Blog

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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’ ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

Final funding claims 2015 to 2016

Good afternoon Colleges and other training organisations funded through a grant for their Adult Skills Budget (ASB), Discretionary Learner Support (DLS), Advanced Learning Loans Bursary (ALLB) and Community Learning (CL) must submit final funding claims on the Hub by 6pm ...
Read More

Provider Digital Service blog: are you ready to sign your funding claim?

Hi folks, We will shortly be issuing final funding claims for 2015 to 2016 on the Skills Funding Service (SFS) for organisations funded through a grant for: Adult Skills Budget (ASB) Discretionary Learner Support (DLS) 24+ Advanced Learning Loans Bursary ...
Read More

ILR 2016 to 2017 publications and known issues

Good afternoon We have a couple of ILR updates to share with you, including this week’s publications and an update on known validation issues. This month’s issue of Inform contains articles about completing the 2015 to 2016 R14 final ILR ...
Read More