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ESFA Update: 1 July 2020

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: 1 July 2020

ESFA Update academies: 1 July 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 1 July 2020

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Items for further education
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Reminderthe deadline to apply to the provider relief scheme (July – October 2020) is Thursday 9 July
Informationreducing burdens on educational and care settings from the Department for Education and its agencies
Informationconsultation response on subcontracting post-16 education and training with ESFA funding
Informationsupporting redundant apprentices
Informationeligibility rules for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals for access to FE 19+ and apprenticeships
Informationupdated college financial benchmarking tool
Informationjoint statement from the ESFA, AoC, and AELP on strengthening relationships and enhancing communications between training providers and the agency
InformationDepartment for Education Sustainability Award
Items for academies
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationreducing burdens on educational and care settings from the Department for Education and its agencies
Informationconsultation response on subcontracting post-16 education and training with ESFA funding
InformationDepartment for Education Sustainability Award
Items for local authorities
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationreducing burdens on educational and care settings from the Department for Education and its agencies
Informationconsultation response on subcontracting post-16 education and training with ESFA funding
Informationeligibility rules for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals for access to FE 19+ and apprenticeships
InformationDepartment for Education Sustainability Award

Published 1 July 2020

ESFA Update: 24 June 2020

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: 24 June 2020

ESFA Update academies: 24 June 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 24 June 2020

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Items for further education
InformationSubcontracting Declarations Final Deadline – including nil returns
InformationProviding External Assurance on Subcontracting Controls – Return of Assurance Certificate for 2019 to 2020
Informationsupport for independent learning providers as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationchanges to apprenticeship service support videos
Items for academies
Actioncoronavirus (COVID-19) schools fund claim
Reminderdeclare or seek approval for your related party transactions
InformationAcademies Financial Handbook 2020
InformationAcademies budget forecast return 3 year (BFR3Y)
Informationpupil premium allocations for 2020 to 2021
Informationguidance for schools post Reading terrorist attack, 20 June
Items for local authorities
Actioncoronavirus (COVID-19) schools fund claim
Informationschools forum meetings
Informationpupil premium allocations for 2020 to 2021
Informationguidance for schools post Reading terrorist attack, 20 June 2020

Published 24 June 2020

ESFA Update: 17 June 2020

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: 17 June 2020

ESFA Update academies: 17 June 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 17 June 2020

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Items for further education
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
ActionJuly financial collection from colleges
Informationcollege corporation financial management good practice guides
InformationT Levels – 2022 providers and criteria to deliver T Levels in 2023
Informationversion 1 of ESFA adult education budget (AEB) funding and performance management rules 2020 to 2021
InformationAdvanced Learner Loans – launch of the 2020 to 2021 application service
Informationnew Advanced Learner Loans funding letter templates
Informationchanges to the UK Register of Learning Providers Service
Items for academies
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
InformationAcademies Accounts Direction 2019 to 2020 published
InformationT Levels – 2022 providers and criteria to deliver T Levels in 2023
Items for local authorities
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
InformationT Levels – 2022 providers and criteria to deliver T Levels in 2023
Informationversion 1 of ESFA adult education budget (AEB) funding and performance management rules 2020 to 2021
InformationAdvanced Learner Loans – launch of the 2020 to 2021 application service
Informationnew Advanced Learner Loans funding letter templates

Published 17 June 2020

ESFA Update: 10 June 2020

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: 10 June 2020

ESFA Update academies: 10 June 2020

ESFA Update: local authorities 10 June 2020

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Items for further education

InformationLatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Actionapplications to the college collaboration fund (CCF)
ReminderJuly financial collection from colleges
Informationprovider relief schemes
Informationupdated apprenticeships performance-management rules for training providers
Informationupdate to the Advanced Learner Loans funding rules 2020 to 2021
InformationAdvanced Learner Loans – launch of the 2020 to 2021 application service
Informationnew Advanced Learner Loans funding letter templates
Informationkeeping children safe in education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Items for academies

InformationLatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationbudget forecast return 3 year (BFR3Y) 2020
Informationkeeping children safe in education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Items for local authorities

InformationLatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationkeeping children safe in education during the COVID-19 pandemic
Informationupdated apprenticeships performance-management rules for training providers
Informationupdate to the Advanced Learner Loans funding rules 2020 to 2021
InformationAdvanced Learner Loans – launch of the 2020 to 2021 application service
Informationnew Advanced Learner Loans funding letter templates

Published 10 June 2020 

ESFA Update: 3 June 2020

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: 3 June 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 3 June 2020

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Items for further education
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Remindersubmission of annual accounts
InformationR10 in-year qualification achievement rate
Informationindividualised learner record (ILR) reporting – learners affected by COVID-19
Informationthe National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns
Items for local authorities
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationhigh needs import/export data
Informationspecial free school funding adjustments
Informationupdates schools forum guidance

There are no items for local authorities this week.

