The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have issued new guidance that makes it clear that they will not fund any training that has taken place prior to an apprentice starting an apprenticeship programme; ESFA have issued new rules that place a responsibility on training providers to identify all prior learning and to then adjust the ‘price’ of the apprenticeship by lowering the funding drawn down.
In response to the new rules, Cheynes Training has introduced a new skills scan document that now forms part of the Apprenticeship Details and Eligibility Check (ADEC) documentation that must be used for all new apprenticeship registrations from 1st August 2019.
The new Skills Scan document contains a first page that must be completed in full for every apprentice, plus a series of six separate award pages. Only the relevant page for the award the apprentice is being registered for be completed for each apprentice, these include Level 2 and Level 3 Hair and Barbering Frameworks (6008) plus Level 2 Hair and Barbering Standards (7002). The new Level 3 Standard will be also added as soon as the award is released.
An ‘adjustment guide’ also forms part of the Skills Scan, please note the adjustment guide is designed to provide only an indication of the likely impact of any prior learning, the final decision regarding adjustments in price will be taken by Cheynes Training.
to help ensure Skills Scans are completed accurately, detailed guidance notes may be accessed from the downloads section of the Assessor Zone on the Cheynes Training website.
For more information on recognition of prior learning, email