Learners on Skills Bootcamps will be recorded with Funding Model 37 (Skills Bootcamps) and ILR Programme Type 32 (Skills Bootcamps).
After setting up the funding organisation, you will need to create new PICSWeb Contracts for each Bootcamp that you are delivering, i.e. one for each separate Contract Reference issued by ESFA. These will need the relevant UKPRN, Contract Reference Number and other details recorded. They will be applied automatically to each Bootcamp learner.
The Contract Reference can be found in your Appendix 1 (Summary of Funding). It will be in the format: 'SB-contract reference-deliverable code' or 'SBA-contract reference-deliverable code' (SBA is used for Pathway to Accelerated Apprenticeships) For example SB-1000-123. Note that the hyphens are important!
You will need to make sure that you have added Qualifications in PICSWeb basedata for the different elements of the Skills Bootcamp. Qualifications will need to be created for the Learning Aim (between Z0059750-61) for each bootcamp you will be delivering.
Event Aims will also need to be recorded against the learner related to the outcome of their programme. The following event aims are available to add to basedata:
Z0059747 – Offer of an interview for a role which matches skills acquired during a bootcamp
Z0059748 – Offer of a new role or added responsibilities, which match skills acquired during the bootcamp, with existing employer
Z0059749 – Receipt of plan from learner of how the bootcamp learning will be applied to acquire new self-employment opportunities/contracts
Qualification Plan Configuration
Finally, you may want to create a Qualification Plan with the Programme Type set to Skills Bootcamp. If the same BootCamp delivery requires both full and co-funding, then you may want to have separate Plans for each, to ensure the correct data defaults are applied, such as the Full Funding Indicator. You can also clone a Plan and adjust it rather than having to create it twice.
You may also want to add an In Year age check to make sure that the learner is at least 19.
Once you have created the plan, you will need to add Elements for the Learning Aim (as a Main Aim) and the necessary EventAims (normally as OptionalAims, so they can be added as necessary during the programme). For each element complete the Start Offset, Duration, Report to Funding Organisation (Include in Export), Source of Funding (105) and Full Funding Indicator fields as required.
You may also want to complete the following ILR Defaultsfor learners on the plan:
Learning Planned Hours – Only set this field if the planned hours are consistent for your learners.
Programme Aim Full Funding Indicator – This must be set as required and match all the aims in the plan.