Further education colleges: financial intervention and exceptional support

How the department will protect students when a further education college seeks exceptional financial support.



This document sets out policy on how the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will protect learners when a further education college has financial difficulties.

This guidance includes information on the:

  • importance of good financial management
  • effects on a college when they seek exceptional financial support
  • decision-making process
  • relationship with area reviews
Published 15 October 2015
Last updated 11 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Changed the policy owners to DfE and updated the information about area reviews.
  2. First published.