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16 to 19 education: financial management and assurance

Information about financial assurance and financial management of 16 to 19 institutions, including sixth-form and further education colleges that are funded by Education and Skills and Funding Agency …

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16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund

Additional funding for one-year for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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16 to 19 funding: advanced maths premium

The advanced maths premium is funding for additional students studying specified level 3 maths qualifications.

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16 to 19 funding: High Value Courses Premium

The High Value Courses Premium is additional funding to encourage and support delivery of selected level 3 courses in subjects that lead to higher wage returns and support the Industrial Strategy, to …

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16 to 19 funding: Level 3 programme maths and English payment

This additional maths and English funding is provided to support the delivery of maths and English to those students on substantial level 3 study programmes (including T Levels) who have not yet …

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16 to 19 funding: planned hours in study programmes

This note provides the latest information on planned hours to assist funded institutions planning study programmes across the individual academic years.

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16 to 19 funding: programme cost weighting changes

Guidance about programme cost weightings in the 16 to 19 funding formula for 6 sector subject areas from 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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19+ funding allocations

Information on how we allocate adult education budget, 19 to 24 traineeships, advanced learner loans, 16 to 18 traineeships and non-levy apprenticeship funding to providers.

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AAT

A professional membership body, which also awards skills-based accountancy and finance qualifications.

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Adult education budget (AEB) devolution

This guide contains information for providers with a current Education and Skills Funding Agency funding agreement and AEB allocation.

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Adult education budget: legal entitlements and qualification eligibility principles 2018 to 2019

This guidance covers the 2018 to 2019 legal entitlements and local flexibility offer for learners in England within the adult education budget (AEB).

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AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group enables better futures by providing innovative solutions for the education sector. We respond quickly to the needs of customers, develop new products and meet …

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Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships is the approved communication channel, commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service, to support the Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools project.

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Applying for and delivering industry placements: Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) for the 2021 to 2022 academic year

Guidance explaining the arrangements for delivering industry placements through the Capacity and Delivery Fund (CDF) for the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

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Apprenticeships (GOV.UK)

Public-facing website for apprentices and employers to find out more about what apprenticeships are and how they work.

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Apprenticeships and Technical Education's (IFATE) revisions status report

The revisions status report shows apprenticeship standards that are being revised, provides a brief overview of the revisions planned for each apprenticeship standard, and states the stage that each …

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Ascentis

Ascentis is an award-winning provider of cutting edge qualifications for education, training and business in the UK and overseas.

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Check how accurate your ILR data is with FIS

The Funding Information Service (FIS) is an offline tool for checking your individualised learner record (ILR) data.

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College oversight: support and intervention

This policy sets out how the government will support and intervene to improve financial resilience and quality in colleges.

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Data collection maintenance schedule

The table details individualised learner record (ILR) data collection periods, planned learning aims reference data updates and proposed essential maintenance windows.

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DfE eTendering Portal (Jaggaer)

This website provides a suite of collaborative, web-based tools that enable procurement professionals and suppliers to conduct the strategic activities of the procurement lifecycle over the internet.

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Earnings adjustment statement (EAS)

Information about how to claim funding for some types of learning adjustments that you cannot report in the individualised learner record (ILR).

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Educational Setting Status (form)

A form used by the DfE to collect information about student and staff absence during the Covid-19 pandemic (requires DfE Sign-In account).

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Employer Data Service

The Employer Data Service is a terrible web service on which training providers can find employers and their Employer Reference Numbers (ERNs).

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ESFA Communities

An online forum for training providers and others involved in submitting ILR data.

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ESFA financial assurance: monitoring the funding rules

Sets out the details of the monitoring work for providing financial assurance for the apprenticeships, adult education budget including traineeships and advanced learner loans funding systems.

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ESFA financial health assessment

Sets out how the ESFA assesses the financial health of non-college training organisations that it holds or may hold a contract with.

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ESFA financial management: college accounts

This information allows FE colleges to compare their financial data with national totals and other colleges and organisations.

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ESFA Information Exchange

Information Exchange is the place to submit information to us securely, and to find what you need easily. Watch out for new features being added as Information Exchange develops further, and please …

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ESFA List of Qualifications approved for funding

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will only fund students to undertake qualifications through one of our funded offers if we have approved those qualifications for public funding. This …

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ESFA Update

Weekly newsletter containing actions and information for ESFA-funded organisations.

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Find a course (National Careers Service)

An online portal provided by the NCS for prospective students to find courses based on keywords, postcode region, and other characteristics.

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Find a Learning Aim

An online search tool for finding learning aim references for qualifications, as well as T Levels, apprenticeship standards, frameworks, and units.

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Find an end-point assessment organisation for your apprentice

Find an end-point assessment organisation early on during the apprenticeship. This will give the employer and apprentice enough time to prepare for the assessment.

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Find an inspection report

You can find reports for schools, colleges, childminders, nurseries, children’s homes and more in England.

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Find and compare schools in England

Search for primary, secondary and special needs schools and colleges near you, and check their performance. You can view and download exam and test results, Ofsted reports, and financial information.

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Free meals in further education funded institutions: guide for the 2020 to 2021 academic year

Guidance to help provide free meals to disadvantaged 16 to 18 year old students in further education funded institutions.

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Full-time enrolment of 14 to 16 year olds in further education and sixth-form colleges

Information for further education and sixth-form colleges when directly enrolling 14 to 16 year olds for academic year 2020 to 2021.

