Karen Simmons

Management Information Manager for Kent County Council Community Learning and Skills

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ASF 24/25 Earnings Threshold

Dear all,Re the new £25,000 "earnings" threshold in the 2024/25 Adult Skills Fund guidance released early this week.I logged a call with the ESFA helpdesk regarding a number of clarification questi...

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2024/2025 changes - Destination and Progression removed

Hi, Just reviewing the summary of changes for the 24/25 ILR that's just been released and the Destination and Progression entity has been removed.  There is a new Tailored learning outcome field th...

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Karen Simmons commented,

Thank you Faith Tombs, downloaded the new version an...

Thank you Faith Tombs, downloaded the new version and its fixed the issue.

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Faith Tombs is there a known issue with the FE staff...

Faith Tombs is there a known issue with the FE staff data desktop application regarding the employment end date?All my active staff are showing with an error CF_EmploymentEndDate_01 because there i...

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Dear Henry Wish Thank you for the PDSAT information...

Dear Henry Wish Thank you for the PDSAT information. Please can you confirm the best contact number and email address to raise a complaint about the PDSAT application?We find it incredibly difficul...

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FYI for future reference, the ESFA have finally resp...

FYI for future reference, the ESFA have finally responded to my query and have confirmed that we should select the level of the qualification if it is for something not specifically listed under th...

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FE workforce - Highest teaching qualification

Hi, can I check others understanding of the options listed in the Data Collection support manual under 13.17.  Are these just examples of qualifications staff could hold under a particular level or...

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Karen Simmons commented,

Thank you Phil Dawe, that's what I thought but wante...

Thank you Phil Dawe, that's what I thought but wanted to check with others in case I was being unfair.  I asked the ESFA to confirm but their response was 'we provide the guidance, it is up to the ...

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Karen Simmons commented,

Thanks Martin West, I think my problem is that a 6 m...

Thanks Martin West, I think my problem is that a 6 month leave to enter stamp in a passport doesn't confirm to me that the learner is here legally under one of these schemes.

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Ukraine scheme eligibility evidence

Hi, when checking if a learner is eligible for ESFA funding without the 3 year ordinary residence requirement under one of the Ukraine immigration schemes, can we accept their passport which just s...