Hard copy signatures are not required. This can be done via an electronic signature, via email, or via scanning documents and emailing them.
No. All qualifications that an apprentice is required to achieve in order to move through gateway will still need to be achieved.
All KSBs must be mapped against the evidence in the portfolio.
The EQAP will need to review these requests on a case by case basis, dependant on the scenario and number of KSBs outstanding.
This will need to be submitted on a case-by-case basis to your EQAP for consideration.
Where possible, EPAOs should adopt a business as usual approach. If apprentices have met gateway requirements there should be no delay.
If an AO is unable to print certificates at this time as required for gateway, an email confirming achievement is sufficient evidence to enter gateway