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Funding allocations to training providers: 2019 to 2020

Funding values for colleges, training organisations and employers with an adult education budget, apprenticeship, advanced learner loan or traineeship contract for 2019 to 2020.

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Funding education for 16 to 19 year olds

Information for schools, colleges, local authorities and independent learning providers about 16 to 19 funding arrangements

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Funding guidance for young people: subcontracting controls

This document sets out the ESFA compliance and control requirements and advice for institutions using third parties for ESFA-funded provision.

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Get help with the apprenticeship service

Search for help and guidance articles, published by the ESFA, for apprenticeship training providers, employers, and end point assessment organisations.

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Get information about schools

This is a register of schools and colleges in England. You can search for and download information on establishments, establishment groups (such as a local authority, trust or federation) or …

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High needs funding arrangements: 2021 to 2022

Information for local authorities and institutions about high needs funding arrangements for the 2021 to 2022 financial and academic year.

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High needs: allocated place numbers

A list of allocated high needs place numbers to help collaboration between local authorities and institutions.

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High value courses for school and college leavers: a one-year offer for 18 and 19-year-olds

Additional funding for one-year to encourage and support delivery of selected level 2 and 3 qualifications in specific subjects and sectors in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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How to use the apprenticeships standards revision status report

This explains the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education's (IFATE) revisions status report, which shows the standards that have entered IFATE’s formal revisions process.

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Hub Reports

RETIRED - an online repository of previous ILR submissions and reports, has been replaced by 'Submit Learner Data'.

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IDAMS Account

Access your government Information Management Services account, or register for one.

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ILR data: provider data self-assessment toolkit (PDSAT)

Provider data self assessment toolkit (PDSAT) and reports to help FE providers make accurate and complete individualised learner record (ILR) data returns.

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ILR specification, validation rules and appendices 2019 to 2020

Technical documents that define the ILR data that publicly funded providers must collect and return including ILR data returns calendar for 2019.

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Industry placements

Information about how industry placements for T Levels work and how employers can get involved.

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Industry placements: capacity and delivery fund (CDF) for 2019 to 2020 for providers in receipt of CDF in academic year 2018 to 2019

Information for 16 to 19 providers for industry placement(s) capacity and delivery funding (CDF) from academic year 2019 to 2020.

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Industry placements: capacity and delivery fund (CDF) for providers delivering in 2020 to 2021 academic year

Information for 16 to 19 providers delivering CDF industry placement(s) for academic year 2020 to 2021.

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Industry placements: capacity and delivery fund (CDF) for providers delivering in the 2021 to 2022 academic year

Information for 16 to 19 providers delivering CDF industry placement(s) for the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

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Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

An independent organisation which is funded by the DfE and represents employers to help develop apprenticeships and technical education. Also features an apprenticeship search tool.

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Introduction of T Levels

Find out what T Levels courses include and how they work with other qualifications including grading and UCAS points.

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Learner Record Service (LRS)

A national database of learners and their achievements, accessible by training providers and awarding bodies. Contains Personal Learner Records (PLR).

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Learner Support

Public information page describing how learner support operates, eligibility, and types of support available.

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Learning aim class codes

Sets out details of the classification and coding system used to record non-regulated activity in the Individualised Learner Record (ILR).

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Manage Your Education and Skills Funding

Use this service to sign documents, view your funding allocations, view the funding you’ve received, manage apprenticeship details, and tell the ESFA about your subcontractors.

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National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2019 to 2020

Tables showing provisional allocations for the schools, high needs and central school services blocks from 2019 to 2020 onwards.

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National Skills Fund

An overview of the National Skills Fund which aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects and support the economy.

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Office for Students (OfS)

The Office for Students (OfS) is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Education, acting as the regulator and competition authority for the higher education sector in England.

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Post-16 audit code of practice

Sets out the common standard for the provision of assurance in relation to funding of post-16 providers. Includes guidance on the annual assurance arrangements for sixth-form and further education …

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Publish to the Course Directory

This service is for learning providers who are contracted to the Education and Skills Funding Agency and provide courses in England for people aged 16-18 or 19+. Use this service to add, edit, and …

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Recruit an apprentice

This service is for registered training providers (including large employers with direct grant funding) to post vacancies and manage applications for apprenticeships and traineeships.

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Specification of the Individualised Learner Record (Latest Version)

To provide a technical specification of the data collection requirements and file format of the ILR to enable the intended audience to be able to meet the requirements for ILR data returns in the …

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Student Finance England for practitioners

Up to date information and supporting materials for SLC student finance products and services. This site is intended for those working in the education sector and provides guidance on the financial …

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T Level action plan

How we're reforming technical education and developing the T Level qualifications for post-16 students.

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T Levels (GOV.UK)

A public-facing website for students and employers to find out more about what T Levels are and how they work.

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UAL Awarding Body

UAL Awarding Body offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production, and Performing and Production Arts.

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UK Register of Learning Providers

The UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) is the portal for government departments, agencies, learners, and employers to share key information about learning providers.

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View Your Education Data

The 'View your education data' service provides analytical insights to support business intelligence and better decision making. It's designed for organisations working with the Education and Skills …

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VTCT

Offers a range of qualifications in Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality & Catering, Business & Retail, and Learning & …

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Withdrawal of funding approval from qualifications with no publicly funded enrolments for the funding year 2021 to 2022

Qualifications with no enrolments that the Education and Skills Funding Agency will remove funding approval from for new starts, from 1 August 2021.

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