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27th Jan 2016

New careers advice legislation to get providers into schools

A new law would see apprenticeship providers and staff from colleges visit schools as part of careers advice from early secondary school to talk to pupils about the opportunities open to them through apprenticeships or other technical and professional education routes. Read more >

7th Jan 2016

SFA subcontracting external audit requirement – a reminder

In response to ministerial concerns contained in the Skills Funding Letter issued in February 2015, SFA funding agreements for 2015/16 contained a clause about a new annual subcontracting assurance requirement. The clause requires most lead providers to obtain an external audit report providing assurance on the arrangements they have in place to manage and control subcontracts. Read more >