SFA Funding

Jim Dickinson made this Freedom of Information request to Kirklees College

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The request was refused by Kirklees College.

Dear Kirklees College,

You will be aware that paragraph 12 of the SFA Funding Rules 2012/13 is newly revised and states that “Where the Agency has made a full contribution to the costs of a Learner’s programme, Providers must not make compulsory charges to employers or Learners for any delivery of the learning activity funded by the Agency.
This includes: administration, registration, assessment, materials or examination costs whether incurred directly by the Provider or charged by other organisations such as awarding organisations. This includes charges for identification passes, uniforms, tools and material where without them, a learner cannot complete and achieve their learning aim.”

Please can you provide me with the following information:

1. The estimated cost to the college of implementing these requirements in the year ahead
2. Copies of any papers, including at Corporation level, pertaining to the implementation of these requirements
3. Can you make clear whether you are intending to apply these standards to other provision in the college, and specifically whether you intend to implement for EFA funded provision

You will also be aware of changes to the required Instrument & Articles for the college that give it freedom to adopt new structures and practices.

Please can you provide me with the following information:

1. The number of student members of the corporation at present
2. The existing methodology in use for their appointment/selection/election
3. If there are any plans to change the number, or methodology for their appointment/selection/election"

Any Qs let me know

Jim

Yours faithfully,

Jim Dickinson

Karen Marshall, Kirklees College

Thank you for your e-mail.  I am out of the office until Wednesday 5th
September.  I will be accessing my e-mail occasionally so will respond if
it is urgent, and if not I will respond on my return.

 

If you have any other urgent queries please contact Kay Wright, Charlotte
Pickles or Desley Taylor, Amanda Ford or Suzanne Brown.

 

Thanks

Karen

 

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Karen Marshall, Kirklees College

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I can confirm that the College is aware of the paragraph to which you
refer. This appears as paragraph 20 in the “Funding Rules 2012/13 version
3” and not paragraph 12.

I can also confirm that the College will adhere to the published guidance
of both the SFA and EFA.

I am also in a position to provide a detailed response to your questions
and supply excerpts of the documents that you have requested.

In this case, a fee of £107 is payable to the College before I can provide
the information.

This fee has been calculated in accordance with the Freedom of Information
& Data Protection (Appropriate Limit & Fees) Regulations 2004.

I will be unable to continue processing your request until this fee is
paid in full. If you wish the College to continue to deal with your
request you should pay the fee by the 31st October 2012. Cheques must be
made payable to Kirklees College and payment either sent to the Finance
Manager, or myself.  If the College does not receive payment by this date
I will conclude that you do not wish to pursue the matter and consider
this request closed.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and should not be used by
anyone who is not the original intended recipient. If you receive this in
error, please contact the sender and delete the material from your
computer. You are not authorised to, and must not, read, copy, distribute,
use or retain this message or any part of it. Kirklees College cannot
accept liability for any statements made which are clearly the sender's
own and not expressly made on behalf of Kirklees College or one of its
agents.