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The Hub provides online services for use by organisations working with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

These organisations are mainly colleges, training organisations and employers that have a funding agreement to provide education and training.

On the Hub, you can use data collections to send in your Individualised Learner Record (ILR) return. You can also search all learning aims, units, apprenticeships and associated validity and funding details to support the submission of your ILR.

Some of these areas require you to sign in to use them. You can Sign in at the top right of the screen.

Birst Update: September 2018

Birst (My BI) will be decommissioned from 1 October 2018; the BI Tools tab will no longer be accessible from this point.

The Department for Education is committed to providing value for money and making use of the latest technology so that we can offer the most effective reporting tools and enhance the user experience. As a result we are introducing more effective technology for the delivery of dashboards and data to key partners in quarter one of 2019.

To ensure there is no loss in service between the time of the Birst decommissioning and deployment of the new technology, we will continue to provide a version of our products. These will be available on the Hub in the following formats and locations: 

Qualification Achievement Rates (QAR) – Excel versions of the 2016 to 2017 final and 2017 to 2018 in-year dashboards, available in the ‘QAR Reports’ section on the Data Returns 

Funding Rules Monitoring (FRM) – Excel extract of all the FRM tables, available through the Business Reports tab 

Localism – Excel tables containing the data from the dashboard, we will share these directly to users

We are making these available using the data currently available in the BI dashboards. We will continue to update these products in line with the existing release schedule.