The ESFA has temporarily suspended the funding rule that states the apprentice must have the approved level of FSQs in English and maths before the gateway.

The recently updated document sets out further guidance for end-point assessment and functional skills requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak.

PAL can confirm that training providers will be expected to provide prompt confirmation of the apprentice’s Functional Skills results to end-point assessment organisations once these have been awarded and that, although the apprentice can complete EPA without these, the Apprenticeship certificate itself cannot be applied for until they are received.

If you have any questions about how the guidance works in practice, please get in touch:

0800 1601899