Further education financial management and data collection

Individualised Learner Record (ILR) and other learner data, capital transactions for sixth-form colleges, submitting accounts.


  1. 16 to 18 traineeships performance-management point

    Use this form to submit requests for increases to your 16 to 18 traineeships contract values for the 2018 to 2019 funding year.

  2. Advanced learner loans facility requests

    Use the forms to submit requests for growth and new facilities for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

  3. Sixth-form college capital transactions: forms

    Forms SF1 (significant disposals) and SFC2 (significant acquisitions) for capital transactions in sixth-form colleges.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. ILR specification, validation rules and appendices 2018 to 2019
  2. ESFA funding claims and reconciliation
  3. ESFA: Inform
  4. Individualised learner record (ILR): check that data is accurate
  5. ILR guides and templates for 2018 to 2019
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News and communications

  1. ESFA Update: 18 July 2018
  2. ESFA Update: 4 July 2018
  3. ESFA Update: 20 June 2018
  4. Higher education quality and data bodies: notice of designation
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Research and statistics

  1. College staff survey: 2018
  2. Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2017
  3. The costs of providing levels 4 and 5 in further education
  4. Continuing vocational training survey
  5. Post-16 institutions omnibus: wave 4 survey
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving further education workforce data: call for evidence
  2. Developing an insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-form sector
  3. Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) memorandum
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Uplift factors and postcode files
  2. 16 to 19 subcontracting
  3. Further education area reviews: example data packs
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