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Reference No: WFQ/12/ Version: 12/01 Application for Local Authority Sponsorship towards course fees Level 2 Certificate or Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce and the Transitional Award for Playwork Managed Service on behalf of SECTION 1 - Learner information: Title First name Last name Address Post Code Home Tel: Mobile Tel: e-mail: Unique learner registration no. if applicable You will only be eligible to apply for funding if you meet one of the criteria below, please tick next to the box that best describes your situation: Currently employed in a single early years non-maintained Ofsted registered early years & childcare provision within Lincolnshire (part or full-time) for a minimum of 15 hours Day Nursery, Pre-school, Playgroup, Independent School, Out of School Club Working as a Ofsted Registered Childminder within Lincolnshire for a minimum of 15 hours Have you received funding from Lincolnshire County Council for NO any previous qualification courses If yes, please give details below: Name of qualification Level Date achieved Please detail how you feel this course will benefit you and your setting: SECTION 2 - Applicant Declaration: To the best of my knowledge the information I have completed on this form is correct. If I am successful in obtaining sponsorship from Lincolnshire County Council I will undertake to complete the course I am funded for. I understand that Lincolnshire County Council reserves the right to reclaim a percentage of course costs from me, if I leave before I complete the course. I understand I will be required to pay back any course fees that have been paid to the training provider by the local authority (pro rata). Signature of applicant Date 2 SECTION 3 – Employment details - Supervisor to complete: Lincolnshire County Council ask that Supervisors commit to developing the candidates professional development, by giving appropriate support and allocating time that may be required to successfully complete this qualification Please give all relevant details of the setting that you are employed (if registered as a Childminder please state your registration number & type of setting and date that you registered) Name of Manager / Owner Name & Address of setting Ofsted registration Number Learner job title Type of setting Voluntary Out of School Registered Day Nursery * Please circle Pre-school Club Childminder Other *Please state Please state below the date this member of staff commenced paid employment with you Please state below the number of hours this staff member is contracted for: Managers Declaration: Print Name Signature Date Factors to consider: It may not be favourable if you have previously applied for funding from Lincolnshire County Council, and then subsequently failed to complete the course Lincolnshire County Council will only fund applicants to pursue a qualification that is higher than a level already held or previously paid for by LCC (in the relevant field) All applicants are required to complete audit / monitoring forms sent out from Lincolnshire County Council, as requested, failure to return these forms may affect your funding Any additional costs to re-sit or re-submit pieces of work will have to be met by the applicant. LCC has the right to withdraw funding from a candidate if they demonstrate ineffective progress, in any area *after discussions with the relevant training provider after which point 3 would be considered 3 SECTION 4 - Training provider to complete: Training Providers must commit to completing regular ‘Local Authority monitoring return forms’ that aims to track student retention, progress and achievement on the courses against which they are being funded. Name of College / Training Organisation Address Full cost of the course £ Lincolnshire County Council to pay £ Balance to be paid by Candidate £ Maximum Local Authority sponsorship amounts: Level 2 £300 Level 3 £600 Transitional Award £200 It should be understood that this amount is for stand alone qualifications only and cannot be used to support qualifications that are already being part funded by Government schemes. Please sign to state that the candidate meets the minimum requirements necessary for funding and a place has been provisionally offered: Signature of Course Leader Date Suggested date of course commencement Expected date for completion Print Name of Assessor allocated to this candidate Please detail below how you have agreed to complete the 650 notional learning hours necessary for course completion 4 On completion of the qualification you should Do your homework - search the START FINISH download, complete and return the exit interview form internet (The Birth to Five to Kay Probert, Early Years Consultant (Workforce) Service Workforce Page will Discuss your wish to study with at the Birth to Five Service. help), talk to Training Providers, your line manager (if relevant) as & Colleagues to find out which is you will need their support with the best course for you. your application for funding. 