ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Planned hours: field

Updates

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Type of change:
Revision
Details of change:

The collection requirements for the Planned Hours field have been revised. The collection requirement 'T Level transition programme (Programme Type 30) has been removed.


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Revision
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Definition changed from:

For apprenticeships this field collects the Planned off-the-job training hours (as defined in the funding rules) by the training provider, sub-contracted training providers and the employer.

Changed to:

For apprenticeships this field collects the Planned off-the-job training hours (as defined in the funding rules) that will be delivered to the individual apprentice over the full apprenticeship (excluding the end-point assessment period) by the training provider, sub-contracted training providers and the employer.

To include T-levels:

For T-levels this field collects planned hours at programme aim level for qualification hours only.


Type of change:
Revision
Details of change:

Change of Reason required from:

To provide information about the quantum of off-the-job training delivered. To help demonstrate compliance with the funding rules.

Changed to:

To provide information about the quantum of off-the-job training planned for all apprentices, supporting compliance and assurance checks on the relevant funding rules.

To include T-levels:

To provide programme length planned hours for T-level programmes, to calculate lagged funding and assessment of T-level programmes funding rates.


Type of change:
Revision
Details of change:

The Notes section for Planned Hours have been updated to include T-levels.

The Collection requirements have been updated to include T-levels:

  • T-level programme (FundModel 25, ProgType 31)
  • T-level transition programme (FundModel 25, ProgType 30)

Definition

For apprenticeships this field collects the Planned off-the-job training hours (as defined in the funding rules) that will be delivered to the individual apprentice over the full apprenticeship (excluding the end-point assessment period) by the training provider, sub-contracted training providers and the employer. 

For T Levels this field collects planned hours at programme aim level for qualification hours only.

Reason required

To provide information about the quantum of off-the-job training planned for all apprentices, supporting compliance and assurance checks on the relevant funding rules.  

To provide programme length planned hours for T Level programmes, to calculate lagged funding and assessment of T Level programmes funding rates.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
PHours
Field length
4
Data type
xs:int
Minimum occurrences
0
Maximum occurrences
1

Collection requirements

Aim Type 1
  • Apprenticeships (FundModel 36)
  • T Level programme (FundModel 25, ProgType 31)

Valid entries

Must contain a value in the range of 0 to 9999

Notes

  • This field is mandatory for Apprenticeships (Funding model 36) and T Level programmes (Funding model 25, programme type 31). 

  • To be recorded against the programme aim of the apprenticeship or T Level programme. 

  • To be recorded to the nearest whole hour.

Apprenticeships

  • Planned off-the-job training hours for the individual apprentice over the full apprenticeship (excluding the end point assessment period) by the training provider, sub-contracted training providers and the employer. 

T Level programmes

  • The hours returned for T Levels must reflect the whole programme duration.  

  • T Level planned hours must only include the technical qualification, specialist content, and non-qualification activity. 

  • T Level planned hours must not include English and maths delivery, industry placements, or other qualifications that are not part of the T Level. 


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