The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

  • is accountable for £63 billion of funding for the education and training sector, providing assurance that public funds are properly spent, achieves value for money for the tax payer and delivers the policies and priorities set by the Secretary of State
  • regulates academies, further education and sixth-form colleges, and training providers, intervening where there is risk of failure or where there is evidence of mismanagement of public funds
  • delivers major projects and operates key services in the education and skills sector, such as school capital programmes, the National Careers Service, the National Apprenticeship Service and the Learning Records Service



Cambridge International Education Centre (CIEC) is a unique professional organisation of internationally recognised senior academics who offer a range of education and training services to a myriad of clients including educational institutions, companies, awarding bodies organisations and individuals, both within the UK and internationally.

The uniqueness of CIEC emanates from the galaxy of experienced international academic practitioners that it can offer to clients. These practitioners not only have a wealth of relevant experience across a plethora of disciplines but they also bring practical common sense and commercially sensitive solutions to the challenges encountered.