Published 3 June 2020

ESFA Update: 27 May 2020
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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: 27 May 2020

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Items for further education
InformationLatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationnew end-point assessment (EPA) flexibility announced for calculated functional skills qualifications (FSQs)
Actionmigration of the application programme interfaces (API)
Informationupdate on the subcontracting consultation

There are no items for academies or local authorities this week.

Latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education has published guidance about COVID-19 in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students on GOV.UK.

Please check GOV.UK regularly for updates. Published 27 May 2020

ESFA Update: 13 May 2020

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: 13 May 2020

ESFA Update academies: 13 May 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 13 May 2020

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Information for further education
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationprovider relief scheme
InformationESFA adult education budget (AEB) funding rules for 2019 to 2020
Information for academies
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationaccounts return 2019/20 – counterparty data collection
Informationdata sources for teachers’ pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) and teachers’ pay grant (TPG)
Information
Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Reminderlocal authority adult education budget and apprenticeship funds and 16 to 19 funds return for 2019 to 2020
Informationteachers’ pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) supplementary fund#
Informationdata sources for teachers’ pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) and teachers’ pay grant (TPG)
InformationESFA adult education budget (AEB) funding rules for 2019 to 2020

Published 13 May 2020

ESFA Update: 29 April 2020

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: 29 April 2020

ESFA Update academies: 29 April 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 29 April 2020

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Information for further education
InformationLatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationpost-16 provider relief scheme
Informationqualification funding approval 2020 to 2021
Informationprocured adult education budget (AEB) including 19 to 24 traineeships and advanced learner loans bursary (ALLB)
Informationnew flexibilities for EPAs during COVID-19
InformationESFA apprenticeship agreement for training providers – amendment
Informationreview of apprenticeships carry-in allocations for the 2019 to 2020 funding year
Informationminimum standards for all-age apprenticeships 2018 to 2019
InformationIDAMs super users contingency planning for loans agreements
Actionmigration of the application programme interfaces (API)
InformationNational Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair
Information for academies
InformationLatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationupdated PE and sport premium allocations for 2019 to 2020
Informationteachers’ pay grant (TPG) 2020 to 2021
Informationteachers’ pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) 2020 to 2021
Information for local authorities
InformationLatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationupdated PE and sport premium allocations for 2019 to 2020
Informationschool improvement monitoring and brokering grant for April to August 2020
Informationteachers’ pay grant (TPG) 2020 to 2021
Informationteachers’ pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) 2020 to 2021
Informationteachers’ pension employer contribution grant (TPECG) supplementary fund
Informationlocal authority adult education budget and apprenticeship funds and 16 to 19 funds return for 2019 to 2020
Informationprocured adult education budget (AEB) including 19 to 24 traineeships and advanced learner loans bursary (ALLB)
Informationreview of apprenticeships carry-in allocations for the 2019 to 2020 funding year

Published 29 April 2020

ESFA Update: 22 April 2020

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: 22 April 2020

ESFA Update academies: 22 April 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 22 April 2020

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Information for further education

Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationreducing burdens on educational and care settings from the Department for Education and its agencies
Informationincreased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
InformationIDAMs super users contingency planning for loans agreements
Informationmaximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2020 to 2021
Informationadvanced learner loans funding rules for 2020 to 2021
Informationthe ILR funding reports guidance has been updated

Information for academies

Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationletter to academy trust accounting officers
Informationreducing burdens on educational and care settings from the Department for Education and its agencies
Informationincreased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Information for local authorities

Informationlatest information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Informationreducing burdens on educational and care settings from the Department for Education and its agencies
Informationincreased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Informationmaximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2020 to 2021
Informationadvanced learner loans funding rules for 2020 to 2021
Informationthe ILR funding reports guidance has been updated

Published 22 April 2020

ESFA Update: 15 April 2020

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: 15 April 2020

ESFA Update academies: 15 April 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 15 April 2020

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Items for further education
Informationlatest guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
InformationRegister of Apprenticeship Training Providers – applications from employers of critical workers
InformationRegister of Apprenticeship Training Providers – Conditions of Acceptance
InformationCOVID-19 – information and guidance on payment of suppliers to ensure service continuity
Informationavailability of Recruit an apprentice and Find an apprenticeship
Items for academies
Informationlatest guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
InformationCOVID-19 – information and guidance on payment of suppliers to ensure service continuity
Informationrisk protection arrangement 2020 to 2021 price confirmation for academies
Informationrisk management portal available for all RPA members, including additional coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance
Items for local authorities
Informationlatest guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
InformationCOVID-19 – information and guidance on payment of suppliers to ensure service continuity
Informationrisk management portal available for all RPA members, including additional coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

Published 15 April 2020