How the Skills Funding Agency will intervene with providers

Describes how the SFA will engage or intervene with providers who are underperforming or at risk of underperforming.


SFA: approach to intervention (November 2015)

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The SFA regularly reviews the performance of all colleges and training organisations. This document describes how the SFA will formally intervene with providers that do not meet acceptable quality and financial standards.

Further information on ESFA’s approach to college financial health and control notices in cases of structural change and/or merger is published on

For information about early intervention and prevention for sixth-form colleges and general further education colleges please visit the college funding: early intervention and prevention page.