Financial management for further education providers

Preparing colleges' annual financial statements, funding rates and formula, exceptional support, advanced learner loans.


  1. Advanced learner loans facility requests

    Use the forms to submit requests for growth and new facilities for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  2. Non-levy apprenticeship performance-management point

    Use this form to submit requests for increases to your non-levy apprenticeship contract value for the 2018 to 2019 funding year.

Guidance and regulation

  1. ESFA: financial planning handbook and financial plan
  2. SFA financial assurance: funding assurance review programmes
  3. ESFA funding claims and reconciliation
  1. College accounts direction

    • Guidance
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
  2. Financial benchmarking tool for colleges

    • Guidance
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
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News and communications


  1. The costs of providing levels 4 and 5 in further education

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  2. Decisions about A level class sizes

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. College accounts data: 2011 to 2012 academic year

    • Closed organisation: Education Funding Agency
    • Transparency
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