• Anger as apprenticeship providers asked to log off-the-job training

    Providers will be asked to log apprentices’ off-the-job training hours to prove that the deeply unpopular minimum funding requirement is being met, the government has revealed. A new data field for individual learner records (ILR) – which is to be updated monthly – is supposed to “help” providers “demonstrate compliance” with the requirement for at

    13.59 Feb. 15th, 2018 | News

  • ESFA threatens to bring forward data deadlines

    The ESFA has threatened to move the deadlines for individualised learner records (ILR) forward because it reckons too many providers submit on the last day. The threat has sparked anguish from colleges and ITPs across the country – and one disgruntled person has even asked the agency not to “keep beating us with a stick”.

    13.00 Nov. 10th, 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