16 services


Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

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  • Find an apprenticeship

    Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship - you must be 16 or over

  • Check what help you could get with childcare costs

    Check what help you might be able to get with childcare schemes like tax credits, Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and free childcare or education for 2 to 4-year-olds

  • Become an apprentice

    Becoming an apprentice - what to expect, apprenticeship levels, pay and training, making an application, complaining about an apprenticeship

  • Recruit an apprentice

    Advertise apprenticeship vacancies and manage applications.

  • Find a traineeship

    Apply for a traineeship in England - get ready to work or an apprenticeship

  • Professional and Career Development Loans

    Professional and Career Development Loans are low interest loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career - eligibility, and repayments and interest, helpline

  • 16 to 19 Bursary Fund

    Bursaries of up to £1,200 for students in further education, training or unpaid apprenticeships - what’s available, eligibility and how to apply

  • Apprenticeship agreement: template

    This agreement must be signed by the apprentice and the employer at the start of the apprenticeship.

  • Dance and Drama Awards: funding for students

    Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) help talented students with the cost of performing arts training - how much you'll get, how to apply

  • Advanced learner loans facility requests

    Use the forms to submit requests for growth and new facilities for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

  • Advertise an internship

    Use the Graduate Talent Pool to advertise internships to new and recent graduates.

  • Offer a trainee work experience

    Offer a trainee placement, advertise traineeships and find out about funding and grants

  • 16 to 18 traineeships performance-management point

    Use this form to submit requests for increases to your 16 to 18 traineeships contract values for the 2018 to 2019 funding year if you do not hold a 16 to 19 funding contract.

  • Exceptional learning support - cost form

    Use these forms to submit estimated costs and final claims for exceptional learning support.

  • Learner satisfaction survey – sample size calculator

    Helps providers calculate the minimum number of responses to the survey that is needed to guarantee a valid score.

  • Employer satisfaction survey – sample size calculator

    Helps providers calculate the minimum number of responses required for the survey.