darrenvidler

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  • darrenvidler
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    Hi Ben,

    We’re the same – its been on and off all day, our record is over 40 minutes for a file to be submitted and produce an error.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: R14 Uploads – SLD System stuck #406879

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    @Apprenticeship Service Management – manage your apprentices is offline again. We had these same issues when the Hub was introduced a few years ago. Has the additional capacity been implemented yet?

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service Errors #406813

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Employers are responsible for retaining copies of identification documents under right to work checks, not training organisations.

    It doesn’t state anywhere in the rules, as far as i am aware, that you have to be able to provide copies of ID documents. The only time you are obliged to hold physical evidence is when the individual is applying for a renewal of an expired permission to stay.

     
    in reply to: P63.9 Have the right to work in England #403613

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Kevin,

    Passport and NI number are the preference with a backup being the birth certificate alongside written confirmation that the apprentice meets the residency requirements.

    As i say, our audit was 2016 but the fundamentals of eligibility haven’t changed since then.

     
    in reply to: P63.9 Have the right to work in England #403517

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi 18illy,

    You shouldn’t need to – if the apprentice is being funded through the digital account then there wouldn’t be payments to record.

    The only instance i can see where this wouldn’t be the case is if the employer runs out of levy funds and you need to charge them 10% or 5% contribution – if that happens you’d need to record the payment.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Financial record payment #403513

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Kevin,

    Our approach (audited in 2016) is to record details of the following:
    – confirmation apprentice meets 3 year residency requirements
    – confirmation of ID (type, number and expiry date) and NI number
    – home address

    Additionally, the fact they are employed from day one gives assurances on right to work.

    Hope that’s useful,

    Darren

     
    in reply to: P63.9 Have the right to work in England #403511

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Ruth – i suspected that was the case, as with many things! It’s one of those situations where we have made every attempt to obtain the co-investment but now have nowhere to go.

    Those are the same bits of the rules i’d referred to and, like you, i left them without being clear on whether this would result in an automatic clawback.

    Appreciated.

     

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Martin,

    We’re okay with that aspect, the issue i currently have is the employer co-investment is showing as outstanding on the period end reports and, without them being in a position to pay, the only option i currently see is that we won’t be entitled to payment for the time the apprentice was on programme as the 10% contribution from the employer is missing.

     

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Still no update and now very overdue…

     
    in reply to: FRM R13 #403152

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Ah, fair point. I can’t say I’ve tried it myself so good to know.

     
    in reply to: Cannot resolve Planned End date change #399308

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Ben,

    Not the full apprenticeship, no. The guidance suggests stopping the aim at 1st August and adding a new aim for the same learning aim with a start date of the 1st of August – it then details that, for apprenticeships, a start date of 2nd August for the new aim would be acceptable.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Cannot resolve Planned End date change #399300

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    For apprenticeships my understanding is that you can set the start date of the new aim to 2nd August and code it as a restart.

     
    in reply to: Cannot resolve Planned End date change #399282

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    • Is this a change you think would benefit the further education sector?
    No – we are currently challenged on planned OTJ hours vs actual OTJ hours in the event of an agency audit which makes sense. The delivery of OTJ hours can be spread throughout a programme or be in bulk so reporting on a monthly basis doesn’t necessarily give the agency any real confidence that the required hours are actually being delivered. The value of this field is, therefore, minimal.
    • Do you currently have mechanisms in place to collect actual hours spent on off the job training? If not, what changes would you need to make to provide this data regularly and would this be a significant cost?
    Yes – we have systems in place to log planned and actual OTJ hours but this isn’t easily pulled onto the ILR and would likely require significant manual effort.
    • How confident would you be the accuracy of the data and why?
    It is as accurate as the individual entering the value allows it to be. There will always be human error as long as the values are collated manually.

     

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Yes, the whole site seems to be down this time…

     
    in reply to: Login to Skillsfunding.service #399105

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Mel,

    Agree with Ruth’s logic – that’s certainly how we use the field.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Small Employer Indicator #389741

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Is anyone else receiving errors when trying to add to/edit cohorts again today? We’re seeing a “page not found” error which is different to the last time the system wasn’t working.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service Error #389292

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Martin, appreciated.

     
    in reply to: Recording a learner with an unknown EPA / EPA price #388010

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Martin,

    Would we still expect to see a DLOCK in this instance? I believe the appropriate one is DLOCK07 (mismatch in total price)?

    Appreciate the quick response,

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Recording a learner with an unknown EPA / EPA price #387996

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Seems to be working again this morning…

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service Error #385935

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Richard,

    Also erroring for us now despite having been fixed previously. I’ve logged it with them as well.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service Error #385481

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi nallen,

    The start date of an apprenticeship is the first day of evidenced learning on the apprenticeship.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship ILR start date #385183

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Joanne,

    I raised this issue with the agency a few weeks ago. They advised that they were aware of an issue on their side and were hoping to have it resolved prior to the new error being introduced – clearly that hasn’t happened.

    May be worth raising with them directly.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: EPA OrgID 01 Error for Completed Learners #384083

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Could you remove the EPA / TNP2 records from your ILR data until such time as an EPA organisation is approved?

     
    in reply to: No EPA For Standard #383589

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    SCOTTIA,

    We’ve currently got a query in with C&G to see if they will consider releasing a formal report in line with other EPAOs rather than just the one liner on the candidate’s transcript.

    A waiting game unfortunately but i don’t see a reason for the current C&G evidence being rejected at audit.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Audit requirement for a Standard achievement #383587

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Ah, i see.

    I had a quick look on the page for this particular standard and it refers to both the ARB and RIBA. Unfortunately i can’t see anything further telling you which body you need to be approved by. I’ve included the link to the standard below:

    https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/architect-degree/

     
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