Simon France

Learner Systems Manager for Oldham Council's Lifelong Learning Service. twitter.com/simonfranceed

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Simon France commented,

Wow.  I've notified the helpdesk too (I should have ...

Wow.  I've notified the helpdesk too (I should have checked here first but there's no harm in them understanding the scale of the impact).  It'll be impossible for combined authorities to send vali...

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Simon France commented,

Are your values for Employment Start Date, Current P...

Are your values for Employment Start Date, Current Position Duration and Further Education Duration all consistent for 1-3 years and 11 months? 

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Simon France commented,

Hi Steve, This page might help. Publish to the cou...

Hi Steve, This page might help. Publish to the course directory (nationalcareers.service.gov.uk)

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Simon France commented,

The intention is that you put FFI 1 if the learner i...

The intention is that you put FFI 1 if the learner is not paying anything and FFI 2 if they are paying some fees.  CL fee remission has always been left to the provider's own policy but, as Steve s...

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Simon France commented,

This is something we are just starting to look into ...

This is something we are just starting to look into given the increased access to AI.  

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Simon France commented,

Our Grant Funding Agreement states: The Council mus...

Our Grant Funding Agreement states: The Council must update the course information in relation to the courses which are funded by GMCA at  www.coursedirectoryproviderportal.org.uk in accordance wit...

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Simon France commented,

Yes, and that was the problem.  They haven't got the...

Yes, and that was the problem.  They haven't got their benefits yet.  It's starting to look like the Housing Authority or some other Council Department needs to pay us for them and then they go ont...

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Simon France commented,

Ta, Steve. I'm getting responses via my Holex group...

Ta, Steve. I'm getting responses via my Holex group that the housing authorities have been given some money for their English courses via the HO/MHCLG integration support route and are therefore of...

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Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy -Operation ...

Hi all, Operation Warm Welcome states that adults relocated from Afghanistan under the ARAP are entitled to free English courses.  However, I have not seen anything to tell us how to record these o...

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Simon France commented,

The 2021/22 Funding Rules still make reference to it...

The 2021/22 Funding Rules still make reference to it: Adult education budget (AEB) funding rules 2021 to 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)