An Additional Learning Support (ALS) plan can be created during the sign-up meeting. However, you do not have to create it at this point, it can be created at any point during the apprenticeship. Additionally, ALS can be turned on and off during the apprenticeship, as required.
As part of the sign-up process, every applicant is asked if they require ALS. If an applicant has completed the BKSB assessments or has declared any disabilities or difficulties, then these will also be displayed to the trainer. This information will help you to have a conversation with the applicant to identify whether they require ALS.
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How to: Additional Learner Support at Sign-Up
- Within Step 5 of the application process, you'll see a question asking if you'd like to create an Additional Learning Support plan.
- If you wish to create a plan then select 'Yes' and you will be able to enter the details of the support that's going to be provided, who's going to provide it, and upload any files if required.
- The learner will need to sign off against the plan to confirm they are happy with the support provided and that they agree to the support plan.
- Alternatively, if you do not wish to create a plan then select 'No' and you can enter a reason as to why you don't think a plan is required for this applicant.
The video below shows how to access the relevant area within Bud to create an ALS plan during sign-up:
Once the sign-up process has been completed this information will be displayed within the Application Documents page and is ready to be compliance checked. As well as in the Application Documents page, the information will be displayed within the Learning Plan, together with the functionality to allow you to record the provision of Additional Learning Support.
Please note if you would like to claim funding for ALS, this is done separately by the Compliance Administrator as part of the compliance checks. For more information on this, please go to this article.