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QAR 2016 to 2017 – Re-release of provisional data for all providers

From the feedback received during the Qualification Achievement Rates provisional window, we have applied some minor changes to the calculations and have re published provisional data for all providers. A summary of the changes include: Amendment to definitions for Overall_Transfer ...
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Q&A with apprenticeship service developers

This week, some developers from the apprenticeship service are hosting a Q&A thread. Please use this opportunity to put your questions and send your feedback about the apprenticeship service to help us to make improvements. The Q&A is running until ...
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Qualification Achievement Rates (QAR)

Qualification Achievement Rates (QAR) provisional data for 2016 to 2017 released Action Providers can now access their provisional QAR data for 2016 to 2017. You have until 5pm Friday, 2 February to inform us of any concerns about how we ...
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Provider Digital blog: closing the Hub contracts and finances area

Hi folks We are planning to close the contracts and finances area of the Hub at the end of this month (June 2017). We apologise for the short notice but we were unable to publish details of the planned closure earlier due ...
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Apprenticeship Data Match Report R10

Please ensure you always check Data Match Reports after each submission for any Apprenticeship starts after 1 May 2017 as the status bar may not indicate when errors are picked up by this report. The Data Match report highlights any ...
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All apprenticeship starts from 1 May 2017

For all new apprenticeship starts from 1 May 2017, you must make sure you have completed the ‘Apprenticeship contract type’ (ACT) field in the ILR. You must record an ACT type otherwise this will fail validation rules; record code ‘ACT1’ ...
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Provider Digital blog: an introduction to our systems

Hi folks This is a presentation that has recently been shared at a number of events across the country, to welcome new providers into the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). It highlights some of the key activities that providers working with ...
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Provider Digital blog: declare my subcontractors #2

Hi folks, This week we will again be emailing a form to all organisations that are required to submit a subcontracting declaration for the academic year 2016 to 2017. There are two routes for returning data for this declaration: To ...
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ILR Specification for 2017 to 2018

We have published the ILR Specification version 1 for 2017 to 2018, at the following location: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/individualised-learner-record-ilr We have removed guidance sections from the ILR technical specification. These will be added to the Provider Support Manual to ensure consistency and ...
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Provider Digital blog: declare my subcontractors

Hi folks, This week we will be emailing a form to all organisations that are required to submit a subcontracting declaration for the academic year 2016 to 2017. There are two routes for returning data for this declaration: To send ...
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