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New look feconnect, SFA publications and Inform newsletter

The new look feconnect Late last year we sent out a survey and talked to our various provider groups about ways to improve feconnect. The feedback was pretty consistent. Here’s a summary of the main things you wanted us to ...
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Latest SFA publications to GOV.UK (24 March)

New version of vocational qualifications by level New version of PDSAT files New versions of two documents: Apprenticeships by framework, level and age: starts 2002/03 to 2015/16 reported to date Apprenticeships by sector subject area, level and age: starts 2002/03 ...
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Feconnect, Apprenticeship levy and ILR R08

Good afternoon After several months of planning and testing the new, faster and easier to use feconnect will be launched next week. Feconnect will be offline for most of Monday 21 March while we apply the upgrades and migrate it ...
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National apprenticeship week, QAR and ILR specification

Good afternoon The move to the new feconnect site is now scheduled for Monday 21 March. There are some final security and stress tests that we need to run. Feconnect may need to be offline for a short time, but ...
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QARs, Q&A forums and audit myths

Hi all A final reminder that the R07 ILR collection closes at 6pm today. By the close of play yesterday, we’d received files from all but a hundred or so providers that we expect to make R07 returns. We had ...
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New look feconnect, National Apprenticeship week and Apprenticeship standards events

Good afternoon The new look feconnect site will go live in March 2016. We are currently asking members to test the new site and give us feedback.  If you would like to take part in the testing please email cst@sfa.bis.gov.uk ...
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ILR R06 top errors, data submissions and Q&A.

Good morning We received over 90 questions on the funding rules 2016 to 2017 Q&A which is now closed. We’ll post replies as soon as we receive them.  Thank you to everyone who contributed. We’ve opened a new Q&A on ...
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Business intelligence roles, qualifications consultation & apprenticeship standards survey

Good afternoon The online Q&A on the funding rules for 2016 to 2017 has been very popular this year so we will keep the forum open and at the top of the list until close of play on Wednesday, 17 ...
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ILR specification 2016 to 2017 and Apprenticeship news

Good afternoon Thank you to everyone who has sent in questions on the Funding Rules 2016 to 2017.  The queries and issues you’ve raised will help our funding systems team identify aspects of the rules that may need clarifying. We plan to ...
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Funding rules, support manual and updated QAR demo

Good morning This week has been busy; we've published the funding rules for 2016 to 2017, along with the funding rates and formula document. We've also updated the 2015 to 2016 provider support manual, released a pledge-o-meter to launch the ...
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