Guidance and regulation

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Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

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  • Academies budget forecast returns

    Information to help academy trusts submit their budget forecast returns to the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Apprenticeship funding rules

    Information about funding for training and assessing apprentices in England.

  • Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools

    How much pupil premium funding schools and non-mainstream schools receive, how they should spend it, and how we hold them to account.

  • PE and sport premium for primary schools

    How much PE and sport premium funding schools receive and advice on how it should be spent.

  • Apprenticeship funding bands

    Sets out the funding bands that will apply for existing apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship standards.

  • Higher and degree apprenticeships

    Provides information for young people on the opportunities, progression and benefits of doing a higher or degree apprenticeship.

  • Register of apprenticeship training providers

    Organisations that are eligible to receive government funding to train apprentices.

  • LRS organisational portal

    Guidance about accessing the LRS organisational portal and latest releases.

  • A guide to apprenticeships

    Find out what it’s like to be an apprentice – the opportunities, benefits and just how far an apprenticeship can take you in the future.

  • Teachers' pay grant: allocations for 2019 to 2020 financial year

    Allocations and conditions of grant for schools and local authorities for the teachers' pay grant for April 2019 to March 2020.

  • Register of end-point assessment organisations

    Information for employers looking for an independent end-point assessment organisation and potential applicants to the register of apprentice assessment organisations.

  • Independent special schools and colleges

    Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

  • How to register and use the apprenticeship service as an employer

    Sign in or register to access funds to pay for apprenticeship training.

  • Academies chart of accounts

    Financial data structure and guide for academy trust financial returns.

  • Apprenticeship funding rules for training providers

    These apprenticeship funding rules apply to training providers.

  • Apprenticeships: off-the-job training

    How employers and training providers should meet the 20% off-the-job training requirement for apprentices, with some best practice examples.

  • Creative and design apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the creative and design sector.

  • How to take on an apprentice

    Information about how apprenticeship funding works for employers who want to take on an apprentice.

  • Adult education budget funding and performance management rules 2018 to 2019

    Sets out the rules that apply to all adult education budget (AEB) funded provision for the 2018 to 2019 funding year.

  • Academies Financial Handbook

    A handbook issued by ESFA that describes financial requirements for academy trusts.