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ESFA Update: 19 June 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.

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ESFA Update further education: 19 June 2019

ESFA Update academies: 19 June 2019

ESFA Update local authorities: 19 June 2019

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Items for further education
Actionsubmit your college financial plans by Wednesday 31 July 2019 via IDAMS
Informationregister of apprenticeship training providers (the register) – Ofsted grade exemptions
Informationlist of further providers selected to deliver T Levels
Informationrecording accurate data on the individualised learner record (ILR)
Informationqualification achievement rate (QAR) – in-year data release for 2018 to 2019
Informationqualification achievement rate (QAR) technical specification documents and in-year guidance for 2018 to 2019
Informationminimum standards 2018 to 2019
Informationchange in payment dates from August 2019
Items for academies
Reminderrelated party transactions (RPTs)
Informationlist of further education providers selected to deliver T Levels
Items for local authorities
Informationlist of further providers selected to deliver T Levels

Published 19 June 2019

ESFA Update: 12 June 2019

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ESFA Update: 5 June 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.

Four-Letter Verdict on Colossal Europeasn Social Fund Blunder

In what one ESFA official is alleged to have called a “f*ck up of epic proportions”, all 80 training providers in receipt of around £300 million of European Social Funding are being investigated after funding claim “discrepancies” were discoveredEuropean Social Fund Logo.

As a result, contract compliance for the 2014 to 2020 ESF programme has been thrown into doubt.

In early April the ESFA wrote to providers with concerns that evidence was missing from learner files. FE Week has seen a copy of the ESF contract which states that where a learner is enrolled on to a course involving a regulated qualification, then the “evidence requirement” for a start payment is registration to an awarding body. Read more

ESFA announces European Social Fund Providers in 38 Local Enterprise Partnership Areas

ESFA has announced 47 providers who have secured European Social Fund (ESF) fundingplaceholder

These providers will help to develop the skills of young people and adults in 38 local enterprise partnership areas, to make sure existing workforce skills are enhanced and young people can secure employment or progress to further education and training.

The 47 ESF funded providers secured a total of £315 million through a stringent procurement process, which adhered to EU rules of open, fair and competitive tendering, and was conducted in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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ESFA Update: 29 May 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.

SMEs Will Have Full Access to ESFA’s #Apprenticeship Service

Every apprenticeship employer in England will soon have access to the full benefits of the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA)  apprenticeship service. With the first employers and providers commencing their use from Summer 2019

Currently, only apprenticeship levy-paying employers – those with an annual total pay bill of over £3m – or those in receipt of a transfer of apprenticeship funds – are able to use the full benefits that the apprenticeship service brings.

Whilst all other employers (those who do not pay the levy) have had access to some of the functions, such as find an apprenticeship, the ESFA is opening up the apprenticeship service to employers of all size, regardless of whether they pay the levy or not. This will provide employers with the choice over how they want to control the use of apprenticeships and make them work for their business.

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ESFA Update: 22 May 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.

ESFA Update: 15 May 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.

ESFA Update: 8 May 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.