Monitoring & Auditing ESF Projects

There are no open events scheduled for this topic. It may be run as an open event again in the future. Alternatively, we can run it as a bespoke internal event for your organisation.



The workshopwill be suitable for all organisations involved in ESF project deliveryincluding Intermediate Bodies, lead applicants and their partners.


If you have an ESF project this will be funded 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.  Even if you are a partner/sub-contractor to a lead applicant/co-financing organisation, then prepare for audit!

A daunting expectation, though with understanding and preparation the audit process can be turned into a distinct advantage in terms of project management and performance review. To help project applicants, this one-day workshop intends to cover the essential “must knows” in terms of the legal and procedural aspects of auditing ESF Funded projects.

The workshopwill cover:

Who Should Attend?

Project/Funding Managers from

Also staff, particularly audit teams, from Co-financing organisations, European Secretariats and others with the responsibility for managing ESF 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

Internal Staff Training and Development

This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

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Certificates of Professional Development.

This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities