ESFA Driving Data Collection for FE Sector

The ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency) is encouraging training providers, employer providers, and colleges to take part in a voluntary data collection scheme ahead of this month’s deadline. The data being collected pertains to your staff and vacancies. It is intended to provide an initial view of the sector in order to support future … Continue reading ESFA Driving Data Collection for FE Sector

FE Funding Rates Survey: Deadline Extended

The ESFA has extended the deadline of a survey reviewing FE funding rates. The survey – which is now open until Friday 30th July – asks FE training providers to give their view on whether current funding rates are suitable for supporting “high cost and high value” training provision. In a statement the ESFA said: … Continue reading FE Funding Rates Survey: Deadline Extended

ESFA Communities to Replace FEconnect

If you’re a Further Education or training provider, you may well be familiar with FEconnect. However, now it’s time to familiarise yourself with its successor, ESFA Communities. As an online forum for funding and data issues in apprenticeships and Further Education, FEconnect provided a community space for professionals in the sector. However, this forum – … Continue reading ESFA Communities to Replace FEconnect

Survey Closing: Recognition of Prior Learning

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is seeking feedback on a current piece of apprenticeship guidance, and the deadline is fast approaching. The guidance – Apprenticeships: Recognition of Prior Learning – provides information about the need for initial assessment (IA) and recognition of prior learning (PL) at the commencement of an apprenticeship. It is … Continue reading Survey Closing: Recognition of Prior Learning

ESFA Publishes Apprenticeship Training Guides

Article updated 27/05/2021 to include “The Road to a Quality Apprenticeship Guidance” The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published a series of how-to guides for training providers and employers on delivering high-quality apprenticeships. Training Provider Guide The first guide, which is titled “Provider Guide to Delivering High-Quality Apprenticeships”, is intended for both new … Continue reading ESFA Publishes Apprenticeship Training Guides

ROATP Refresh Coming in May 2021

This year, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is making changes to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). The ESFA is aiming to encourage training providers to only register where there is an identified skills need. The changes will also ensure that training providers remaining on the register are the most “skilled and … Continue reading ROATP Refresh Coming in May 2021

Guidance: Record Keeping for Training Providers

The Government has published official guidance on record keeping and retention of information specifically for UK training providers. As an ESFA-approved training provider, it is your responsibility to meet UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 requirements. You must also keep evidence to show that you are using ESFA funding in an appropriate way. The … Continue reading Guidance: Record Keeping for Training Providers