Education, training and skills

Schools and academies, further and higher education, apprenticeships and other skills training, student funding, early years.


  1. Student finance login

    Your student finance online account - check payment dates, track an application, change details, reset password, find customer reference numbers

  2. Find an apprenticeship

    Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship - you must be 16 or over

  3. Student finance

    Student finance - student loans or student grants for tuition fees and living costs, extra help, student loan repayments

  4. Student finance calculator

    Student finance calculator - get a quick estimate of what student loans, grants, bursaries and other funding you could get - for full-time, part-time and EU students

  5. Apply for a primary school place

    Apply for a state primary school place through your local council

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Find postgraduate teacher training courses in England
  2. Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)
  3. Teachers' standards
  4. SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years
  5. Keeping children safe in education
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News and communications

  1. ESFA Update: 16 January 2019
  2. Gosforth youngsters prepare for Lego League challenge with LLWR presentation
  3. Amanda Spielman launches EIF consultation proposals
  4. School inspection update: academic year 2018 to 2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Education inspection framework: overview of research
  2. Access arrangements for GCSE, AS and A Level: 2017 to 2018 academic year
  3. State-funded school inspections and outcomes: management information
  4. Further education and skills data
  5. Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from September 2018 to August 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education
  2. Funding increases to teachers’ pensions employer contributions
  3. Value for money in higher education
  4. T Level action plan
  5. Voluntary-aided schools capital scheme: equalities impact assessment
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. South-East England and south London headteacher board
  2. North of England headteacher board
  3. Lancashire and west Yorkshire headteacher board
  4. East Midlands and the Humber headteacher board
  5. Free schools and UTCs: successful applications
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