SFA subcontracting to a second level: seeking written approval

Describes how providers can get permission from the SFA to subcontract funding for education and training to a second level.


Subcontracting to a second level

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Outlines the information the Agency needs in order to review requests from providers to subcontract to a second level (where a subcontractor further subcontracts to another legal entity).

Second level subcontracting will only be allowed with the express consent of the Chief Executive of Skills Funding, and then only in exceptional circumstances. Providers must obtain permission at the start of each acadamic year to subcontract to a second level.

If a provider has started second-level subcontracting arrangements for 2013 to 2014 without obtaining permission, they must get retrospective permission.

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