Key Updates – Apprenticeship Funding Rules

Clarification Version of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules – Key Points to Note The ESFA recently published the clarification version of the 2021/2022 funding rules. The clarification version is effectively a first draft of next year's rules. Below is a summary of the most important changes for training providers: 1. Dialogue with the EPAO must commence at least 6 months before [...]

By |2021-07-05T11:54:32+01:00July 5th, 2021|Compliance, News|

Updated 30/06/2021 – Functional Skills EPA Flexibilities

Update - As published in the ESFA Update document from the 30/06/2021: "The temporary suspension of the requirement for level 2 apprentices to work towards and attempt level 2 Functional Skills has been extended to include level 2 apprentices with a planned end date on or before 31 December 2021. For all apprentices with a planned end date beyond 31 [...]

By |2021-06-30T15:12:18+01:00June 25th, 2021|Compliance, End Point Assessment, News|

Skills for Jobs White Paper – What does it mean for Apprenticeships?

PAL's Director of Audit and Compliance, Rupert Crossland has produced a handy summary of what the Skills for Jobs White Paper, which was published on the 21st of January 2021, means for Apprenticeships Summary of the main points: The DfE has committed to providing £2.5bn for apprenticeships in 2020/21. From August 2021, apprenticeship levy payers will be able to pledge [...]

By |2021-01-22T15:59:32+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Compliance, End Point Assessment, News|

The Importance of Funding Compliance

Successful providers must have effective funding compliance and data validation arrangements. My team are proud to be part of a service that is securing learning provision and funding to thousands of learners and their employers. An effective funding compliance regime is not only a source of financial safeguarding and assurance to training provider management, but it is also a sign [...]

By |2021-09-28T16:44:07+01:00October 22nd, 2018|Compliance, News|
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