Hi everyone, last year we asked our local college to find us a level 2 business administration apprentice as we could fund this for 12 months. They failed to find any candidates so in the end we advertised the job and found someone (21 year old) looking to do a level 3 as they had already completed a level 2. The college were happy to sign this apprentice up so we provided her with a job offer letter stating it was a 12 month course. This was signed by her. Emails between me and the college also only mentioned 12 months. We're 9 months into it and I have only recently found out that the college run level 3 apprenticeships for 18 months! The paperwork the woman from the college got me to hastily sign while she was onsite does say 18 months too so that's a big oversight on my part. Does this trump my signed offer letter that says 12 months? Also the college assessor has been poached so they no longer have anyone delivering business admin. I was told that someone must visit the apprentice at least once every 12 weeks or they are breaching minimum standards. This will happen in just over a week's time. I've called the college and interviewing for a replacement failed so they're no closer to having a replacement so not sure how the course will even be delivered. My apprentice has no work set. Could I demand they end the course for lack of delivery? They did say the soonest she could complete the course within was 1yr+1wk if she wanted to. I would then be willing to offer her a digital marketing apprenticeship with a specialist provider with an assurance of a full time job at the end of it. Hoping she agrees but if not will I have to bite the bullet and pay full wack until the end? She understands we're a start up so if she doesn't accept this (knowing we only actually offered her 12mths) then I won't keep her on past this current apprenticeship. Not sure I can outright say this though. Thoughts?