We are encouraging all our providers to submit data to this national FE workforce data service.
The 2017/18 data submission window for the national FE workforce data service, SIR Data Insights, is now open. We are requesting all providers funded through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to register on the service to receive information and submit data. Once registered, you will be able to test the system, access your management dashboards and see previous benchmark data.
The SIR Data Insights service is free and aimed at all types of provider, including colleges, independent training providers, adult education and voluntary/community learning services. Take a look at why other providers submit data. The data collection period runs from 1 August to 31 October 2018 and is used by the Department for Education (DfE) to inform further education policy as well as by sector bodies for evidence of what support providers need.
Anonymised data is collected at staff contract level for all parts of the sector – for only the second time. You can view the 2016/17 data report. For FE Colleges, we also have an opt-in available to share your data with AoC and UCU, to avoid having to complete an FOI.
If you have any queries, contact the help desk service at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0345 833 9040.