Please note that ETF will not be collecting data for SIR going forwards. The Department for Education will be getting in touch with stakeholders regarding the future plans for SIR.

The Education and Training Foundation has launched a campaign asking all SFA-funded learning providers to register on the national FE workforce data service, SIR Data Insights. The campaign is aimed at colleges, independent training providers, adult education, local authority and third sector learning providers which are SFA-funded. 

The Foundation collects workforce data from across the FE sector in England to inform government policy and provide data for sector bodies to support providers as effectively as possible. Providers who submit data to the SIR Data Insights Service gain access to powerful management dashboards and benchmark data comparisons in return for contributing data.

To check if your organisation is registered on SIR Data Insights, please:

  • Visit the website registration page at:
  • Enter your UKPRN or organisation name and hit ‘Next’
  • If there is already an account for your organisation, please contact your colleagues mentioned on the page to gain access, or contact our support team on
  • If your organisation is not already registered, please register as directed.

Once registered, you will be able to access national dashboards and will receive updates about the upcoming submission window for workforce data from 1st August to 31st October 2017.

If you would like any help to prepare for your data submission, please contact our friendly help desk service either by email on or by phone on 0345 833 9040.


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