FE Workforce Data – Invitation to participate in research

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    The ESFA is seeking to gain a better understanding of the FE Workforce through the use of data collection.

    Last summer a Call for Evidence was undertaken to understand your view on the FE workforce data that is currently collected, what additional information might be needed, and how this could be collected. This was followed by a consultation with the sector on a set of policy proposals to improve the coverage and quality of FE workforce data. There are currently several voluntary sector-led collections, but compared to other parts of the education system DfE collects relatively little workforce data. The Minister requested that we set out a direction of travel on how we will move towards a mandated workforce data returns from the 2020-2021 academic year onwards

    The ESFA is interested in the views of further education providers regarding their experience with submitting staff data. We’re interested in how you currently collect details about your staff and the format you keep the information.

    We believe this will mean talking to mainly staff working in HR and MI roles who have responsibility for staff data.

    The following survey will allow you to register your interest in participating in our research. We appreciate all responses, and all feedback we collect will help us to ensure that any changes or policy proposals are fit for purpose.




    We are still interested in hearing from organisations who would be able to take part in this research.

    If you aren’t the person who is responsible for staff data, but you know who is in your organisation, if you can let them know about this post and to consider taking part, it will assist in us ensuring we are speaking with the right people from a variety of providers.

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