Ruth Canham-James

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

I agree Eleanor, but the DAS then should perhaps stop referring to it as "Planned End Date"! Since it doesn't make any difference anyway, I can't get that worried about it.

I agree Eleanor, but the DAS then should perhaps stop referring to it as "Planned End Date"! Since it doesn't make any difference anyway, I can't get that worried about it.

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Zaheer Patel It's mostly just this (the bit in bold is actually a table that can have multiple apprentices): We have received some government funding body (ESFA) reports that show that you have had insufficient levy funds in your Apprenticeship Service account to fund one or more of your apprentices in the past three months (or an outstanding amount prior to this). This is a common occurrence, which can happen if your PAYE amount drops below the levy threshold, or if apprenticeship payments exceed the levy money paid into your levy account. As a result, you are required to pay an employer co-investment contribution to cover the shortfall. Please see the details below. Family name Given names Course Name Employer Overall To Pay*           *The amounts above represent either 5% or 10% of the levy shortfall which the employer is required to contribute, depending on the start date of the apprenticeship. The remaining 95% or 90% is paid by ESFA. This circumstance is described in your contract and we are obliged by the ESFA to collect the co-investment amount from you. If we do not, the ESFA reserves the right to withhold [provider’s] ESFA co-investment. If you require any further advice on why you are being charged co-investment or need a detailed breakdown of the amounts, please feel free to get in touch. We do sometimes also send a monthly breakdown if they want it, which is taken from the month end reports. Mostly they just pay what we invoice without question. It is all clearly in our contract that they have to pay in this situation. You can probably scrap the 10% bit now unless you have some really long running apprenticeships.

Zaheer Patel It's mostly just this (the bit in bold is actually a table that can have multiple apprentices): We have received some government funding body (ESFA) reports that show that you have ha...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Thanks Chris Roberts 😊 That's really useful advice. I'm still not sure what to do with the aim record for a partially completed Industry Placement. Withdrawal or Fail? Does it really matter?

Thanks Chris Roberts 😊 That's really useful advice. I'm still not sure what to do with the aim record for a partially completed Industry Placement. Withdrawal or Fail? Does it really matter?

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

This web page says not. If you don't need students to be able to get HE loans, it's up to you. I'm not sure what the benefits would be with those sort of courses, and you also have to pay, and can also then be audited by OfS.  

This web page says not. If you don't need students to be able to get HE loans, it's up to you. I'm not sure what the benefits would be with those sort of courses, and you also have to pay, and can ...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

As Ben says, as long as both parties agree, it doesn't matter why. It happened to us during COVID when some businesses were too busy to allow apprentices to continue with OTJ for a period, so they put them on a break whilst they were still working.

As Ben says, as long as both parties agree, it doesn't matter why. It happened to us during COVID when some businesses were too busy to allow apprentices to continue with OTJ for a period, so they ...