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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24/25 draft rules

Apprenticeship funding rules - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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Extending PED by more than the BIL duration

We've had a spate of BIL returners, so this question has become quite the topic of conversation again. I feel like there's always been a bit of wiggle room (P229 in 23/24) because the rule says thi...

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LSF/EAS on the ILR

Hypothetical scenario that I'm looking for some perspectives on.  Apprentice is on a 12 month programme and is due to receive some learning support as a result of LLDD, all fully assessed and plann...

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Care leaver hypothetical

If we have a 22-year-old care leaver, who has supplied us with all the evidence we need, would recording the EEF4 code generate both the £1000 care leaver bursary payment that we receive and pass o...

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Planned hours on the apprenticeship agreement

I've been speaking to another provider who has a difference of opinion on what goes in the "Planned amount of off-the-job training (hours)" field on the Apprenticeship Agreement.. so wanted to see ...

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Change of employer RPL details on DAS

Just as a sense check.. what are people recording in the 'Provide recognition of prior learning (RPL) details' on DAS when they're processing an employer change?  Example: The original price for e...

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Applying the TNP reduction

If RPL shows a need for a price reduction, are people applying the reduction to the combined training and assessment cost (TNP1 + TNP2) or just the training cost (TNP1)?  P25.5 covers reducing the ...

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Apprenticeship service update

In the update this week they've said they're making changes to the Apprenticeship Service to include a function for recording RPL.. but this presents us with a bit of an issue. The update states; ...

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LSF/EAS query

The EAS guide suggests that; 57. When you can claim enough learning support funding through the ILR, you should not use the EAS. We expect you to use the EAS only when there is no alternative meth...