The only concession we would make is if it were a less than 50 employer and they had a ‘group’ to start at the same time (I might suggest staggered starts to help though, if contract allocation were tight)
We are also asking for money up front and this seems to be the preference for our employers. Can I ask what people are doing if a learner leaves. Do you have a policy on returning contributions for an early leaver? I would be interested to see what people are doing in this case.
As discussed, the full amount of co-investment for the apprenticeship duration can be paid in advance annually and will need to recorded as a PMR 1 with the full amount and the date in which it was received into your bank account. This will satisfy the requirements for co-investment.