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1. Action: submission of external assurance on subcontracting controls certificates by providers and employer-providers who deliver adult provision, including apprenticeships and traineeships
You must send your completed certificates for 2017 to 2018 to CF1718.SUBCONTRACTING@education.gov.uk by Friday, 14 September.
You can find information about this requirement in the updated guidance document alongside the certificate proforma on GOV.UK.
If you have any queries, please contact the service desk.
2. Action: funding claims 2017 to 2018 – year-end claim
Your 2017 to 2018 year-end claim form will be available on the Hub from 9am Monday 17 September and will close at 4pm Friday 21 September.
You will need to submit a claim if you receive funds through:
- a grant for your adult education budget (AEB)
- a grant for your 16 to 19 funding
- a grant with an advanced learner loans bursary contract
- a learner support contract
- a community learning contract
Once you have submitted your claim on the Hub, you will be able to view it on the Skills Funding Service within 15 minutes.
We will shortly publish a user guide to support you when submitting your claim.
For further information or related queries, please email the service desk.
3. Information: sharing of pupil premium eligibility and SEN pupil data with schools and academies with post-16 students and specialist post-16 institutions
From 3 September 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) is giving schools, academies and free schools with post-16 students, as well as specialist post-16 institutions, access to data about their new intake of students. Colleges were given access to this data from September 2016.
The data includes details of students’ eligibility for pupil premium funding when they were in year 11 in 2017 to 2018 and any SEN support received at school. This is to enable these institutions to effectively identify and monitor their cohort of disadvantaged students and to put in place effective interventions to support them.
We are supplying this information through an existing secure data transfer system (Key to Success). You can find further information and technical guidance about accessing this data on the Key to Success system.