Director, Further Education, 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, Further Education, ESFA

The Director, Further Education is responsible for:

  • the full range of intervention strategies - implementing a range of early and formal intervention strategies to prevent or remedy institutions’ poor performance in finance, quality or governance
  • supporting implementation of area reviews and other recommendations for structural change to improve the financial sustainability and quality of FE sector colleges
  • funding sixth forms, colleges and training providers to educate 16 to 19-year-olds and those with high needs to age 24, as well as providing bursaries to disadvantaged young people
  • funding and performance managing providers for delivery of the adult education budget, non-levy apprenticeships budget, and European Social Fund

Previous roles in government

  1. Director, Intervention and Young People's Funding Group, ESFA

    • 2016 to 2018