• SFA and EFA merger will clear way for Lauener to retire

    The Education and Skills Funding Agencies are preparing for an imminent merger that will clear the way for their boss Peter Lauener to retire, FE Week has learned. Mr Lauener held the role of EFA chief executive before he took on the top job at the SFA in November 2014, and has already overseen major

    17.00 Mar. 3rd, 2017 | News

  • ‘Incredibly unfair’ funding quirk riles colleges

    Colleges have hit out at an “incredibly unfair” flaw in the notorious English and maths condition-of-funding rule – which makes it impossible to achieve 100 percent compliance, and could cost them funding. An Education Funding Agency rule states that any study-programme learners who don’t already have at least a C in English and maths must

    9.39 Dec. 9th, 2016 | News

  • EFA funding falls by over 20% for three colleges

    Three colleges have seen the funding they receive for 16- to 19-year-old learners drop by more than 20 per cent since last year, according to the latest figures. The Education Funding Agency 2016/17 allocations, published in November, shows that funding has fallen by 2.2 per cent across the sector as a whole compared with 2015/16.

    13.00 Dec. 5th, 2016 | News

  • DfE takes back £3m from colleges failing in English and maths

    Colleges across the country have lost almost £3 million in Education Funding Agency cash through failure to comply with the notorious maths and English condition of funding rule. The combined figure includes City of Liverpool College, which was hardest hit through losing almost £500,000. It was originally stated by the government that any 16 to

    14.00 Dec. 3rd, 2016 | News