SFA Funding

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Cleveland College of Art and Design should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Cleveland College of Art and Design,

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

Yours faithfully,

Jim Dickinson

Hilary Foster,

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As the College’s nominated Data Protection & Freedom of Information
Officer your email has been passed to me so that I may respond to your
request to make available certain information under the Freedom of
information Act 2000.

I can confirm that the College is aware of the paragraph in the funding
rules to which you refer.

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


In response to the first half of the request:


The College has not previously charged for these items, therefore the
estimated cost to the College of implementing the relevant paragraph is
£nil, and accordingly points 2 and 3 are not applicable.


In response to the second half:


There are currently 2 student members of the corporation.

The process is election via the student council.

There are no plans to change either at present.




Best wishes



Hilary Foster

Interim Finance Director

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01642 856154

07715 704911


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