Guidance

SFA financial assurance: funding assurance review programmes

How the Agency selects colleges for funding assurance reviews and how the related documents will be used by the SFA and appointed auditors.

Documents

Adult skills budget funding assurance review documentation 2013 to 2014

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Selection of colleges 2012 to 2013

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16-19 and adult skills budget final claims and 16-18 apprenticeships assurance review 2012 to 2013

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Details

Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2016 to 2017

This zip file contains documentation that the ESFA’s Provider Risk and Assurance team and other appointed auditors will use to audit the current apprenticeship programme, adult education programme, 16 to 19 provision and advanced learner loans for a sample of providers and to give their opinion on whether they comply with the funding rules. It includes guidance notes for PDSAT users on how to review PDSAT report output.

Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2015 to 2016

This zip file contains documentation that the SFA’s provider financial management and assurance team and other appointed auditors will use to audit the adult skills budget, 16 to 18 provision (apprenticeships and traineeships) and EFA funded 16 to 19 provision for a sample of providers and to give their opinion on whether they comply with the funding rules. It includes an overview of the assurance approach and guidance notes for PDSAT users on how to review PDSAT report output.

Selecting colleges for funding assurance reviews 2012 to 2013

Sets out proposals for how the Skills Funding Agency will select colleges for funding assurance reviews of their 2012 to 2013 data. It will be of interest to all colleges.

16 to 19 and adult skills budget final claims and 16 to 18 apprenticeships assurance review documentation 2012 to 2013

Documentation that will be used by the Agency’s appointed funding auditors to audit a sample of providers’ funding claims and to give their opinion on whether the providers’ 16 to 19 and adult skills budget and 16 to 18 apprenticeships funding claims comply with funding requirements.

An overview of the audit process is included within the E1 Assurance Overview and Planning Guidance document.

Adult skills budget funding assurance review documentation

Documentation that will be used by the Agency’s auditors to audit a sample of providers’ adult skills budget provision and to give their opinion on whether this provision complies with the funding requirements.

Published 7 March 2014
Last updated 3 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. New version of Apprenticeships AEB 16 to 19 and all assurance review working papers 2016 to 2017 uploaded on 3 August 2017.
  2. Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2016 to 2017 uploaded on 21 April 2017.
  3. New version of Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2015 to 2016 uploaded on 24 October 2016.
  4. Revised Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2015 to 2016 zip file uploaded on 2 September 2016 for publication on 5 September 2016.
  5. Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2015 to 2016 ZIP file updated on 9 May 2016.
  6. Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2015 to 2016 uploaded on 2 February 2016.
  7. New information and a ZIP file about Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2015 to 2016 uploaded on 21 December 2015.
  8. New version of ASB 16 to 18 apprenticeships OLASS and EFA funded 16 to 19 working papers uploaded on 24 July 2015.
  9. New overview of the assurance approach and guidance notes for PDSAT user on how to review PDSAT report output uploaded on 3 March 2015.
  10. Assurance review documentation for the funding year 2014 to 2015 uploaded on 30 January 2015.
  11. First published.