darrenvidler

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  • darrenvidler
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    Hi LC,

    There are loads of systems out there that can support with this – some of the newer, online only, ones are Bud and Aptem but more “traditional” systems like e-track (from Tribal) can be used to build online forms.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Remote Enrolments – coronavirus? #434486

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Joanna,

    There are videos on YouTube, issued by the ESFA, which you can grab screenshots from – search esfagovuk on YouTube and you’ll find the page.

    Hopefully that will help,

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Screen Shots for small employers registering for AS? #434482

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Steve, glad it’s not just me.

    Hopefully access will be granted at some point today!

    Darren

     
    in reply to: DfE sign in – site not working? #431118

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Martin.

    From an ESFA co-investment or digital account perspective, would it then be a case of using the Earnings Adjustment Statement to notify the ESFA of any confirmed overclaim?

    Thanks.

     
    in reply to: Recording refunds to employers post-R14 #429815

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Martin, that’s helpful and fits with what we were thinking. First time we’ve come across this particular scenario so always worth checking.

    Appreciated.

     
    in reply to: Employer merger/takeover #428953

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks @martin, would you imagine that applies even where the original employer ceases to exist?

    Darren

     
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    in reply to: Employer merger/takeover #428884

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    All,

    Note the below received from the ESFA a few minutes ago – it appears they’ve now introduced logic to grey out the button if you don’t need to submit the mid-year (even though we’ve been required to do so in all previous submissions):

    Good afternoon
    You do not need to make a declaration for your mid-year funding claim and are not on the ESFA list of those provider expected to do so. The ‘Review claim’ button will be greyed out when you login to Funding claim submissions.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Mid Year Claim Form 1920 #427515

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    @annie, have you had a response to your ticket with the Help Desk?

    We’ve still got the same problem (logged but not yet had a reply).

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Mid Year Claim Form 1920 #427511

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Jane,

    It depends whether you are looking to use them as exemptions from the Functional Skills element of the apprenticeship or not. If you are then NARIC will be required.

    The ESFA’s guidance on acceptable qualifications and evidence types is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/860638/Apprenticeship_standards_English_and_maths_list_FINAL.ods

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Qualification Equivalence #427449

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Just another way to make it more difficult for everyone.

    I agree it will make it easier for the Agency to update requirements but surely this far more time consuming for all other stakeholders?!

     
    in reply to: ILR spec 2020/21 published this morning #425580

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi T,

    The ILR 2019 App Leaver Info tab covers any activity between 1st August 2019 to 31st July 2020 so it’ll cover you until the start of the next funding year.

    Hope that helps!

    Darren

     
    in reply to: ILR 2020 App Leaver Info Tab #425501

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi T,

    No, you’d use the ILR 2019 App Leaver Info tab. 2020/21 will be covered by an ILR 2020 App Leaver Info tab.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: ILR 2020 App Leaver Info Tab #425497

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Doesn’t appear to be one – hopefully they can rectify that one quickly!

     
    in reply to: ILR spec 2020/21 published this morning #425495

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Something that would really help is if they stopped merging random fields every few rows which stop you filtering properly… why?!

    The quicker they get these out of excel and into an online system again the better.

    We’re also missing FRM12 which i can see is affecting a few people above.

     
    in reply to: FRM Reports #416580

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Mark,

    The ESFA released follow up guidance to confirm this wasn’t accurate and a learner’s actual working hours should be used to calculate OTJ. So if someone works 37 hours you’d use 37 in your calculation.

    30 is the cut off for being considered full-time.

    Hope this helps.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: The 30 hour cap to contracted hours #416315

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Mel,

    We leave it as the original value on the basis the next provider would report their highest qualification following departure from ourselves.

    So, if a learner comes to us with a highest qualification at level 2 we’d record them as such. If they then do level 3 and level 4 apprenticeships before moving to another provider we’d leave them as level 2 on our system and expect the new provider to record level 4.

    Hope that helps.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship progression prior attainment #412559

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Darren,

    Thanks – the name rings a bell, i think you audited us a few years ago.

    Appreciate the input, thank you.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Internal Audit #412527

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Jo,

    The new guidance can be located at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/761035/Apprenticeship_standards_English_and_maths_list.ods

    I believe adult literacy and adult numeracy have been added with effect from the 1st of November but are able to be applied retrospectively.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: Adult Numeracy Level 2 Query #411194

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Hi Smoss,

    You (and your employers) will need to set up accounts for the Apprenticeship Service in order to access the funding under this change. Learners will need to be recorded in your monthly data submission and have a matching record on the Apprenticeship Service.

    Darren

     
    in reply to: SME Funds #410339

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Sue,

    Yes, all makes perfect sense and is very similar to the approach we’re taking. We’ll have another go and see if we can get it to work.

    Thanks again,

    Darren

     

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    @jennifer donnellan – ours are now on the Hub too.

     
    in reply to: ESFA Hub – Error #407196

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    Thanks Darren/Julie.

    Given the lack of communication from the ESFA on the R14 issue specifically I suspect the deadline was the deadline (except for those few files that were accepted post-6pm).

    Thanks,

    Darren

     
    in reply to: ESFA Hub – Error #407137

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    @julie

    Do you have a link?

     
    in reply to: ESFA Hub – Error #407108

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    If anyone remembers back to the launch of the Hub there were similar issues in the first year of that system. Also, last year there was an extension due to system issues.

     
    in reply to: ESFA Hub – Error #406981

    darrenvidler
    Participant

    We were asked why we were trying to submit on the deadline day

     
    in reply to: ESFA Hub – Error #406979
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