ESFA Funding Compliance and Audit

Are you prepared for ESFA audit? We can provide audit "Health checks" to our clients to ensure there are no nasty surprises at ESFA audit.

We are an expert team of auditors, and specialists in the rules governing the delivery of Education & Skills Funding Agency provision.

The rules change constantly and it is hard for organisations to stay ahead of these changes and make sure that their provision is compliant and effective and that underclaim is avoided.

That's where we come in...Our clients perform outstandingly well at Agency audit and they also perform excellently financially and we have a big role to play in that equation.

ILR Training and Data Compliance

ILR Data drives funding and can be a “minefield”. Inaccurate ILR returns can result in both over and under claims of funding.

With over 35 years combined experience in the sector, we can guide you through the ILR data requirements to ensure that your funding claim is accurate.

From ILR data entry, though to data validation and submission of your ILR return, we can support you. .

FE and Adult Funded Education & Skills

SRF are experts in ESFA Funding Rules and System Design.

Including:
⇒ Apprenticeships (Levy & Non Levy)
⇒ Adult Classroom
⇒ Community learning
⇒ Further Education - 16-19 study programmes and traineeships.


  • Making sense of the rules for over 20 years!

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  • Insightful Training and Events

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  • Apprenticeship Funding Reforms
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  • Learning Support Funding
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  • Financial Compliance Monitoring
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Did you know . . .

Our biggest single underclaim identified in 14/15 resulted in the client recouping over £250,000.

Our biggest single overclaim identified in 14/15 was over £1,000,000.

Our clients received over £75,000,000 of Government funding in 2013/14.

We were able to recoup the £36,000 a client had incorrectly taken off their claim in 2015/16.

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We do not cost the earth with negotiable
rates based, among other variables, on the size of your organisation.

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