4 months after your course start date you should download and complete the interim monitoring form and email to email@example.com Which course, which level, how do you want to study? All things Download and complete the to consider before you start the required candidate section of the process. application form. Your start date should now be confirmed, if you fail to start the course within 8 weeks of The route to applying for qualification approval being given the process of approval will need to be repeated. sponsorship The Manager should complete the relevant section of the Should your application be If you are working as a application form. You should arrange to pay the declined you will be notified of Registered Childminder you candidate contribution to the the reasons and the process of should leave the Managers Training Provider so they can then appeal. section blank. invoice the Local Authority for the Incomplete applications will be By now you should be clear agreed amount of sponsorship. returned so please ensure all which training provider you are sections are completed in as keen to study with, so its time to much details as possible. make an appointment to discuss this further with them. Your application will be considered at the next panel meeting if Almost there, now you need to complete the Declaration complete. If successful you will section and gather the required supporting receive a sponsorship letter via email At this interview you should be documentation – your application will not be processed discussing how you plan to achieve (a copy will also be sent to the without this paperwork (copies). Training Provider) the qualification, once a place has been agreed, the training provider Please make sure you understand the ‘factors to consider’ should complete the relevant section as you may be liable to pay back the sponsorship amount if of the application form. you fail to complete the course. 5 Entry requirements: Candidates MUST have been employed in their current position for 6 months minimum, prior to making an application for funding Candidates MUST be working for a minimum of 15 hours per week in a single setting (for a minimum of 38 weeks per year) Applicants must hold a Certificate in Adult Literacy Level 2 and Certificate in Adult Numeracy Level 2 or GCSE English & Maths Grade A-C or equivilant and show evidence of previously undertaking core training – a copy of this should be attached. Funded places available is dependant of the number of staff being employed. 3-6 staff =1 candidate will be funded at any one time. 6-12 staff =2 candidates will be funded at any one time. 12+ staff =3+ candidates will be funded at any one time. Supporting paperwork that should be included with the application for sponsorship: Candidates should submit a copy of their job description & contract of employment so evidence job role and contracted hours – if you are a registered childminder you should submit a copy of your registration certificate and a list of your opening hours Candidates should submit a copy of both their Certificate in Adult Literacy Level 2 and Certificate in Adult Numeracy Level 2 and current core training certificates. Please return completed applications & photocopies of supporting documentation to: Kay Probert Early Years Consultant (Workforce) Birth to Five Service Myle Cross Centre Macaulay Drive St. Giles Lincoln LN2 4EL Incomplete applications will be returned and should be resubmitted once all of the information can be provided. 6 Lincolnshire County Council is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. Data collected will be used specifically for training statistical analysis and only summary information will be released. No personal information will be passed to any agencies or individuals. Addendum: GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent (definition) IF IN THE FUTURE YOU WANT TO BE FUNDED FOR DEGREE LEVEL WITH LCC PLEASE READ BELOW AS VERY IMPORTANT “EYPS candidates must have a GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or a recognised equivalent, to complete one of the EYPS training and assessment Pathways” “Level 2 key skills in application of number and communication, and certificates in adult literacy and adult numeracy, are not sufficient to meet this requirement. Although they are at the same level of the national qualifications framework (NQF) as GCSE A-C grades, they do not cover the full breadth of knowledge demanded by GCSEs.” “Equivalency Testing” provide equivalent GCSE testing for students who have not reached the standard grade in previous learning institutions. “If you are unsure about the equivalence of a qualification gained overseas, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) at ECCTIS Ltd, Oriel House, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1XP (Tel: 01242 260010).” All completed applications will be considered on the closest advertised date after receipt. Panel dates: April 30th May 31st June 29th July 31st August 31st September 30th October 31st November 30th December 12th January 31st February 26th 7 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Total sponsorship £ agreed Any additional panel comments / reasons for any exemptions: Date of application Panel date Agreement prepared by Authorised by Vendor number SAP code Processed by Invoice No. Method of Payment 8 Lincolnshire County Council is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. Data collected will be used specifically for training statistical analysis and only summary information will be released. No personal information will be passed to any agencies or individuals.
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