• Agency boss writes warning letter to all college principals

    The outgoing boss of the Education and Skills Funding Agency has fired a warning shot across the bows to all colleges on the importance of reliable financial and data management. Peter Lauener (pictured above) reminded college principals– or “accounting officers” – of their responsibilities in this area and the consequences of failing to meet them,

    17.09 Apr. 20th, 2017 | News

  • SFA criticised for 'total farce' over key provider submission failures

    Management by the Skills Finding Agency of a key provider submission of learner data has been labelled a “total farce” and “very disturbing”, after it opted against extending the deadline for a second time following continued software problems. The SFA online data collection system, known as the ‘Hub’, is understood to have initially gone down on December

    19.01 Dec. 7th, 2016 | News

  • Employers more satisfied with private training providers than colleges

    Private training providers will be patting themselves on the back this week, following Skills Funding Agency research that revealed they are significantly more popular with employers than general FE colleges. Training providers scored a massive 83.9 per cent for employer satisfaction according to the results of the latest SFA employer satisfaction survey, while colleges’ rating

    10.23 Oct. 14th, 2016 | News