ESFA Update 9th March

Latest information from the ESFA including: 1. Reminder: application deadline for the incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice; 2. Information: third cycle for higher technical qualifications announced; 3. Information: teachers’ pay grant (TPG) and teachers’ pensions employer contribution grant (TPECG) – arrangements for 16 to 19 and early years from April 2022; 4. Information: proposed reforms to post-16 qualifications at level 2 and below in England; 5. Information: reform of basic digital skills qualifications – Level 2 ICT functional skills and ICT users’ qualifications at level 2; 6. Information: apprenticeship non-levy procured allocations from 1 April 2022; 7. Your feedback: IfATE apprentice survey; 8. Information: Adult Prison Education HMP Berwyn (North Wales) – Market Engagement Opportunity.