ESFA Update continuing education: February 9, 2022

1. Reminder: Mid-year funding requests for 2021 to 2022

The mid-year funding application window opened at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Please submit your mid-year funding request by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022.

The complaint form will be available at Submit learner data. For more information, please see the 2021-2022 Funding Application Guidelines.

You will need to submit a claim if you receive funds via:

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

Once you have submitted your complaint, you will also be able to view it on the Manage your education and skills funding.

If you have any questions about this, please contact your area manager.

2. Information: Teachers’ Pension Plan Employer Contribution Grant for Continuing Education Providers – details for 2022 to 2023

We have confirmed the terms and conditions for allocating funding for the teachers’ pension plan for the 2022-2023 academic year.

If you have any questions after reading our advice, please contact us using our online application form.

3. Information: overtime in study programs

In December, we announced that we would allocate funding for additional hours in 16-19 degree programs in the 2022-2023 academic year. This investment is part of the government’s commitment to a revival of long-term education.

This, along with other education stimulus programs such as the tuition fund for 16 to 19 year olds, will help close the learning gaps caused by the education disruption. Today we released guidance to help suppliers understand the new overtime requirement.

4. Information: health and social care students and vaccination as a condition of deployment

As announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Action on January 31, 2022, the government has declared its intention to repeal regulations making vaccines a condition of deployment for health and safety personnel. welfare, subject to parliamentary process.

The government has also published a written ministerial statement outlining what registrants must do regarding the February 3 deadline for the first doses. Although these deadlines are now suspended, we ask that you continue your efforts to ensure that health and social services students are fully vaccinated against the virus as soon as possible.

While the government consults on revoking these regulations, we suggest that where you may have sought to direct students to other programs, this be suspended until the outcome of the consultation is known.

We will continue to work closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement to ensure that the results of the consultation are published and that the further steps announced by the Secretary of State for Health are implemented, the implications for students and their placements are clearly defined.

5. Information: The Secretary of State renews the members of the Board of Directors of the Institute for an additional 3 years

There have been four reappointments to the Board of Directors of the Institute of Apprenticeship and Technical Education (the Institute).

Dame Fiona Kendrick, Dr Kate Barclay, Robin Millar CBE and Bev Robinson OBE were originally appointed in 2017 for a five-year term ending at the end of March this year. The Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, renewed them for three years until April 2025.

6. Your comments: IfATE survey of apprentices

The Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education (IfATE) Apprentice Panel wants to hear from apprentices across the country in its Apprenticeship Survey. This is an opportunity to make the voice of apprentices heard and to help improve learning even further.

This is a short survey and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

This the survey is open to any apprentice who is taking or has completed a learning standard. The survey will end on April 8, 2022.

seven. Your feedback: reminder to complete the sustainability and climate change survey

The DfE is conducting an anonymous survey to gather feedback on our draft sustainability and climate change strategy. We will use the results of this survey as well as feedback from focus groups and working groups to inform final developments of the strategy ahead of its release in April 2022.

Please read our strategy project then participate in our anonymous survey. Responses must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 20.

By submitting your response, you consent to our use of your responses as part of our analysis of public opinion on the draft strategy.

We encourage you to share the survey on your networks in accordance with your own data privacy notices, as well as on social networks.

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