Director, Apprenticeships, ESFA

Peter Mucklow


Peter Mucklow was appointed Director of Further Education in April 2018.

His previous roles include:

  • Director, Intervention and Young People’s Funding Group, ESFA
  • Director, Supporting Children and Young People Group, Department for Education (DfE)
  • Deputy Director, Young People Division, DfE
  • Director, Planning, Performance and Partnerships, Children and Young People’s Directorate, Sheffield City Council
  • Deputy Director, Finance and Strategy; Children and Young People’s Directorate, Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • Deputy Director, Workforce Development; Children and Young People’s Directorate, Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

Director, Apprenticeships, ESFA

The Director, Apprenticeships:

  • is responsible for the apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship funding service
  • leads the ESFA’s work on policy and implementation for apprenticeships
  • responsible for designing and delivering the apprenticeship funding system
  • leads the National Apprenticeship Service and the ESFA’s work in engaging employers and employer groups to increase participation in apprenticeships
  • encourages colleges and providers to deliver more high-quality apprenticeships, and intervening in cases of failure or high risk

Education and Skills Funding Agency

Previous roles in government

  • Director, Young People, EFA