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Date: Thursday, 12th July 2012
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Cost: £279 + VAT.
£229 + VAT: Group Rate 3+
£237 + VAT: Small charity
(Turnover less than 1m)
Location Birmingham City Centre
Arrival: 9.00am for Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Start: 9.45am
Finish: 3.30pm
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Management Systems & Record Keeping for ESF Projects (WS5465)

Thursday, 12th July 2012, Birmingham City Centre



This one-day workshop is aimed at all organisations that either manage or deliver projects funded through the European Social Funds (ESF). The content will provide support to direct applicants who maintain total responsibility for all aspects of project management as well as project sub-contractors, including those through Co-financing.


Without doubt, the management of European funded projects brings with it a significant burden of bureaucracy and administration overload. For many applicants the advantages available throughESF funding areoutweighed when the Funds then require the recording and evidencing of practically “everything that moves” within a project.

ESF co-financing provides opportunities for simplification but the basis of record-keeping stays the same.The better prepared an applicant is at the start of delivery, the less onerous and risky the project. ESF funds are distributed through 'Co-financing Organisations' (CFOs). CFOs are public bodies which bring together ESF and domestic funding for employment and skills so that ESF complements national programmes. The Skills Funding Agency, the Department for Work and Pensions Delivery Directorate and the National Offender Management Service are CFOs across the whole of England. A few Regional Development Agencies and local authorities are also CFOs.

This workshop will also be suitable for staff with monitoring responsibilities and those involved in providing support to applicants and other end users.

The workshop will cover:

  • Review of the various management and regulatory procedures concerned with ESF projects
  • Specific focus on recording systems for beneficiary and financial activities
  • Developing and managing monitoring systems
  • Feeding systems and procedures into audit compliance

Who Should Attend?

Project/Funding Managers and European Officers from:

  • Training Providers in the private, public or voluntary sectors
  • SFA
  • DWP
  • NOMS
  • FE Colleges
  • Local Authorities
  • Universities
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Community and Voluntary organisations.

This may also be applicable to new audit teams, and others with the responsibility for managing any Structural Fund projects.

All European Funding Training Courses

NTRL deliver training on a large amount of European Funding issues, please follow the links below to view the overviews and scheduled dates for all our EU Funding related topics:

Accessing Funding for Adult Education (GRUNDTVIG)
Accessing Funding for Vocational Training - The Leonardo da Vinci Programme
ERDF Project Management including State Aid Rules
ESF Project Management including State Aid Rules
EU - Best Practice in Evaluation Techniques, including Exit and Sustainability Strategies
Funding for Youth Development through the Youth in Action Programme
Introduction to, Applying for and Planning ERDF or ESF Funded Projects
Management Systems & Record Keeping for ERDF Projects
Management Systems & Record Keeping for ESF Projects
Managing ERDF Finances
Monitoring & Auditing ERDF Projects
Monitoring & Auditing ESF Projects
Preparing for an Article 13 Progress & Verification Visit
Sources of EU Funding - for Education, Training, Community & Regeneration Projects
Transnational Projects - Management & Administration


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Our Facilitator has been able to combine her practical experience of business and her experience as a project manager/consultant with in–depth knowledge of European funding and its technicalities gained over the last 15 years through FE, HE, Job Centre Plus, DWP and Local and National government sectors. During this time she has been involved with project development, research, management, delivery, evaluation and consultation.

She has a varied background of project management in the education, public , voluntary and private sector. Working  in FE, HE, Chamber of Commerce, and  Local and National government on high profile projects out of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. Through this work, she has collaborated with many partners on project design and delivery, including Government Offices, Transnational Partners, DWP, Local Authorities, Learning and Skills Councils and the local Regional Development Agencies. Recently she developed a Learning Consortium for the Voluntary and Community sector, put together Commissioning documents and contracting for the 2007-2013 ESF and ERDF programmes and has worked as an auditor for Government Office on European Funded programmes. Her specialism is in developing strategies for different bodies in helping the long-term unemployed. She continues to work with Local Councils, SFA, JCP, RDA’s and project applicants in consultation and application of European work.

Venue and Travel

Venue details and travel information will be included in your confirmation email. If the venue has not been confirmed at the time of booking, then the information will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Booking & Confirmation

Bookings will only be accepted on receipt of full payment PRIOR to the event via cheque, BACS or credit card.  Cheques to be made payable to ‘National Training Resources Limited’.

All reservations will be confirmed by email within two working days of receipt of your completed booking form and payment in full and will include venue details and times.

Please direct all conference queries to the Conference Team.
Tel:  0845 130 6152 or 01827 63919.
Fax:  01827 60836 or 01827 61428. 
Email: conferences@national-training.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

Please read our full terms and conditions. Completion and return of the Booking Form constitutes a contract between yourselves and National Training Resources Limited.  Delegate cancellations/transfers are only accepted up to 3 weeks prior to the event and are subject to a small administration charge. Delegate substitutions can be made at any time.  We reserve the right to cancel or alter the event at any time.