The next obligatory set of Subcontractor Declarations from 2021-2022 is open.
As per your agreement or contract and the subcontracting fund rules, organizations that deliver ESFA funding for post-16 education, as well as learning programs which include Adult Education Budget (AEB) and apprenticeships, traineeships European Social Fund (ESF), and programs for 16-19, should disclose their 2021-2022 subcontracting arrangements with us.
All providers must declare their subcontracting arrangements for August 1, 2021, until July 31, 2022, via MYESF, the Manage Your Education and Skills Funding Service (MYESF). If you contract with 16-19 provision, You are reminded to declare the subcontracting employment or enrichment (EEP) activities within the declaration. We will need a second breakdown of EEP subcontracting for future collections, and this will be made known via Update.
The deadline for your declaration is February 11, 2022, by 5 pm.
2. Reminder: mid-year claims for funding from 2021 through 2022
The window for mid-year funding claims opens at 9 am on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. It is required to file your mid-year funding claim before 5 pm on February 11, 2022.
Claim forms will soon be accessible via Submit Learner Data. Refer to the 2021-2022 guidelines for funding claims for more information.
You’ll need to apply if you can receive money through these contracts:
- Grant-funded grant funded ESFA funding Adult Education Budget (AEB) (Adult Skills Community Learning, 19-24 Training, and National Skills Fund Level 3 Adult Offer)
- Grant-funded grant funded Advanced Learner Loans Bursary (ALLB)
Once you’ve completed your claim, you will be able to see it on Manage your Education and Skills funding.
If you have any questions regarding this, you can contact your Territorial Director.
3. Information: list of the declared subcontractors
The first edition of the 2021-2022 list of subcontractors declared is available on GOV.UK. It was based on data from declarations made by ESFA funding suppliers.
The list of subcontractors that have been declared lists subcontractors that have contracts worth a minimum PS100,000 and with at least one ESFA-funded provider of post-16 services for education and training, which include adults education budget (AEB) as well as apprenticeships, traineeships, European Social Fund (ESF) and programs for 16-19 years old. The list also contains the specific values of the subcontracts.
For more information, go to the list of declared subcontractors on GOV.UK.
4. Information on high need place changes 2022 results of change requests to 2023
We have published the highest demand for change results 2022-2023. These results will provide the funding numbers for the 2022-2023 academic year at academies, free schools, colleges for further education, and independent educational institutions.
You should check the outcomes published whenever you can to make sure the results are in line with the expected numbers. If an institution isn’t included, there was no notification of any change for the institution, and the 2021-2022 place numbers will determine the 2022-2023 allocation.
Academies, local authorities, or educational institutions may contact ESFA to inquire about their 2022-2023 location numbers between January 19 and February 4, 2022.
Further information on the inquiry window is available in the High Needs Place guideline for the change process.
5. Allocation toolkits are can be used to assist with 2022 to 2023 revenue allocations for funding
The allocation calculator toolkits (ACT) confirms that we have utilized 2020 to 2021 Learner Record (ILR) information to calculate the funding elements used to calculate the 2022-2023 revenue allocations that have been made accessible through Document Exchange.
If you have questions following our advice, Contact us using our online inquiry form.
6. Information: accessibility and review of pro forma qualification achievement rates (QAR) 2020-2021 and data query window until January 31, 2022
Provisional QAR 2020-2021 data was released today, and we apologize for the delay that occurred because of an issue with the technology that prevented this data’s release.
Providers have access to their data via access to their data through the View Your Education Data portal. After reviewing the data, the providers will be given until 5 pm, Monday, January 31, 2022, to notify the department of concerns regarding how we’ve implemented our methodology as published. There is no way to request corrections or modifications for your 2020-2021 Personalised Learning Record (ILR) information.
If you have questions regarding the provisional data, you can fill out and submit the data query form that is available on GOV. Choose that QAR is the query option and request us to allocate your question to ‘ESFA Business Operation QAR.’ The UK and submit via our online form.
Alongside this data release in response to feedback from suppliers, we’ve also given clarifications on technical specifications and business rules such as:
Changes to the table of exclusions for traineeships to include “Aims” where students who are unemployed and claiming Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) within the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG) are unable to continue their education until they have completed their training successfully because they have already started working.
amendment to the contents table of the QAR datasets to add mention of ‘Orig_Learn_Start_Date’
These documents offer technical information regarding our process to create the QAR dataset. They should be read along with the business rules that provide the method used to calculate QARs for 2020-2021 and can be found for achievement rates in qualification 2020-2021 on GOV.UK.
7. Information on the latest COVID-19 information for FE providers
7.1 New template for college students and faculty to provide the results of tests
The ability to report test results each time staff or students take a lateral flow devices (LFD) test ensures that the NHS always has the latest and most precise information available. This allows the NHS to track the locations where the virus is circulating, provide assistance where needed, and protect communities in the United States.
Colleges can now access the new form template for staff and students to report tests results. Tests are also made available online on the COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test page, which will take only about a few minutes. It is essential to remind your students and staff of the necessity of reporting all test results, regardless of whether they are positive, negative, or void in any way for NHS Test and Trace and their settings.
It is crucial to keep up regularly with LFD tests and reports every week. It is possible to access the latest testing toolkit to see examples of good practice and learn how you can use the tools to boost the rate of testing and reporting in your workplace.
7.2 National book service available for 16-17-year-olds to make bookings for booster vaccinations
16and 17-year-olds can today book their COVID-19 booster jab on the internet. Share this information with your students. There are also some new booster communications resources available for you to utilize.
Since the vaccination program was rolled out to the teenage group on August 20, 2021, over 889,700 teens – 7 in 10 teens between 16-17 – have received their first vaccination. More than 600,000 people in this age group have also received their second shot.
Invitations will be distributed this week to encourage people from this category to make an appointment online using the appointment booking service by calling 119 or visiting their local walk-in clinic at the earliest time they can.
7.3 Information on vaccinations for students who work in social and health care
It is essential to notice that beginning on April 1 1st, all Health and Social Care students of 18 or over who plan to take an internship in any CQC accredited setting will have to be completely vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
These settings likely require the same treatment for teenagers aged 16-17. We ask that all students be reminded to avail the vaccine offers. The first dose is due before February 3 to receive their second one by April 1.