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Ours went from just over 30 to over 500 this month. Again, similar issues with split rows and an inability to filter properly.
I’m hoping to see an update on this sometime soon. We’re now 3 months from the end of the current funding year with no visibility of even a draft of next year’s rules.
We’ve found it best to deal with the EPAOs directly on this question. The key is to ensure that the apprentice is recorded as funding model 99 on the ILR so that the ESFA have visibility.
There is guidance for EPAOs available: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718708/Guide_for_End-point_Assessment_Organisations_who_need_to_make_offline_requests_for_apprenticeship_certificates.pdf
Maybe worth a read.
DarrenApril 10, 2019 at 5:13 pm in reply to: Certification of privately funded standards apprenticeships #363216
It is the apps indicative earnings report for FM36.
1. We have a company who pay a small amount of levy that will cover 1 apprentice but they would like to take on 2 , will they pay 10% or 5% as everything we are reading is saying just SME’s (5% reduction) It depends on when the apprentice started. If they started pre-1st April then the employer contribution would be 10%.
2. If SME starts apprentice pre 1st April 2019 and in the prior financial year paid 10% co-investment contribution on a 4 year apprenticeship for the remaining 3 years will this be reduced to 5% ? no, it would remain at 10%
You wouldn’t be adding people to the digital account with a value of zero – as you say, 20% of the funding is outstanding until the apprentice achieves so i would have thought that the digital account would need to reflect 20% of the overall apprenticeship price.April 9, 2019 at 12:43 pm in reply to: Apprentice funded by levy changes employer after predicted end #362934
One additional issue is now having a lack of confidence that the rest of the document is right – as they haven’t released a change list with the document i ASSUME that they have only updated paragraph 69 but i’m going to have to do a line by line comparison to be absolutely sure nothing else has been snuck in…
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Thanks Ruth, good idea.January 24, 2019 at 3:24 pm in reply to: Apprenticeship service new functionality: Provider permissions #338326
I’d recommend both Solvendis and KPMG having worked with both.
DarrenJanuary 24, 2019 at 3:22 pm in reply to: External audit of processes for subcontracting purposes #338324
Are you able to confirm this is now live? Also, is there a video being created in line with the ones currently available on Youtube? We’ve had queries from employers on how this functionality will work and it is difficult to describe without having seen it (as a provider).
DarrenJanuary 23, 2019 at 11:25 am in reply to: Apprenticeship service new functionality: Provider permissions #337372
Has anyone seen confirmation form the Agency in relation to this?
No, afraid not. We logged with the service desk yesterday as well.
Also experienced this – no identifiable differences between the digital account and our ILR data.
As long as it isn’t R14 you can, in theory, submit the following month.
The employer can amend the stop date but only to an earlier date than the one they have entered. If the date needs to be moved to a later date they will need to contact the manage apprentices helpdesk.
We submitted ours at approximately 7pm yesterday evening and it processed 30 minutes ago…
Answered my question but then it was slightly different to the above. I agree with others that this guidance has come late and, even with the guidance in the provider support manual, remains open to interpretation.
Given recent changes to data that have introduced other DLOCKS we weren’t expecting I think earlier comms from the agency would have been welcomed by the sector.
R14 is always a good challenge but any more variables and my greying hair is likely to start falling out…October 17, 2018 at 2:07 pm in reply to: Apprenticeship DLOCK_07 price mismatch – resolve before R14 hard close #297851
Yes, I’d reviewed the guidance – I guess my query is more whether the certificate can be counted as an iGCSE or not. I can’t find any guidance either way as Cambridge International appear to have changed the naming convention for their qualifications.
DarrenSeptember 18, 2018 at 11:31 am in reply to: Cambridge International Level 1/2 Certificate in First Language English #288154
I took part in one of the research sessions with the ESFA last week – there were a couple of different options but, at present, not one to download the data and make it reportable. The proposed solutions do look like they will be of use and the key thing is that we won’t need to go into every learner individually to gather the information, they’re looking at a separate screen with a complete list.
Digital signatures can be used however i would advise obtaining approval from your ESFA relationship manager (if you have one). As the rules tend to be a bit “grey” on digital solutions we look to get most things approved to ensure minimal risk when we are inspected.
We asked the same question and the helpdesk confirmed it was a valid exemption despite not being listed on the addendum shared last year. We’ve now been advised the confirmation was incorrect – we’ve escalated to the policy team through our EPA organisation and are awaiting a final decision.
We use echosign through Adobe.
We ask for a passport/birth certificate and NI number. If the birth certificate is provided we will ask for a supporting photographic document such as a driving license.
I attended a webinar on this yesterday which suggested the following:
– funds are gifted for a specific cohort therefore a standard will have to be applied
– providers will liaise with the employer who receives the funds, not the gifting employer
– employer providers cannot send funds to an employer and then do the delivery too
– incentives will be payable to the receiving employer, not the gifting employer
– funds transferred to another employer will not be returned if the cohort doesn’t complete, they will go into the apprenticeships funding pot
– a receiving employer cannot transfer those funds to another employer
– employers cannot send and receive funds at the same time
Updated ESFA guidance is expected by the end of March. Hope this is of some use.