ESFA Update: 16 December 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: 16 December 2020

ESFA Update academies: 16 December 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 16 December 2020

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Christmas and New Year

This will be the last edition of ESFA Update for 2020. Season’s greetings to those celebrating the festive and new year period.

Items for further education

ArticleTitle
Actionhow to claim exceptional learning support (ELS) for 2020 to 2021
Informationreview of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England – process for removing funding approval from qualifications with low and no enrolments
Informationextending Exam Support Service provision for apprenticeship FSQs
Informationprocurement opportunity launching for adult education budget (AEB) contracts for services
InformationFurther Education Capital Allocation
Informationupdate to the Integrated Financial Model for Colleges guidance
Informationupdate on the level of funding for the Level 3 adult offer
Informationupdate to the Charity Governance Code
Informationnew traineeships resources published
Your feedbacktraineeships insight survey for training providers and employers
InformationWorldSkills UK transfers winning formula with launch of Skills Development Hub

Items for academies

ArticleTitle
Informationacademies land and buildings collection tool – the form is now live
Informationupdate to the academy revenue funding page on GOV.UK
Informationrisk protection arrangement – 2021 to 2022 price confirmation
Informationacademies finance directors’ forum – have your say

Items for local authorities

ArticleTitle
Actionhow to claim exceptional learning support (ELS) for 2020 to 2021
Informationrisk protection arrangement – 2021 to 2022 price confirmation
Informationprocurement opportunity launching for adult education budget (AEB) contracts for services
Informationupdate on the level of funding for the Level 3 adult offer

Published 16 December 2020

ESFA Update: 2 December 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: 2 December 2020

ESFA Update academies: 2 December 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 2 December 2020

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Items for further education
ActionTitle
Remindernew providers applying for the industry placements – Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) from the 2021 to 2022 academic year
ReminderR04 individualised learner record (ILR) data return
Informationfinance record for colleges
Informationupdated version of the college accounts direction
Informationupdate to the published high needs student and pupil numbers for 2019 to 2020
Remindercollege board reviews
Informationintroducing ‘Analyse FE Data (AFED)’, a new tool to see your data post-ILR submission
Items for academies
ActionTitle
Remindernew providers applying for the industry placements – Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) from the 2021 to 2022 academic year
ReminderR04 individualised learner record (ILR) data return
Informationupdate to the published high needs student and pupil numbers for 2019 to 2020
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Remindernew providers applying for the industry placements – Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) from the 2021 to 2022 academic year
ReminderR04 individualised learner record (ILR) data return
Informationupdate to the published high needs student and pupil numbers for 2019 to 2020

Published 2 December 2020

ESFA Update: 18 November 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: 18 November 2020

ESFA Update academies: 18 November 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 18 November 2020

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Items for further education
ArticleTitle
InformationTraineeships Framework for Delivery 2020 to 2021 – information for employers and education providers
Information16 to 19 funding regulations update for coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on planned hours for 2020 to 2021
Informationqualification achievement rates (QARs) and achievement volumes
InformationNational Apprenticeship Awards 2020
InformationFind Apprenticeship Training redesign
Informationcampaign to recruit next Further Education Commissioner – deadline this Friday
Items for academies
Informationupdated 2020 to 2021 dedicated schools grant allocations
Information16 to 19 funding regulations update for coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on planned hours for 2020 to 2021
Information‘Something’s Not Right’ campaign
Items for local authorities
Informationupdated 2020 to 2021 dedicated schools grant allocations
Information16 to 19 funding regulations update for coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on planned hours for 2020 to 2021
Information‘Something’s Not Right’ campaign

Published 18 November 2020

ESFA Update: 11 November 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: 11 November 2020

ESFA Update academies: 11 November 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 11 November 2020

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Items for further education
ActionTitle
InformationExam Support Service – functional skills qualifications (FSQs) apprenticeships
Informationcall for evidence on post-16 level 2 and below study launched Tuesday 10 November
Informationmonitoring post-16 funding
Informationguidance for the delivery and application of industry placements – Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) from the 2021 to 2022 academic year
Informationthe beta version of the cross year indicative payments reports has launched
Informationthe National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns 13 to 20 November
Informationcampaign to recruit next Further Education Commissioner – deadline for applications 20 November

