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  • sambern
    Spectator

    With Cyber Essentials Plus requirement for 21/22 do you know if that means by the August 1st 2021 we should have Cyber Essentials Plus in place or we should be working to it and have achieved it by July 31st 2022. Just working out how to organise our renewals for this year.

     
    in reply to: Cyber Essentials Accreditation for the 20/21 funding year. #473574

    sambern
    Spectator

    Seems to be working for me this morning. Thanks!

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service – Apprentice requests #470755

    sambern
    Spectator

    Thank you for the update. I’ve tried every major browser, the same behaviour in Edge and Firefox. It’s likely that Chrome is just the most used among the Apprenticeship Service.

    Have tried clearing cache, and running in Incognito mode.

    The issue happens when visiting the site directly or through an emailed link (which are rarely sent these days due to other issues)

    Biggest issues happens on Apprenticeship Requests and Manage Apprentices then url forwards to

    https://logon.fasst.org.uk/Login/samlIdp?SAMLRequest=(deleted for privacy)

    https://approvals.providers.apprenticeships.education.gov.uk/signin-wsfed

    Then

    This page isn’t working If the problem continues, contact the site owner.
    HTTP ERROR 400

    Similar messages in other browsers.

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service – Apprentice requests #470540

    sambern
    Spectator

    I’m glad there isn’t a really important deadline on Thursday which has been made difficult by half of our employers going through incredibly turbulent times during which the main message promoted by the Apprenticeship Service was to pause everyone.

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service – Apprentice requests #470410

    sambern
    Spectator

    Might need everyone to report it in. As I was told that there aren’t currently issues with the Apprenticeship Service. They seem to think it’s something specific to be locally.

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service – Apprentice requests #470221

    sambern
    Spectator

    With us, it seems to be intermittent. We’ll have a good few minutes then it’ll stop working again. I think too many people are using the site and it’s falling over. Seems to be something to do with how they’re handling who’s signed in to the site as it often redirects to the single sign on url before it falls over.

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service – Apprentice requests #470215

    sambern
    Spectator

    We keep getting the message

    This page isn’t working If the problem continues, contact the site owner.
    HTTP ERROR 400

    I called up the Apprenticeship Service and they told me to to contact the service desk. The phone number on the service desk disconnects after you get through all the menu options. I’ve emailed it to them to see if they can explain what’s happening.

    Doing a lot of updates due to Furlough related issues hard to know what changes we’re making are getting through.

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service – Apprentice requests #470189

    sambern
    Spectator

    We’re having this issue, any updates would be appreciated.

     
    in reply to: Apprenticeship Service: Completed Status #448663

    sambern
    Spectator

    Yes we’re the same, all the reports are timing out. But the agreement ID hasn’t worked for a month or so.

     
    in reply to: Organisations & Agreements Report #447919

    sambern
    Spectator

    We’re getting the same, I assumed it’s because Agreement ID’s are being removed from the ILR in August.

     
    in reply to: Organisations & Agreements Report #447866

    sambern
    Spectator

    I’ve been looking for this as well. I think it was mentioned in an AELP webinar, however I haven’t seen anything from the ESFA.

     
    in reply to: FS upskilling during covid-19 restrictions #438472

    sambern
    Spectator

    Yes we received the letter on Friday. A real relief!

     
    in reply to: Learner Satisfaction Survey #436820

    sambern
    Spectator

    I agree, however if it’s not completed we’ll receive a threatening letter which will possibly result in us being struck off.

    At the moment I’m still pushing tutors to make sure this gets completed with the learners as it continues to be live.

     
    in reply to: Learner Satisfaction Survey #435959

    sambern
    Spectator

    A learner can change their employer since the funding rules update earlier in the year. However there can only be a break of less then 30 days between the two employments. So if they leave their employer and it takes them 31 days to find their new job they wouldn’t be able to start a new apprenticeship as there is a minimum 12 month length of an apprenticeship and their previous training would mean they’d be able to complete the new apprenticeship in six months.

