Sub-programmes make it easier for you to manage your programmes by reducing the time and effort required for administrative tasks.
They offer the ability to break out parts of your learning plan delivery. For example, Functional Skills or optional qualifications.
By creating sub-programmes for the elements of a learning plan that are not needed by every learner, it eliminates the need to have multiple versions of a programme for the same apprenticeship.
The need for sub-programmes
Let’s look at the challenge that subprogrammes help you solve.
We know that every learner is different and needs a customised learning experience.
In any programme, there are elements of a learning plan that will be applicable to all learners, some to a subset of learners and then some that are unique to individual learners.
Sub-programmes can simplify things like:
- Managing learners who have different functional skills needs, .e.g different IA results or prior learning
- Managing cases where all learners have a core set of learning to do, but some learners have different options for as to which qualifications they are going to do
- Other things like specialisms
Enroling a learner
You can enroll a learner onto a Delivery programme and, one or more sub-programmes as needed.
So, in case a learner is not exempt from Functional Skills, the learner can be enrolled onto those sub-programmes. If they are exempt then you do not add them. The same is true if the learner wants to complete an optional qualification.
An enrolled learner sees a single learning plan containing all elements of both the Delivery programme and any sub-programmes.
Sub-programmes also provide the ability to add qualifications for Awarding Body registration. Similar to the ILR - any qualifications from the delivery programme and selected sub-programmes will be added for to be registered in the Awarding Body registration section, unless marked as exempt at enrolment.