ESFA Adult Education Budget (AEB) Subcontracting Opportunity

4th February, 2021 Read time: Two minutes

Expression of Interest November 2021.

Futures are inviting organisations to express an interest to deliver as a subcontractor as part of the delivery of their Adult Education Budget ESFA contract. 


Futures is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ provider of expert careers and employability advice and training. We operate across the East Midlands and the East of England with a focus in the D2N2 area. With over 20 years’ experience delivering NEET, AEB and apprenticeships, Futures has helped thousands of people into employment or training. 

Our intention through this project is to continue to support our learners through working with organisations, which can supplement and enhance our existing offer of accredited training courses. 

Through this EOI, we are seeking partners who can provide training in the delivery of the following qualifications:

•    Level 1 Certificate in Business and Administration
•    Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills
•    Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service
•    Level 1 Certificate for Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings

Through this delivery Futures would set forth the initial terms and conditions of the subcontract arrangement:

1.    A sum of £50,000 of eligible funding claims to be made no later than 31st March 2022
2.    A minimum of £30,000 (60% of contractual allowance) to be allocated to SWAP related activity ensuring all evidence requirements are met as set by the ESFA funding regulations for Learner Evidence files
3.    Subcontracting providers will be responsible for the sourcing and enrolling of all participants as well as conducting eligibility checks in accordance with ESFA funding regulations (including the completion of compliance documentation to support funding claims)
4.    Subcontracting providers will be responsible for:

a.    Management and submission of all learner data as required by the ESFA
b.    Internal quality assurance of all aforementioned qualifications
c.    Registration and certification of all qualifications with relevant awarding bodies

Details submitted in this Expression of Interest are required to help us evaluate the appropriateness of your organisation to be offered a sub contractual agreement. We will contact organisations we wish to work with to negotiate an SLA and request more information to complete our due diligence process in accordance with both our own and ESFA requirements for subcontracting.  

Please return this form in Word Document format.

Once completed the form should be sent electronically to to arrive by 23:59 on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

Delivery for all subcontracting work will commence from 24 January 2022. 


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