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Guidance

ESFA: supplementary data collection

How and when to submit supplementary data for programmes including the 2014 to 2020 European Social Fund (ESF).

Documents

ESFA: supplementary data collection guidance

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ESFA: supplementary data validation rules

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ESFA: supplementary data collection example file

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ESFA: supplementary data collection guidance: version 2

This document sets out how funding can be claimed and adjusted through the supplementary data collection, including contract deliverables in the 2014 to 2020 European Social Fund (ESF) programme. This data must be submitted alongside your individualised learner record (ILR) return.

It also provides a technical specification of the data collection requirements, for those who make data returns, implement data specifications and design information systems; including management information (MI) managers, software writers and suppliers.

We have amended paragraph 43 of this document to read - you can use this cost type for the Actual Costs (AC01) deliverable.

You must also refer to the ESF funding rates and formula document, which outlines the principles behind the ESF funding system.

ESFA: supplementary data validation rules

This document sets out the validation rules for the supplementary data collection, for those who make data returns, implement data specifications and design information systems; including management information (MI) managers, software writers and suppliers.

ESFA: supplementary data collection example file

This document is an example file for the supplementary data collection, in csv format. You must create a file for submission if required; this example file could be used as a template if you remove the sample data contained within it.

You must also refer to the supplementary data collection guidance and supplementary data validation rules, as found on this page.

For technical documents that define the ILR data that publicly funded providers must collect and return including ILR data returns calendar, please refer to the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) collection page.