The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published a new version of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2020/2021.
With Version 4, the ESFA has updated the rules to reflect that, as of 25th February 2021, eligible apprentices can start their End Point Assessment before achieving their functional skills qualifications.
This applies where the apprentice has been waiting for the opportunity to access functional skills assessments but has been prevented from doing so due to COVID-19 restrictions.
You can find a summary of the changes on the GOV.UK Apprenticeship Funding Rules page.
The extended flexibilities include the allowance for remote assessment for a wider range of standards. Over the last year, our expertise in this area as an approved EPAO has proven invaluable to our clients.
If you run apprenticeship training for any of these standards, our flexible, learner-focused service will help to make EPA easy. Talk to us about your End Point Assessment today.