Further education funding

Agreements and allocations, performance management rules, funding bands, process for seeking funding.

Services

  1. 16 to 18 traineeships and adult education budget growth requests

    Use this form to submit requests for increases to your 16 to 18 traineeships and adult education budget contract values for the 2017 to 2018 funding year.

  2. Advanced learner loans facility requests

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

  3. Exceptional learning support - cost form

    Use these forms to submit estimated costs and final claims for exceptional learning support.

  1. SFA capital funding: evaluation documents

    Colleges that have received capital funding from the Skills Funding Agency must complete these forms.

  2. Further education area reviews: transition grants

    How sixth-form and further education colleges can apply for transition grants to support significant changes recommended in area reviews.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Apprenticeship funding bands
  2. Apprenticeship funding and performance management rules 2017 to 2018
  3. Register of apprenticeship training providers
  1. SFA funding rules

    • Detailed guide
    • Closed organisation: Skills Funding Agency and Education and Skills Funding Agency
  2. How to take on an apprentice

    • Detailed guide
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
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News and communications

  1. Multi-million pound fund for adult learning announced

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. ESFA e-bulletin: 1 March 2018 (issue 209)

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
  3. Prime Minister launches major review of post-18 education

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  4. ESFA e-bulletin: 8 February 2018 (issue 206)

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
  5. ESFA e-bulletin: 1 February 2018 (issue 205)

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. Review of post-18 education and funding: terms of reference

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  2. Skills funding letter: April 2017 to March 2018

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: Skills Funding Agency
    • Policy paper
  3. Apprenticeship funding from May 2017

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: Skills Funding Agency
    • Policy paper
  4. 2010 to 2015 government policy: further education and training

    • Closed organisation: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  5. Apprenticeship funding reform in England: payment mechanisms and funding principles

    • Closed organisation: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Department for Education
    • Consultation outcome
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Transparency

  1. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
  2. FE data library: apprenticeship vacancies

    • Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Statistical data set
  3. FE data library: local authority tables

    • Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Statistical data set
  4. Funding allocations to training providers: 2017 to 2018

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  5. 16 to 19 allocation data: 2017 to 2018 academic year

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Transparency
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