News: June 2019

DynamoNet – Update from our Chair

Part of the Dynamo plan has been to work on projects where a collective voice from the NE tech industry can achieve bigger things than individual companies may have ‘airtime’ to deliver. This has been the…

European Social Fund: Supplementary Data Guidance

The SFA have published guidance for the supplementary data collection for the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014 to 2020 Programme. The collection is for claiming and adjusting costs not collected through the individualised learner record. This…

Advanced Learner Loans 2016 to 2017

The Advanced Learner Loans 2016 to 2017 application service will be available from 16 May. This is for learners who wish to start eligible qualifications from 1 August 2016 funded with a loan. To support this,…

Legal Entitlements: Eligible Qualifications

The SFA have published updated guidance on how we identify qualifications that are eligible for funding as part of Legal Entitlements for 2016 to 2017. They have also published: a. An updated list of the qualifications…

Publicly-funded Qualifications Guidance

The SFA have published updated publicly-funded qualifications guidance for awarding organisations. These documents describe how we identify qualifications that are eligible for funding as part of: a. 19 to 23 year-old learners’ legal entitlement to a…

Provider Gateway : Quality Improvement Activity Documents

Please do not upload quality improvement activity documents to the self-assessment report (SAR) section of the Provider Gateway after 31 March. Where supplied, the SFA will collate all quality improvement activity documents uploaded from 1 April…

Funding Rules 2016 to 2017 Version 2

The SFA have published Version 2 of the Funding Rules 2016 to 2017. The SFA have updated these based on your feedback, which they have used to clarify content. The documents set out the rules for…

Apprenticeship Levy : How It W ill Work

Last week, BIS published guidance about how the apprenticeship levy will work. The apprenticeship levy will apply to all UK employers in both the private and public sectors that pay annual bills of more than £3…

Funding Statements 2016 to 2017

This week, the SFA will make 2016 to 2017 funding statements available on the Hub. The funding statements set out your allocations for: * Adult Education Budget (including Community Learning and Discretionary Learner Support) * Adult…

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