Henry Wish (ESFA)

FE Workforce Data Collection Provider Surgeries - Extended to 9th February


The Submit Learner Data team will start a series of daily surgeries to help providers with any issue they may be having with the return of mandatory FE Workforce Data Collection.

These will run from 11:00 till 12:00 starting on 11th December 2023 till the close of collection on 9th February 2024.


If you wish to attend a surgery please send an email with the subject "FE Workforce Surgery" to DCT.BetaSupport@education.gov.uk. Indicating the preferred date you would like to attend the surgery and one alternate date. We will try our best to accommodate one of these dates but will suggest alternatives if this is not possible. We'll then send a teams meeting invite for the surgery.


Please note this email address is for booking surgeries only. Please continue to direct FE workforce queries to ESFA Service Desk.


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Peter Hancock

Hello Henry Wish

I have been trying to find the data specification for the 2023/24 FE Workforce staff record to help us ensure that we have all the correct data.   Unfortunately, I cannot find this information on the website, here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-workforce-data-collection

Could you tell us when the data specification for 2023/24 will be published, please?  

Henry Wish (ESFA)

Good afternoon Peter Hancock,

We are currently collecting academic data from the 22/23 period, therefore the current documents relate to 22/23. We are expecting to publish the specification for the 23/24 by the end of March. The collection for 2023/24 is expected to open to similar timescales to this year (it was 27th September this year).


 Henry W