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1. Action: Condition Spend Data Collection (CSDC) 2017
We are conducting a data collection to understand the use made of the School Condition Allocation (SCA) for the 2016 to 2017 financial year. The deadline for submitting data is Friday 27 October 2017.
You can only submit data using our online portal. We have published a user guide which provides information on how to submit a CSDC return.
If you have any queries then please contact: ConditionSpend.COLLECTION@education.gov.uk.
2. Reminder: ILR R13 due by 14 September 2017
We would like to remind institutions that the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) R13 is due by Thursday 14 September 2017.
We have issued a short note in respect of R10 data issues. ILR institutions should read this before making their R13 and later R14 returns for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
3. Information: claims for 16 to 19 Bursary Fund for vulnerable students
The online form to claim from the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund for vulnerable students for the academic year 2017 to 2018 is now available on the Student Bursary Support Service (SBSS) portal.
4. Information: get information about schools
We are replacing the current EduBase system with a new service, get information about schools. This new service will be available on Monday 18 September. You can familiarise yourself with the new service before it goes live by visiting the test version.
Thank you to those users that have provided useful feedback, which is helping us to identify future improvements to the service.
All existing account details (managed through Secure Access) will continue to be valid once the new service is live and will provide the same privileges as now.
You should not make any changes to EduBase from 5pm on Friday 15 September so that data can be migrated to the new service over the weekend of 16/17 September.
5. Information: updated provider complaints procedure
We have a new provider complaints procedure for learners, which is available on GOV.UK.
Please familiarise yourselves with the procedure and update your internal and external communications and processes as required.
6. Information: Condition Data Collection (CDC) update
The Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme is collecting building condition data and some associated contextual data on approximately 22,000 schools – all the government maintained schools in England.
We are currently concluding the first of six tranches, and began surveying tranche 2 schools in July.