Subcontracting Funding Summit

Subcontracting Funding Summit

16 March 2018, 10:00 - 15:30

etc venues, Prospero House, 241 Borough High St, London, SE1 1GA

If you manage funding, data and/or contracts at an ESFA funded prime provider or subcontractor then this is one of those ‘not to be missed’ training days.

This Lsect subcontracting summit returns in 2018 at a critical time of year. Prime providers and subcontractors will be thinking about current funding so far in 2017/18 and of course considering classroom, workplace and apprenticeship subcontracting plans as part of their 2018/19 plans. And all this at a time when the ESFA has 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 with a view to do some direct inspections. This training day will cover best practice subcontracting for the funding of 16-19 Study Programmes, Adult Education Budget and Apprenticeships.

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 a previous Subcontracting Funding Summit: “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  here.

Agenda
10am Registration and networking

10.30 Tactical versus strategic, total versus token and other key features of the subcontracting rules in 2017/18 and 2018/19
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, senior HMI for FE & Skills and 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, Partner, Corporate Education, Eversheds Sutherland

13:00 Break for lunch and networking time

14:00 Funding, data and compliance: Audit advice for prime and sub-contractors
Karl Bentley, senior ILR and ESFA funding auditor from RSM

15:00 What does the longer term future of ESFA subcontracting look like (incl. RoAPT)?
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 for post-16 provision by the ESFA
– Other organisations with an interest in ESFA post-16 funded provision

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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All have places available unless stated
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