In the Skills for Jobs White Paper, the government set out its vision to transform further education. This was followed by 2 funding and accountability consultations which described how the system will be reformed. The accountability agreement is a new product emerging from these reforms, for which governing bodies need to take a strategic lead on. It is a 2-part document setting the overall expectations of providers in return for the Department’s funding investment. This document provides guidance for providers within scope to develop and submit an annual accountability statement (part 2) by 31 May 2023. The agreement forms part of the wider set of reforms underway to transform the skills system, so it better supports young people and adults to develop the skills they need to get a good job and ensuring a clearer focus on the delivery of outcomes. The agreement allows colleges to focus in on what and how they intend to deliver to support local, regional, and national needs.