Items for academies

ActionTitle
Informationland and building collection tool update
Informationacademies accounts return online form now live
Informationearly career framework reforms
InformationSchools and Academies Show 17 to 20 November
Informationmonitoring post-16 funding
Informationguidance for the delivery and application of industry placements – Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) from the 2021 to 2022 academic year
InformationTeachers’ Pension Scheme Pension Board – vacancy for a member representative

Items for local authorities

ActionTitle
Informationmonitoring post-16 funding
Informationguidance for the delivery and application of industry placements – Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) from the 2021 to 2022 academic year
Informationthe beta version of the cross year indicative payments reports has launched

Published 11 November 2020

ESFA Update: 4 November 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: 4 November 2020

ESFA Update academies: 4 November 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 4 November 2020

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Items for further education

Informationthe apprenticeship technical funding guide has been updated
Information16 to 19 tuition fund
Informationcampaign to recruit next Further Education Commissioner now live

Items for academies

InformationAcademy trust virtual finance director’s networking event
InformationView my financial insights webinars
Informationautomating your academies accounts return
Information16 to 19 tuition fund

Items for local authorities

Informationthe apprenticeship technical funding guide has been updated
Information16 to 19 tuition fund

Published 4 November 2020

ESFA Update: 21 October 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: 21 October 2020

ESFA Update academies: 21 October 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 21 October 2020

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Items for further education
ArticleTitle
Reminderapprenticeship service new employer agreement
Reminderfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Remindersubmit your final 2019 to 2020 ILR
Informationredundant apprentices – statutory instrument
Informationupdated apprenticeship funding rules for 2020 to 2021
Informationadult education budget (AEB) delayed assessments
Informationversion 4, ESFA adult education budget (AEB) funding and performance management rules 2020 to 2021
Informationincentive for hiring a new apprentice – recap
Items for academies
ArticleTitle
Reminderfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Informationcyber risk management webinar for RPA members
Informationteachers’ pay and teachers’ pension employer contribution grants for 2020 to 2021
Items for local authorities
ArticleTitle
Reminderlocal authorities to submit grant return and use of funds statement by 31 October 2020
Reminderfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Informationcyber risk management webinar for RPA members
Informationteachers’ pay and teachers’ pension employer contribution grants for 2020 to 2021

Published 21 October 2020

ESFA Update: 14 October 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: 14 October 2020

ESFA Update academies: 14 October 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 14 October 2020

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Items for further education
ArticleTitle
Informationcompleting the FE education setting status form webinar – Thursday 15 October at 3:15pm
Remindersubmit your final 2019 to 2020 ILR
Informationcoronavirus testing kits for further education providers
Informationthe Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020 live broadcast – register now
Information19 to 24 traineeship procurement opportunity for existing and new providers
InformationFunctional Skills Qualifications (FSQs) legacy end dates
Informationeligibility for calculated results – clarified guidance
InformationLevel 2 Apprenticeships Functional Skills requirements
Informationfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Informationfunding to local transport authorities
Informationgrants to reduce carbon emissions, save energy and reduce bills
Items for academies
ArticleTitle
Informationfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Informationguidance on submitting your audited financial statements for 2019 to 2020
Informationguidance for schools and academy trusts on governance structures and roles
InformationSchool Admissions Code consultation closing date
Informationupdated good estate management for schools (GEMS) guidance
InformationAcademic Mentor Programme
Informationgrants to reduce carbon emissions, save energy and reduce bills
Items for local authorities
ArticleTitle
Reminderlocal authorities to submit grant return and use of funds statement by 31 October 2020
Informationfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Informationguidance for schools and academy trusts on governance structures and roles
Informationupdated good estate management for schools (GEMS) guidance
InformationAcademic Mentor Programme
Informationgrants to reduce carbon emissions, save energy and reduce bills

