Guidance

How ESFA maintains oversight of Independent Training Providers (ITPs)

Guidance for ITPs explaining how the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will take action to address the potential risk of failure.

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This publication provides operational guidance for ITPs explaining how ESFA will take action to address the potential risk of failure.

ITPs includes a range of different legal entities with which the ESFA contracts. In this guidance we use the terms “ITPs” or “providers” to mean:

  • Independent Learning Providers
  • Independent Specialist Providers
  • Charitable and Commercial Providers
  • Special post-16 institutions (note that in this case the term “contract” in this document refers to the grant funding agreement)
  • Employer providers
Published 1 April 2019
Last updated 26 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the operational guide to reflect changes to RoATP, subcontracting, funding high risk organisations, establishment of a Large Provider Team and a new section on ESFA approach to investigations.

  2. Added information to contract enforcement section.

  3. First published.