Many AELP members are already contacting their ESFA account manager about their non-levy apprenticeship funding allocation for May-December 2017. If you are unhappy with how your allocation has been calculated, the ESFA is willing to consider your case, so you should contact your own account manager as soon as possible. In presenting your own calculations, you should make sure that your figures only cover starts because carry-in learners are being funded separately.
AELP’s senior team has maintained contact with the ESFA’s leadership on this matter throughout today (Friday) including support for individual member cases. We remain especially concerned about the position of subcontractors where the prime contractor no longer has funding to pass down to them and we have impressed upon the Agency to look at these cases with the utmost urgency, given the possible consequences from next week.
More members are also informing us that they are contacting their local MPs and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and they are already being given promises of action in response. We would recommend that all members should do the same.
And please don’t forget to keep us informed by emailing: [email protected].