Planned hours: field
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.
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.
- XML Element Name
- Field length
- Data type
- Minimum occurrences
- Maximum occurrences
- Part of
- Aim Type 1
- Apprenticeships (FundModel 36)
- T Level programme (FundModel 25, ProgType 31)
Must contain a value in the range of 0 to 9999
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.
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.