Ben James

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Active learning change in 24/25 rules, version 1

A not insignificant and incredibly welcome change! Reviewing the minimum requirement for active learning. To support more flexible approaches to the delivery of training, we have changed the activ...

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Ben James commented,

If it was ambiguous I'd care less, but it's the fact...

If it was ambiguous I'd care less, but it's the fact it specifically asks you to enter the 'planned training end date'

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Ben James commented,

Faye Hollingdale You'll find it (if you have any) i...

Faye Hollingdale You'll find it (if you have any) in View your data > Data quality assurance > Post-16 monitoring reports dashboard 

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Ben James commented,

Can't see a reason why not, providing it's agreed by...

Can't see a reason why not, providing it's agreed by everyone. The guidance gives some suggested reasons why someone might take a break, but this is by no means comprehensive. If their apprenticesh...

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Ben James commented,

The ESFA stated in a webinar that whilst they would ...

The ESFA stated in a webinar that whilst they would not recommend this be common practice, technically the apprenticeship agreement can be signed after the apprentice has started, providing the sta...

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Ben James commented,

It wouldn't innately cause you any issues if they ac...

It wouldn't innately cause you any issues if they achieved after 5 months rather than 3. The Business Admin standard states (as most do) that 3 months is the typical EPA period, not that it must be...

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Ben James commented,

I haven't personally had any sign-in issues, but I h...

I haven't personally had any sign-in issues, but I have to agree that I don't think it's especially great. For instance, if the query you've raised means they've had to refer it to another team, it...

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Ben James commented,

Haha, was just opening up a copy of our XML to do th...

Haha, was just opening up a copy of our XML to do the same. Beat me to it Ruth Canham-James!

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Ben James commented,

Have you entered a TNP2? If not, that'll be your iss...

Have you entered a TNP2? If not, that'll be your issue.  

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Ben James commented,

If they're changing to a completely different appren...

If they're changing to a completely different apprenticeship standard with the same provider, then generally no, this is excluded from the overall QAR, providing you update the ILR accordingly: Pr...