Useful Links

From Thursday 10 December, feconnect will be replaced by ESFA Communities.

Feconnect is being replaced by a more robust, accessible service. ESFA Communities is now live and so feconnect will be read only from Thursday 10 December 2020. From this date it will not be possible to create or reply to topics or posts. Feconnect users will need to create a new ESFA communities account to post, reply or subscribe for email alerts.



Education & Skills Funding Agency
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) brings together the previous responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA), creating a single funding agency accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults.
ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.

Working with the ESFA as an FE provider
Information about getting ESFA funding to deliver adult education and apprenticeship training.

Introduction to ESFA systems
Key activities that FE providers working with levy-paying employers need to carry out and the systems where you can complete those actions.

Individualised Learner Record (ILR)
Information to help further education (FE) providers collect, return and check the quality of Individualised Learner Record (ILR) and other learner data.

ESFA: inform
Monthly e-news for MI managers, software writers and suppliers about FE data systems and reports, the ILR, open data and other data news.

ESFA: update
A weekly round-up of business-critical information and news for the further education sector.