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Subcontracting Funding Summit - 07/06/18 - York

Nick Linford

Thursday, 7 June 2018 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

Subcontracting Funding Summit - 07/06/18 - York

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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. Responding to demand, we're repeating the summit delivered in March which received very positive feedback. See delegate feedback here (and selection below).

> Marion Gibbon, Data Quality & Compliance Manager at North Herts College said: "Excellent, as per normal lots of information given in a short amount of time."

> Kevin Thompson Strategic, Commissioning Manager at South Tyneside Council said: "Very informative event with insightful speakers."

> Laura Lewis-Davies Apprenticeship & Training Programmes Manager at the V&A said: "The event was incredibly useful. The facilitators were clearly experts in their respective fields and delivered the content with no-nonsense clarity - a refreshing approach to policy!" 

> Maureen Evans-Olsen, Apprenticeship Strategy Development at TJMorris Limited said: "It was a great event which delivered 'what it said on the tin' the information was factual and straightforward delivered in a style which was accessible and unambiguous." 

This training day will cover best practice subcontracting for the funding of 16-19 Study Programmes, Adult Education Budget and Apprenticeships. It's simply a brilliant opportunity to hear the latest funding, legal, quality and audit advice, along with invaluable materials to take away.

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 subcontractor organisations, 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.

Do you have questions about Subcontracting Funding Summit - 07/06/18 - York? Contact Nick Linford

When & Where

Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre
North St
YO1 6JF York
United Kingdom

Thursday, 7 June 2018 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

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Nick Linford

Nick Linford is an expert in further education funding and performance systems and a company director of Lsect Ltd.

He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 15,000 people in the last six years.

Nick is also author of the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships (, two books about funding and data published by Pearson and the founding editor for Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week ( and Schools Week (

Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted 'outstanding' grade.

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