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Guidance: ESFA assurance work on post-16 funding

Information on the common issues arising from reviews undertaken by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on provider data.


Common findings from funding assurance work on post-16 providers and institutions



ESFA’s Provider Market Oversight Assurance Team have completed their annual programme of assurance work on post-16 funding claimed by providers on the following programmes:

  • 16 to 19 study programmes
  • apprenticeships
  • adult education budget (AEB)
  • Advanced Learner Loans
  • European Social Funding (ESF)

The report shares details of common issues arising from the programme of reviews relating to 2017 to 2018 funding year.

We are publishing this assurance work to raise awareness with providers and improve compliance with the relevant funding rules.

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