop date – as this would solve my issues too!

     
    in reply to: Employer stopped achiever on DAS #431795

    Caz
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    When i rang the DAS helpline (as a Training Provider) i was told that Employers should never STOP a learner. I questioned this, as XX years down the road we will all have 100’s of pages of learners to wade through, but was told once stopped you cant just re-start, they have to be re-entered from scratch.
    We now have DLOCK_02 errors for learners that were stopped, but luckily i checked the Month End Reports and it looks like we have been paid the outcome.
    I guess the only way to trigger receiving the outcome payment would be to change your date to match theirs, but i’m not suggesting you do this, as that would open up all sorts of other issues with compliance/audit etc.
    I seem to have DAS issues every month, its not a very user friendly system, and now were supposed to use it for all learners going forward….

     
    in reply to: Employer stopped achiever on DAS #431789

    Caz
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    Same as, letter received, 0.88%, relates to 4 learners.

    See previous post: FRM Report Trigger

     
    in reply to: Funding Rules Monitoring Letters #431255

    Caz
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    Same as, received the same ‘The ESFA are aware…’ message as well. It just muddies the waters a little more – although upon checking im pretty certain i have been paid for the learners in question.

     
    in reply to: DLOCK_02 but apprentices are Live #431035

    Caz
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    Interested on the replies to this one…..

    Who told you this? Nnever heard of a mock audit – we only ever get the real deal ones 🙁

     
    in reply to: FRM Report Trigger #430366

    Caz
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    We get a declaration in the form of what they list on their Application Form, but it falls down when actually checking it against the PLR if the PLR is wrong.

    I’m just really curious as to who updates it, i got my dates wrong in my example above – the learner was in the ILR submission as an achiever, and the certificate issued by the Awarding Body in November 2018 – surely it would be done by now??

     
    in reply to: LRS – Award Date #430022

    Caz
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    Thank You Richard – they passed me onto App Svs Helpdesk, who were very helpful, but didn’t know anything about the above!? But fingers crossed we will get paid then?!

     
    in reply to: DLOCK_02 Again….. #426363

    Caz
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    Thanks for your replies, i don’t know if i feel better or worse….?

    I had assumed (clearly wrongly) that when these errors did not appear in Apprenticeship Data Match Report within the Period End Reports that we WERE getting paid for them, and the mysterious error had been resolved, so i foolishly never thought to check.

    I suffer from this issue every month i put a new learner on the DAS/AS.

    All i have from Service desk is their standard automated reply, i assume i will need to wait for them to escalate it 🙁

     
    in reply to: DLOCK_02 Again….. #426142

    Caz
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    You are SO not the only one!

    I still struggle with the Month End Reports, let alone the Remittance!

     
    in reply to: R05 reconciliation #421991

    Caz
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    Brilliant, Thank You Martin.

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service (DAS) #420981

    Caz
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    Any update?

     
    in reply to: R04 Period End Reports #415747

    Caz
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    Yes there was a post on her yesterday/Monday saying the same, R4.

     
    in reply to: FRM Reports for 2019/20 #412959

    Caz
    Participant

    Thank You Martin! Don’t know what i would do without you! 🙂

     
    in reply to: October Inform – Version 1 19-20 ILR Funding Reports #408965

    Caz
    Participant

    Which is unacceptable…..

     
    in reply to: FRM reports 2019-2020 #407487

    Caz
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    Agreed, they are lumped in with the main remittance, and you just have to guess what Employer they refer to, because there are no reports.

     
    in reply to: Remittance #406776

    Caz
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    Don’t even go there!

    Did you see the FE Connect post yesterday ‘R02 Apprenticeships Payment Update’ – where they announced this remittance is a combo of R12, R13, R1 & R2. Real easy to work out – NOT!

    Especially with 1/2 of the Apps Per End reports missing for R13, and none at all for R1 or R2.

    We have 4 times the amount of deductions we were expecting – and now we have to stumble through treacle and try and figure out why….

     
    in reply to: Remittance #406649

    Caz
    Participant

    Hi

    We have been using PICS (Pellcomp) for years, can’t rate it highly enough. Their system support is also very good.

    I couldn’t comment on the installation/start up costs (as it was years ago), there are many bolt-on’s, but we have the basic package and it suits us fine enough.

    There is an annual Licence fee, which is around the 2k mark. I guess what you need will depend on your volume of learners.

     
    in reply to: management systems #406064

    Caz
    Participant

    I think i would like to see that literature too….

    GCSE Grade 1 is not accepted by ACE.

     
    in reply to: Functional Skills/Condition of funding query #396187

    Caz
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    I would have to check that with my Line Manager. Can you bear with me/remind me later, as I’m frantic trying to get R1 completed before my hols.

     
    in reply to: Cancelled Visits #395662

    Caz
    Participant

    H
    There will be a difference:

    R13 contains any late notifications to 18/19 data.

    R1 contains all your 19/20 R1 data (plus all the 18/19 carry in).

     
    in reply to: Difference between R013 and R01 #395596

    Caz
    Participant

    Jaci

    Prior attainment? Can you shed any more light on how you came to know this? I’m intrigued!

    Its been messing with my head for 2 months now! 🙁

     
    in reply to: Funding Summary reports – Differences #391112

    Caz
    Participant

    All charges are listed clearly in a table on the Commitment Statement, and the Employer signs each box to agree to the terms.
    We have had, and passed 2 ESFA Financial audits since using this documentation without any issues.

     
    in reply to: Cancelled Visits #389466

    Caz
    Participant

    We frequently raise invoices for cancelled visits.

    Our Commitment Statement which is signed by the Employer states they must give 24 hours notice, but in theory as long as they notify us by 8am on the day of the visit we will not charge (e.g. a staff member calling in sick is out of their hands), we always charge if our Assessor arrives at site only to be blown out.
    On the odd rare occasion we may void an invoice (if mitigating circumstances unravel) but we don’t really have any backlash.

    We also charge for failure to attend a planned test/exam date, early withdrawal from the Apprenticeship, and additional visits (if required) if the learner exceeds their Planned end Date.

    HTH

     
    in reply to: Cancelled Visits #389453

    Caz
    Participant

    We do, its in our Commitment Section, employers sign to agree this.

     
    in reply to: Cancelled Visits #389409
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