Online Workshop: Understanding ESFA compliance and its audit process for apprenticeship standards (new dates – March & April)
Mar 31

Online Workshop: Understanding ESFA compliance and its...

In this one-day workshop, we’ll give you a clear overview of the ESFA compliance and auditing...


In this one-day workshop, we’ll give you a clear overview of the ESFA compliance and auditing...

  • In light of recent government guidance, this workshop will now be held online. SDN host online training for thousands of individuals each year, so have lots of experience of facilitating effective events in this way.

    The content will be broken down in separate sessions and held throughout the day, with regular breaks and plenty of time for Q&A.

    There will be two sessions. 31 March 2020 and 23 April 2020.

    Meeting the funding rules for apprenticeships is a continually evolving challenge. Standards have brought with them new programmes, higher price points and greater complexity in the employer relationship and a significant elevation of risk.

    Funding errors and the probability of inaccurately over-claiming or under-claiming are more common than you think!

    In this one-day workshop, we’ll give you a clear overview of the ESFA compliance and auditing process for apprenticeship standards, how you can self-assess your compliance ahead of any ESFA monitoring, meet the funding rules and safeguard your funding.

    The online workshop, taking place on 31 March and 23 April, will take you through:

    • An overview of ESFA compliance and audit processes
    • What evidence ESFA auditors will want to see
    • Establishing a robust evidence collection system – blending quality with compliance
    • How to sample the quality of your data and reduce errors
    • Common pitfalls – over-claiming and under-claiming
    • Examples of effective practice and actions you can take with your staff

    Who this workshop is for

    This workshop is for any apprenticeship provider – whether an establish provider, a new provider, an HEI or employer – looking for a greater understanding of ESFA evidence requirements, auditing processes and apprenticeship funding assurance more broadly. This could, for example, include senior managers, mid-level / compliance managers, senior administrators or programme leads looking for a greater understanding of the implementation of the rules.

    Facilitators and speakers

    The workshop will be facilitated by SDN Senior Associate, David Lockhart-Hawkins. David lives and breathes the ESFA funding rules and has worked with providers across the country to establish effective compliance systems. David’s been at the forefront of the apprenticeship reform compliance strategies, helping providers prepare to deliver standards.


    Important: This workshop will now take place online.

    Why an SDN workshop?

    SDN are leading experts in apprenticeship implementation of quality and compliance, having worked directly with over 1,000 apprenticeship organisations across the country. SDN supported many of the trailblazer employer groups developing standards and have worked with organisations across the country to launch and grow their apprenticeship provision.

    Cost and payment

    Places on the workshop cost £225 (+vat) per person

    To book your place

    Please visit the SDN website:

    Any questions, please email:

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  • Date & Time
    Mar 31 2020 at 10:00 AM - Apr 23 2020 at 04:00 PM
  • Location & full address
  • Event Admins
    Strategic Development Network (SDN)


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