The college and local authority accountability agreements guidance has been updated to reflect national priority sectors and programmes for 2023 to 2024.
The ESFA had originally advised colleges to use the sectors named in their FE Funding and Accountability consultation (July 2022) as interim priorities for 2023 to 2024, with a final list for 2024 to 2025 being published in their formal response. They have brought this forward, updating the current advice with a final list of priorities for 2023 to 2024, to provide clarity on expectations and ambitions on National Skills Priorities.
The deadline for submitting the accountability statement is 31 May 2023. For this first year the ESFA can extend the deadline for submission of the accountability statement up to 31 July 2023. In this scenario the college will need to contact their territorial team to let them know this and then submit a draft accountability statement to the ESFA by 31 May and submit the final accountability statement by 31 July 2023.