Reforms to Further Education Funding and Accountability

Closes 7 Oct 2021

Introduction

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this government consultation on reforms to adult skills funding and the accountability system for further education in England. 

In the Skills for Jobs White Paper, we set out our vision to transform further education. We want people to get the advanced technical and higher technical skills they need to get good jobs. Colleges’ place at the centre of their local communities and economies means that they are key to unlocking opportunities across the country and to building back better. 

This consultation delivers a key commitment of the White Paper – it addresses the underlying system of complex funding for adult skills and limited focus on outcomes through proposals to reform adult skills funding and the wider accountability system for colleges and other grant funded providers.  

The responses from this consultation will help shape the reforms the government will make to adult skills funding and the accountability system for further education in England. 

Responding to the consultation

You will not need to respond to every question in the consultation and may choose to skip as necessary. The questions are in the same order as published in the consultation document.

It is important that you read the relevant parts of the consultation document ahead of answering the questions. Relevant page numbers are provided throughout. 

1. Do you consent to the data you provide being held in accordance with the Department for Education’s personal information charter?

Information provided in response to consultations, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 2018 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

The Department for Education will process your personal data (name and any other identifying material) in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and, your personal information will only be used for the purposes of this consultation. Your information will not be shared with third parties unless the law allows it.

You can read more about what the DfE does when we ask for and hold your personal information : Personal information charter - Department for Education - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

We are collecting your data as part of the FE Funding and Accountability reform consultation. We ask for your name to help us to identify duplicated responses. The data we collect will be processed confidentially as part of our analysis of responses to the consultation. Any data used to inform future government policies or publications will remain anonymous.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to your data being held at any time. To do so, please email FEFAC.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk.

More information

Please note you will not be able to respond to this consultation if you do not consent. 

2. Would you like us to keep your responses confidential?

If you want all, or any part, of a response to be treated as confidential, please explain why you consider it be confidential.

If a request for disclosure of the information you have provided is received, your explanation about why you consider it confidential will be taken into account, but no assurance can be given that confidentiality can be maintained. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, by regarded as binding on the Department.

Please note if you choose to keep your responses confidential, we will not be able to list your organisation in the list of consultees who responded to this consultation as part of the government response. 

3. What is your name?
4. What is your email address?
If you enter your email address then you will automatically receive an acknowledgement email when you submit your response.
5. What is your organisation?

Only the name of your organisation will be shared in the list of consultees within the government response unless you opt to keep your responses confidential.