Nicole Campbell

DPS2 Skills Bootcamp


Hello, i have a 19 year old who wants to enrol onto a Green skills bootcamp. 

After been added to the ILR, i received this message: 

  Adult skills or Bootcamp funded learners must be 19 or over on the first day of the teaching year. DateOfBirth_25


After searching on the validation rules i found this: If the learner is adult skills (LearningDelivery.FundModel = 35 and DD07 = N) or Skills Bootcamps funded (LearningDelivery.FundModel = 37), the learner must be 19 or over on 31 August of the current teaching year.

The learner in question turned 19 on Feb of this year, but my question is, can i use the LDM code 387 for FCFJ? 


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LDM 387 relates to 'SME Apprenticeship Brokerage Pathfinder' so wouldn't be appropriate for Bootcamps. 

As per the validation rule and the Provider Support Manual, Bootcamps are "available to all adults aged 19 or over on 31 August of the current teaching year who are full-time or part-time employed, self-employed, unemployed, and live in England". I'm not aware of any exceptions for this, so on that basis the learner wouldn't be eligible for bootcamp funding until August, i.e. the 24/25 year.

Edit: I'm guessing you meant LDM 378 'Adult Level 3 Offer'? That still wouldn't apply for a Bootcamp learner, not sure if the learner qualifies if you want to record her under FCFJ as per those rules.