Published 14 October 2020

ESFA Update: 7 October 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: 7 October 2020

ESFA Update academies: 7 October 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 7 October 2020

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Items for further education
ArticleTitle
Reminderfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Informationlatest Apprenticeship Service support webinars
InformationThe Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices – New YouTube Video
InformationFunctional Skills Assessments in apprenticeships
Information2021 to 2022 high needs place change notification process
Information16 to 19 tuition fund
Information2020 to 2021 Advanced Learner Loans Performance Management Point 1
Informationschool census post-16 reports
Informationgetting your school census data right
Items for academies
ArticleTitle
Information2021 to 2022 high needs place change notification process
Information16 to 19 tuition fund
Informationschool census post-16 reports
Informationgetting your school census data right
Informationreducing workload online events
Items for local authorities
ArticleTitle
Reminderfunding claims 2019 to 2020 – final claim
Reminder16 to 19 local authorities grant return and use of funds statement; process for 2019 to 2020
Informationschool improvement monitoring and brokering grant September 2020 to March 2021
Informationhigh needs place change notification process
Information16 to 19 tuition fund
Information2020 to 2021 Advanced Learner Loans Performance Management Point 1
Informationschool census post-16 reports
Informationgetting your school census data right
Informationreducing workload online events

Published 7 October 2020

ESFA Update: 30 September 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: 30 September 2020

ESFA Update academies: 30 September 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 30 September 2020

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Items for further education

ArticleTitle
InformationNovember financial collection from colleges
InformationJanuary 2021 financial statements submission
InformationOfsted to inspect level 6 and 7 apprenticeship training provision from 1 April 2021
Information16 to 18 traineeship in-year growth for 2020 to 2021
Information2019 to 2020 adult grant funded reconciliation
Informationtraining provider webinars on the incentives announced in the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for jobs’
Informationsave the date – The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020

Items for academies

ArticleTitle
Informationautumn school census is approaching
Informationlist of academy trusts late with two or more financial returns in the 2019 to 2020 academic year
Information16 to 18 traineeship in-year growth for 2020 to 2021

Items for local authorities

ArticleTitle
Informationautumn school census is approaching
Information16 to 18 traineeship in-year growth for 2020 to 2021
Information2019 to 2020 adult grant funded reconciliation

Published 30 September 2020

ESFA Update: 23 September 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: 23 September 2020

ESFA Update academies: 23 September 2020

ESFA Update local authorities: 23 September 2020

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Items for further education

Informationonline portal for FE providers to order additional coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits
InformationNHS COVID-19 App
InformationR14 ILR return webinar
InformationProvider Relief Schemes – reconciliation returns
Informationhow T Levels are funded from 2021 to 2022 academic year
Information16 to 19 tuition fund opt-in template
Information2019 to 2020 Year End for grant funded providers with AEB and ALLB delivery
Informationapprenticeship standards – versioning
Informationnon-levy apprenticeships extension allocations review
InformationCapacity and Delivery Fund data returns
Informationnew college good practice guide on audit committees
Informationservice improvements to submit learner data
Informationnew high needs funding operational guidance

Items for academies

Actionbudget forecast return three-year (BFR3Y) – less than one week until the deadline
Informationhow T Levels are funded from 2021 to 2022 academic year
Informationupdated good practice guide for internal scrutiny in academy trusts
Information16 to 19 tuition fund opt-in template
Informationcoronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium allocations
Informationnew high needs funding operational guidance
InformationCapacity and Delivery Fund data returns

Items for local authorities

Information16 to 19 local authorities grant return and use of funds statement; process for 2019 to 2020
Informationhow T Levels are funded from 2021 to 2022 academic year
Information16 to 19 tuition fund opt-in template
Information2019 to 2020 Year End for grant funded providers with AEB and ALLB delivery
Informationnew high needs funding operational guidance
Informationnon-levy apprenticeships extension allocations review
Informationcoronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium allocations
InformationCapacity and Delivery Fund data returns

Published 23 September 2020