Articles from Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

The #Apprenticeship Service launches new webinar programme for autumn 2019

Academies Financial Handbook published as a ‘digital’ product for the first time

Creating HTML prototypes of GOV.UK services: Academies Financial Handbook Chris Dry and James Fisk from ESFA’s Academies and Maintained Schools directorate (AMSD) describe how they have used a prototyping tool to transform the Academies Financial Handbook into a digital product:

Scaling up the #Apprenticeship assessment service

Angela Scale is one of the ESFA’s Product Managers in the Apprenticeship Service. Angela talks about how the launch of an application programming interface (API) for end-point assessment organisations will support the service as it grows.

New financial model for colleges to signal when financial health in decline

ESFA to simplify the way colleges submit their data ESFA are introducing a new way for colleges to submit their data which is set to help college governors, and the agency, spot signs of declining financial health and ensure preventative action can be taken at an earlier stage.

How #apprentices in England are assessed

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. An apprenticeship can be a standard or a framework. Apprenticeship standards will replace all the old apprenticeship frameworks by 2020.

Changes to apprenticeship payments for September

Changes to #apprenticeship payments for September which do not affect providers getting payment and on the date expected The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has today (6 Sept) confirmed a change to the way apprenticeship payments are made for September.

The National Careers Service course directory is changing

The course directory is changing to make it easier for providers to add their course information. As part of the measures to make the course directory easier for providers to add their course information, providers will see: a new simple interface, fewer fields to complete and mandatory learning aim reference (LAR) codes.

From business administration apprentice to user researcher

I started out as a business administration apprentice and now I help to design the online apprenticeship service.

The Education Secretary's response to Lord Tyrie's letter about school uniform

Gavin Williamson's response to the letter sent from the Competition and Markets Authority.

ESFA Update: 4 September 2019

Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers.


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