     

    sambern
    Spectator

    Is anyone still having an issue with this? We’re still triggering an error if this isn’t returned for restarts from a suspended learner.

     
    in reply to: restart planned hours #425788

    sambern
    Spectator

    At least its not just us. We raised it with the Apprenticeship Service and they asked us to send out some notes to all of our employers, which we’ve done. But the employers don’t know what to make of the notes and have shuffled it pretty low down their priorities. These are what the AS have asked for.

    Browser Type:
    Browser Version:
    Operating System:
    Site URL:
    Time of error:
    All internet history cleared (cache, cookies, etc): (yes/no)
    Are other users on the same account experiencing this issue:
    Screenshot attached: (yes/no?)

     
    in reply to: No notifications from the Apprenticeship Service #422522

    sambern
    Spectator

    Has there been an announcement about what we should do regarding new starts. We have some learners that we’re inducting and we’re unable to check their prior attainment on the LRS. Should we pause their induction until this is resolved?

    We do get them to declare their prior attainment, however sometimes this disagrees with what has been listed on the LRS.

     
    in reply to: Learner Record Service #422265

    sambern
    Spectator

    Amazing!

    Really useful to see what the plans are. @steveh how did you find this? It didn’t appear in any of the weekly updates did it?

     

    sambern
    Spectator

    It was mentioned in July 2019 that data for standard completions would be considered up to October 2019. Is this still the case?

    6. Information: developing a new transparency table for apprenticeship standards qualification achievement rates (QARs)
    During the transition period to apprenticeship standards, where new relationships between training providers and end point assessment organisations are being built and consolidated, we recognise that some apprentices are unable to complete their apprenticeship standard at the time it was initially recorded on the ILR.

    Where apprentices are planned to complete between May and July 2019, and will not be able to complete until after July 2019, this will impact on provider Qualification achievement rates (QARs).

    To account for these delays, we will publish a new transparency table in March 2020. This builds upon the apprenticeship standards explanatory paper we published alongside the official National Achievement Rate tables (NARTs) last year, giving the sector more information about standards as the programme develops.

    The official QAR will be published through the National Achievement Rate tables in March 2020, and the new table will be published alongside NARTs transparency tables at the same time.

    We will provide more information about this new table in due course, however it will contain as a minimum:

    the key figures from the QAR calculations (the volumes of leavers, achievers and the QAR)
    the apprentices who were excluded from this year’s QAR because of delays, meaning that they did not achieve or withdraw by their planned end date
    a subset of the apprentices above who subsequently achieved between August to October 2019
    a new unofficial QAR that includes the late achievements above
    We are developing how we use this data, and will provide more information in due course, covering:

    working with Ofsted to ensure that they understand what we have done and why, so that they use the data appropriately in their inspection planning and judgements.
    recognising this data in our approach to applying minimum standards
    reviewing what we provide in Find Apprenticeship Training

     
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by  sambern.

    sambern
    Spectator

    Yes that’s a new exemption announced 1st November

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/845289/Apprenticeship_standards_English_and_maths_list.ods

    However it can be backdated to all continuing Apprenticeships.

     
    in reply to: Maths & English Exemptions – OCR #419735

    sambern
    Spectator

    No I haven’t been able to chase it with them as been busy on other things. I’ll give them a nudge, if you hear anything I’d appreciate it.

     
    in reply to: PDSAT and new FIS #413152

    sambern
    Spectator

    Oh sorry FIS isn’t speaking to SQL. When I choose the SQL export settings in FIS and run the export the process crashes.

    I’ll send the error in to the service desk and see what they say. It must be something that I haven’t got setup as it’s working for you.

     
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  sambern.
    in reply to: PDSAT and new FIS #410691

    sambern
    Spectator

    That’s the part that is crashing for me. I’m getting a please contact support desk, using those same settings. Software completely locks and has to be exited.

    Interesting that it’s working for you, I wonder if it’s related to the version of SQL?

     
    in reply to: PDSAT and new FIS #410659

    sambern
    Spectator

    Thanks Martin, did you have to add anything in the new FIS regarding the SQL export?

     
    in reply to: PDSAT and new FIS #410646

    sambern
    Spectator

    Does anyone know where this was announced by the ESFA? I can’t see it in the updates for FE from the last few weeks?

     
    in reply to: FS exemptions #410481
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