Steve Hewitt

MIS and Funding specialist with over 20 years of experience! Remembers submitting funding returns on floppy disks through the post...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

Particularly given this sounds like an increase, it ...

Particularly given this sounds like an increase, it would be fine, you'd just record the actual at the end and it will be higher than planned and all is good. If it's a refinement that *reduces* th...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

Well, for the time being, we don't tell the ILR abou...

Well, for the time being, we don't tell the ILR about hours at aim level*, only learner level, so it can't know there's no hours for a given aim in Y2! HOWEVER, the thing with start date and planne...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

Hmmm, they must have some sort of status? If they'r...

Hmmm, they must have some sort of status? If they're 18, there are all of the 16-18 exceptions in P303 (23/24 Rules) on top of the usual rules which might give you a little more flexibility.

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Steve Hewitt commented,

Wouldn't finishing them on the 2nd August mean that...

Wouldn't finishing them on the 2nd August mean that the ILR is then expecting 42 days attendance for the following year though? This depends on many many factors!!! ;) Assuming these are Study Pr...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

From a QAR point of view, you'd get away with them f...

From a QAR point of view, you'd get away with them finishing 2 August, funding rules don't apply to that calculation. You could even (wouldn't recommend it) leave them as 2&8 in the first year then...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

Hi Sarah There's nothing specific for R10 vs the ot...

Hi Sarah There's nothing specific for R10 vs the other returns, same as you'd always do. The QAR data that is produced post-R10 is for us to check things, NOT for ESFA to look at and, in general, i...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

You *definitely* need to report them as withdrawn in...

You *definitely* need to report them as withdrawn in this year's ILR if they were on a break at R14. Otherwise it will play havoc with your QAR. Student Record Systems (particularly those with an a...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

Dear me... At this point, anything kosher done in th...

Dear me... At this point, anything kosher done in the last ~10 years in England, Wales or Northern Ireland *should* be on their PLR because, even if the provider isn't publicly funded, the Awarding...

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Steve Hewitt commented,

No, just make the 6 (break) into a 3 (w/d) on their ...

No, just make the 6 (break) into a 3 (w/d) on their old aims.

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Steve Hewitt commented,

That's what I like to see, someone doing a proper se...

That's what I like to see, someone doing a proper search ;) Had entirely forgotten about this, but here's a provider still offering it: https://www.study365.co.uk/course/certificate-in-english-spea...