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									Faculty of Health and Social Care

Guidance on a learners eligibility for ‘Train to Gain’ funding and completion of the Pathway/Award Application form.
The overall aim of the Train to Gain Service is designed to raise the skill levels of people who are in work but do not already hold a Level 2 Qualification which, is equivalent to 5 GCSE‟s (Grades A*-C) Eligibility Learners must:   be 19 years of age or over possess a contract of employment with an employer fulfil the residency regulations for the Learning Skills Council (LSC) in London - Guidance on LSC Learner Eligibility can be accessed on the following web site link:
http://readingroom.lsc.gov.uk/lsc/National/LSC_learner_Eligibility_Guidance_2007-08-Final.pdf

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not possess a full level 2 qualification – the following provides a list of qualifications which would render the learner ineligible and is not exhaustive: 5 GCE/GCSE‟s grade A* - C 5 „O‟ Level passes 5 CSE Grade 1 2 AS levels or more 1 A Level or more NVQ level 2 NVQ level 3 NVQ level 4 Intermediate GNVQ or higher City & Guilds Craft part 2 Access Course HND/HNC First degree/Higher degree

The Learner will be required to complete and sign a Self-Declaration of Eligibility for Level 2 Entitlement Form which, must be signed and stamped by the applicant‟s employer and submitted with a completed Pathway/Award Application form. The form can be found at the end of these Guidance Notes: Completion of Pathway/Award Application form This form is used by applicants to apply for a variety of units and courses available within London South Bank University‟s Faculty of Health Social Care‟s Post Qualifying education portfolio. Train to Gain applicants will therefore not be required to complete certain sections and questions on the form. The following guide will help you to complete your application form. ‘Not Applicable’ will be indicated where you are NOT required to enter details as a Train to Gain applicant: Section 1 Personal Details Enter details of your: Title Surname First Name Previous Name (if applicable) Professional Reg. No. (Not Applicable) Contact Address and home contact details Date of Birth Gender Type of Professional Qualification (Not Applicable) Work Speciality e.g. Medical ward, Care Home F/t or P/t - under 16 hours tick P/t box – over 16 hours tick F/T box
Data Protection Act 1998 Collected personal data will only be used for the purpose of student and course administration as required by the University and may be disclosed to appropriate bodies/organizations associated with such courses and to meet conditions imposed by bodies with whom LSBU is contracted.

Section 1 Personal Details (cont.) Name of Employing Organisation Other (if applicable) Work Address and Work contact details Section 2 Authorising Manager To be completed, signed and dated by your Authorising Manager i.e. Line Manager Section 3 Award/Pathway Complete programme title as – NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care Reference – (Not Applicable) Start Date – state April or October Level – (Not Applicable) Mode – (Not Applicable) APEL – complete if appropriate i.e. list NVQ units previously achieved Tick box 1) – the remainder of section 3 is Not Applicable Section 4 Education & Qualifications Enter details of qualification you achieved at secondary school, college and university (if applicable) The second part of Section 4 – Language must be completed Section 5 Employer(s) & Work Experience Enter your previous Employer/s details (one employer other than current) Section 6 Personal Statement Use guidance points (i) to (v) to assist you in completing your personal statement 7a Fees Information To be completed fully – this information will enable a preliminary assessment to be undertaken to assess an applicant‟s eligibility for „Train to Gain‟ funding. Please note that Train to Gain applicants will be required to provide original documents as evidence of their residency status later in the recruitment process i.e. Birth certificate, current passport, Home office letter/s (if applicable), Marriage certificate, change of name deed poll, full driving licence 7b Fees Information Tick the Train to Gain Scheme box – the applicant is not required to complete any other part of 7b Declaration Read declaration, sign and date Section 8 Additional Information Applicants are not required to complete this section DECISION BY ADMISSIONS TUTOR No Applicable - The final section on the form is for Office Use Only and will be completed by the Admissions Tutor for the Train to Gain Scheme

Data Protection Act 1998 Collected personal data will only be used for the purpose of student and course administration as required by the University and may be disclosed to appropriate bodies/organizations associated with such courses and to meet conditions imposed by bodies with whom LSBU is contracted.

Faculty of Health and Social Care

SELF-DECLARATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR LEVEL 2 ENTITLEMENT Train to Gain Learners
The Train to Gain Service is designed to raise the skill levels of people who are in work but do not already hold a Level 2 qualification. The overall aim of the programme is to help those employees without the equivalent of 5 GCSE‟s (Grades AC) already. Therefore, to take part you must tell us about all of your existing qualifications. If you have or are studying any of the following qualifications or a higher level qualification, we‟re sorry but you will not be eligible for „Train to Gain‟ funding for a further NVQ Level 2 qualification. This list is not exhaustive.

School / College Qualifications 5 GCSE‟s (grades A-C) or „O‟ Levels HND / HNC 5 CSE Grade 1‟s C & G Higher Operative or Craft 1 or more „A‟ Levels NVQ Level 2, 3 or 4 2 AS Levels

Vocational (work related) Qualifications BEC General Certificate / Diploma with Credit
Edexcel / BTEC 1st Diploma or higher GNVQ Intermediate or higher Access Course

Please indicate what qualifications you have completed in the past. Where you have no previous qualifications please state “None”.

Details of qualification completed or currently undertaking (for example:- Title, module names, awarding body, institution where qualification taken)

Date qualification completed (state year where exact date unknown)

Level achieved

If required, please continue on an additional sheet and attach to the declaration

Declaration 'I confirm that all the information on this form is correct and I declare that I do not already have a full Level 2 qualification or above. I have a contract of employment and fulfill the residency regulations for the LSC in England. I understand that if I have declared false information the provider may take action against me to reclaim the tuition fees and any support costs provided‟.
Learner: Please indicate if a Volunteer volunteers or sole traders. or Sole Trader (contribution to Wage Cost does not apply to Signed (Learner)………………………………………….

Learner Name (Please Print) ………………………………….. ………………

Learning Provider Name (Please Print) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Employer Name Signed (Please Print) ………….. ………………………………………. (Learning Provider) ……………………………... Date ……………………………….. Official Stamp of the Learning Provider

Data Protection Act 1998 Collected personal data will only be used for the purpose of student and course administration as required by the University and may be disclosed to appropriate bodies/organizations associated with such courses and to meet conditions imposed by bodies with whom LSBU is contracted.


								
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