1. Action: final funding request for 2021 to 2022

The last funding application window opened at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Please submit your final application for funding by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022. The application form will be available on Submit Learner Data.

Your principal or delegated authority must digitally sign your application on Manage Your Education and Skills Funding by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

You will need to submit a claim if you receive funds through these contracts:

  • Grant Funded – Adult Education Budget (AEB) funded by ESFA (Adult Skills, Community Learning, 19-24 Internships and National Skills Fund, Level 3 Adult Provision)
  • funded grant – Advanced Learner Loan Bursary (ALLB)
  • 16 to 19 education

Once you have submitted your application, you will also be able to view it on the Manage Your Education and Skills Funding page within fifteen minutes.

If you have any questions, please use the ESFA Help Center to contact us.

2. Reminder: FE workforce data collection from 2021 to 2022 is still open for return

FE workforce data collection from 2021 to 2022 is still open for feedback. Remember that this is mandatory for all relevant providers and that collection ends on November 25.

To access the Staff, Vacancies, and Governors collections, use the Submit Learner Data login process.

If you need an account, please follow our IDAMS account instructions.

We will publish the results in spring 2023, for the benefit of providers and key stakeholders, such as Ofsted and industry representatives.

We have also published guidance documents for collections to help staff completing collections.

3. Information: Ages 16 to 19 and Adult Income Funding Benefits for 2022 to 2023

We have published the 16 to 19 income funding allocations for the 2022 to 2023 academic year on GOV.UK.

The publication covers ESFA-funded schools, academies and higher education institutions for 16-19 year olds and 19-25 year olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

We have also published the adult, apprenticeship and internship funding allocations for the 2022 to 2023 academic year for training providers.

The publication covers funding values ​​for colleges, training organizations and employers with an adult education budget, apprenticeship, advanced learning loan or internship contract for 2022 to 2023.

We publish both sets of allocation data annually for the sake of transparency.

For the 2022 to 2023 funding year, we plan to release the online version of PDSAT next month.

We have posted a PDSAT online update with more information from GOV.UK. This contains information on the possibility for suppliers to pre-register before publication, allowing them to access PDSAT online as soon as it is available.

The pre-registration period for suppliers is now open and will be available for two weeks. Service providers can pre-register by completing our online form.

We will release a similar pre-registration phase for non-vendors (auditors, consultants, MCAs, etc.) next week.

5. Information: weekly reports on apprenticeship and traineeship offers from local authorities

Each week we produce a series of reports showing all live apprenticeship and traineeship offers in each local authority area. Reports are an Excel version of the Find an Apprenticeship website.

These reports are used by career counselors, teachers, and stakeholders such as DWP job coaches and school counselors to promote available opportunities.

If you would like to sign up to receive the reports, please contact [email protected]

Please indicate which regional report you would like to receive:

  • North
  • Midlands
  • South
  • London and South East
  • or you can choose to receive reports for all regions