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Key ESFA dates, guidance and services for further education and training providers.
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Adult education budget (AEB) funding rules
Sets out the rules that apply to ESFA funded AEB provision for the 2022 to 2023 funding year.
Advanced learner loans funding rules
Sets out the rules for provision funded by learners through advanced learner loans.
Apprenticeship funding rules
There are different funding rules for different apprenticeship start dates. You must follow the funding rules that apply to each apprentice.
European social fund (ESF) funding rules
Sets out the rules for funding the 2014 to 2020 ESF programme.
Rules and guidance for using 16 to 19 formula funding allocated by ESFA
Guidance documents that all education institutions receiving 16 to 19 formula funding must comply with.
Work with employers to recruit apprentices, add details of the apprentices they are going to train and manage details of the apprentices they are currently training.
Manage your education and skills funding
View your funding allocations and payments, sign documents and tell us about your subcontractors.
Submit learner data
Validate and submit your Individualised learner records (ILR), Earnings adjustment statements (EAS), ESF (European Social Fund) supplementary data and Funding claims.
View your education data
View interactive dashboards and benchmarking reports based on the data submitted by your organisation.
Learning records service
Allocate a Unique Learner Number (ULN) to a learner and view achievement data.
Find a learning aim
Find the latest information on available Qualifications, Standards, Apprenticeships, T-Levels and Units.
Provider data self-assessment toolkit (PDSAT)
Help complete your individualised learner record (ILR) data returns accurately and prepare for audit.
Funding information service (FIS)
Check how accurate your Individualised Learner Record (ILR) data is before submission.
College financial data collections
Upload financial statements and college financial returns. Use the College financial planning handbook for templates.
Publish to the course directory
Update or remove courses on the course directory which publishes to the National Careers Service.