Hmm… Ok for learning support but not if it is this:
219. Learning support must not be used to deal with everyday difficulties that are not directly associated with a learner’s learning on their programme.
We don’t currently class any counselling as Learning Support, but we’ve definitely thought about it. I think if a lack of counselling would mean that they were unable to learn effectively, you should be able to argue it on an individual basis.
The ESFA have just issued the following guidance for next year, if you need clarification for this year you should contact the service desk.
Additional payments for apprentices who require learning support
Our research found that some providers do not clearly understand when they can claim additional learning support. Providers might not be claiming for individuals who would benefit from support, and therefore may be reducing their chances of successfully completing the apprenticeship. We are therefore updating the funding rules to provide greater clarity on eligibility and the support available.