I note that in the Apprenticeship funding in England guide (Aug. 18 onwards) that care leavers will receive a bursary of £1000.00. Cross referencing with ILR spec I cannot see how we report this, there does not appear to be a FAM code. I am assuming this would be how we report it to enable ESFA to allocate funds OR will we receive a separate Bursary allocation especially for this cohort which we will administer locally ?
Guide states – Support for care leavers
Care leavers can experience extra barriers when making the transition to the world of work and we want apprenticeships to help them overcome those. These barriers can include particular financial hardship and living independently at a young age.
We are introducing a £1,000 bursary payment to support care leavers aged 16-24 starting an apprenticeship.
This bursary will help to meet the costs they incur as they transition into work and support them in the first year of their apprenticeship, when wages can be lower for some apprentices. We will pay this once to each care leaver in the eligible age range starting an apprenticeship, via their training provider.
It will be in one of the Appendices
Learning Delivery FAM Code – LDM – Learning delivery monitoring codes
The 2018/19 version has not been issued yet but the code is in this year:
362 Apprentice care leavers This code should be used to identify apprentices who do not wish their employer to be informed that they are a care leaver. Y 01/08/2018
363 Learners in receipt of low wages This code is used to fully fund eligible co-funded learners who earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary. This is based on the Social Mobility Commission’s low pay threshold of £8.07 (hourly rate in 2016) and on the assumption of a 37.5 hour contract with paid statutory holiday entitlement. 01/08/2018
Thanks for the clarification.
So, it is EEF4 for generating the incentive and bursary payments for a 19-24 a care leaver and LDM 362 for apprentices who do not wish their employer to be informed that they are a care leaver.
2018-19 funding rules would be a help, any news on when?