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Changes to the Apprenticeship Funding Rules

09 July 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Ette
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From 1st August, Changes to the Apprenticeship Funding Rules: With more to come before the end of the month

New Rules: A statement of expectations is required when working with subcontractors

P169 You must publish on your website a broad statement of the approach you take to subcontracting before agreeing the use of subcontractors with any employer. This should include your reason for subcontracting, all services you will provide when doing so and how you determine the associated costs.Your written agreement with each employer

P178 You must clearly describe to each employer and potential subcontractor, before each subcontracting relationship is agreed the reason for subcontracting and all services you will provide and the associated costs when doing so. This must include a list of specific costs for managing the subcontractor; specific costs for quality monitoring activities and specific costs for any other support activities offered by you to the subcontractor. All of these costs must be individually itemised and describe how each cost contributes to delivering high quality training. You must also explain how such costs are reasonable and proportionate to delivery of the subcontracted apprenticeship training.

P179 If you and an employer agree the use of delivery subcontractors, you must have an up-to-date written agreement in place with each employer that sets out the following for the delivery of their apprenticeship programme:

The 2019 to 2020 funding rules are being published later than anticipated following version 2 of the 2018 to 2019 funding rules we published in Spring.

Publishing at this time has allowed us to incorporate some new tools as well as update the rules to reflect user research. There are no major policy changes, however we have simplified some of sections of the apprenticeship funding rules with the aim of making them clearer.

The 2019 to 2020 funding rules have also been restructured for ease of understanding. This includes a restructure of the evidence pack and moving sections (e.g. recognition of prior learning and experience into the ‘What is an apprenticeship?’ section).