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About ESFA Digital Services

The ESFA funds further education skills training in England. We're also home to the National Apprenticeship Service and the National Careers Service.

Our funding helps young people, the unemployed, and people with low skills get the training they need to find work.  Find out more about us on GOV.UK.

Our digital transformation

At ESFA Digital Services, our aim is to make it as easy as possible for people to access and use our services.

Like many Government agencies, we’ve previously outsourced our digital delivery, resulting in expensive, difficult-to-change services that don’t meet our users’ needs. We’re changing all that by:

  1. putting users first when designing services,
  2. developing the first generation of ‘digital by default’ services
  3. building our in-house agile digital capability to support continuous delivery.

We are also transforming the Agency's technology estate to use cloud computing, multi-vendor solutions, service orientated architectures and open source.

Working with the Government Digital Service, we’ve started our journey with the Apprenticeship Applications exemplar - one of 25 exemplar digital projects across government which are acting as a catalyst for change.

Get in touch

If you are interested in what we are doing at the Agency or have an idea on how we can deliver our digital vision, we’d love to hear from you.

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