Subcontracting Funding Summit

Subcontracting Funding Summit

17 March 2017, 10:30 - 16:00

etc Victoria, 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ

If you manage funding, data and/or contracts at an EFA and/or SFA funded prime provider or subcontractor then this is one of those ‘not to be missed’ training days. Click here to read delegate feedback from the 2016 event.

This Lsect subcontracting summit comes at a critical time of year. Prime providers and subcontractors will be thinking about current funding so far in 2016/17, possible need for more subcontracting with just half the year left to meet allocation targets or growth, and of course considering classroom, workplace and apprenticeship subcontracting plans as part of their 2017/18 allocations (including apprenticeship reform). And all this at a time when the EFA and SFA have significantly increased the funding rule requirements on prime contractors, as well as updated their High Risk guidance and Ofsted are taking keen a interest in the quality of subcontracted provision.

This is a unique opportunity to hear the latest funding, legal, quality and audit advice, along with invaluable materials to take away.

Jane Carroll, Partnership Manager at Milton Keynes College said after the Subcontracting Funding Summit in 2016: “I thoroughly enjoyed this event.  It was the first time that I had been and did think it would be a bit ‘dry’ when in fact I found each of the speakers interesting and enlightening. Nick Linford was an excellent host and very knowledgeable.  Would recommend this seminar”. Read more delegate feedback from the 2016 summit here.

10am Registration and networking

10.30 Tactical versus strategic, and other key features of the EFA and SFA subcontracting rules in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
Nick Linford, author of the Sub-contracting Toolkit, published by AELP and LSIS

11:10 Ofsted’s approach to sub-contracting and best practice
Christopher Jones, Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships, Ofsted 

11:50 Break for refreshments and networking

12:10 Managing new and existing subcontracting relationships ~ getting due diligence and contracting right
Mark Taylor, Principal Associate, Corporate Education, Eversheds

13:00 Break for lunch and networking time

14:00 Funding, data and compliance: Audit advice for prime and sub-contractors
Karl Bentley, senior MIS & funding auditor manager at RSM

15:00 What does the longer term future of EFA and SFA subcontracting look like (incl. SFA’s new register of apprenticeship providers)?
Nick Linford

15:30 Prime and subcontracting networking time

16:00 Subcontracting Funding Summit end

Funding, finance, MIS, business development and other senior staff will benefit, from prime and subcontrator organistations, such as:
– FE colleges
– Independent learning providers
– Local authorities and universities funded by the EFA and or SFA
– Other organisations with an interest in EFA and or SFA funding and subcontracting

Places are expected to go fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. The fee is £265+ VAT per delegate (no limit per organisation), and bookings can paid online or via invoice, and can be cancelled 7 or more days prior to the event at no cost.

FE Week gold members will receive £50 off the cost of this event (gold membership must be in the delegates name). Find out more about FE Week gold membership here.


This funding summit is brought to you by Nick Linford, author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships and both the Hands-on guide to post-16 funding and the Hands-on guide to post-16 performance and data published by Pearson. Nick was Director of Planning and Performance at Lewisham College for six years whilst also playing a leading role in capacity building on the use of funding performance, data quality and curriculum planning in the learning and skills sector. Nick also wrote the AELP and LSIS funded Sub-contracting toolkit. Nick is owner and a director of Lsect and former editor of the Lsect published newspaper, FE Week.

To download more information about Nick click here.



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