Education & Skills Funding Agency
About the Education & Skills Funding Agency
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults (excluding higher education).
The ESFA is accountable for £63 billion of funding for the education and training sector. Key responsibilities include:
• operating key services in the education and skills sector, such as school capital programmes, the National Careers Service, the National Apprenticeship Service and the Learning Records Service
• regulating academies, further education and sixth-form colleges, and training providers, intervening where there is risk of failure or where there is evidence of mismanagement of public funds
Inspiring people to realise their potential
We are the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services. We’ve helped millions of people like you gain the skills you need for work.
We can help you kick-start your career with:
About National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.
Our website has career tools to help you make decisions about careers, learning and work. You can save your results from these tools in an account. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. You'll need to be aged 13 or over to open an account.