Gap year applicant are eligibility for an apprenticeship?

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  • Aishe
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    Hi All,
    I have an application from a candidate that is taking a gap year – has deferred her place at University for one year. She wants to do an apprenticeship during her gap year, even though she has not formally left University. I have looked through the funding rules about the eligibility but doesn’t mention this scenario. Can anyone help me if this candidate can be eligible for an apprenticeship?

    best wishes
    A

     
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    JJP1981
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    Without consideration of potential double funding, applicability of apprenticeship to their career and other eligibility rules, at a simplistic level, aren’t you going to fall down on minimum duration rules?

    J

     
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    Aishe
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    Hi J,

    Thank you for your response.

    She will finish her apprenticeship within duration rules. Her Uni qual is not funded and she likes to complete a different qual from the one she is studying in Uni. So is there any rule to stop her from completing an apprenticeship?

    Thank you.

    A

     
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    Martin West
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    Hi Aishe,
    Confused when you say ‘she has not formally left University’ as this would imply she has started but in these circumstances it’s not called a ‘Gap year’ as studies are usually ‘suspended’ but only where the University agrees to this.

    Are you sure you have the full facts?

     
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    Aishe
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    Hi Martin,

    Thank you for your response. You are right I will get back to her and get more information in regards to her status.

    Regards,
    A

     
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