Question: ESFA Register of Concerns & Serious Breach: Should LearnDirect Apprenticeships been included?

On the 15th Sept The ESFA published the colleges and training organisations with a notice of concern or serious breach under the ESFA approach to intervention. Question for the sector to answer: Learndirect Apprenticeships is run by the same people, contracts from Learndirect have  been transferred to the new company, should they have been listed on this […]

On the 15th Sept The ESFA published the colleges and training organisations with a notice of concern or serious breach under the ESFA approach to intervention.

Question for the sector to answer: Learndirect Apprenticeships is run by the same people, contracts from Learndirect have  been transferred to the new company, should they have been listed on this register: As it stands at present they do not have to have  an ofsted inspection for up to 3 years.  Learndirect Apprenticeshps. Should they have been listed on the Register.

Notices are issued under the Education and Skills Funding Agency: Approach to Intervention which describes how the ESFA will formally intervene with providers that do not meet acceptable quality and financial standards.

When a notice is lifted, or a schedule of a notice is lifted, it will not be included in the next published list

A training organisation funded under a contract can expect us to terminate the contract if they trigger formal intervention.

Only in very exceptional circumstances, and where we consider it better serves the needs of learners, will we permit an attempt at recovery under a Notice of Serious Breach.

If we issue a Notice of Serious Breach, it will set out the conditions necessary to continue to receive public funds. Failure to meet the conditions in the Notice will lead to contract termination. If a college or other training organisation funded under a Financial Memorandum or grant-in-aid triggers formal intervention, we will issue a Notice of Concern.

This will set out the matters that need rectifying, the timescale to remedy them and the conditions under which we would lift the Notice.

It will also set out any additional conditions of funding during the period of the Notice. Failure to comply with the terms of the Notice may lead to further intervention, including additional conditions of funding or withdrawal of funding.




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