ESF Indicators, Definitions and Evidence Requirements
The monitoring indicators are the outputs and results; outputs are the activities undertaken by the project and results are the direct consequence of the activity. The results follow from the activities, and reflect the key aims of your project. The evaluation indicators are the impacts; the impacts are the longer term consequence of the activity and follow on from the results. The result and impact indicators, therefore, are the most important types of indicator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the definition for Migrant come from?
The reason WEFO has included this category is that it is a Commission requirement to report this data as part of Annex XXIII of the 2007-2013 Structural Funds Implementing Regulation.
The guidance states that the gross number of hours should be provided, but then it also states what is classified as part time or full time. Do we need to show the hours, or whether they are part time or full time?
The project sponsor should provide WEFO with the number of hours worked
and WEFO will work out whether participants work full-time or part-time.
Secured a job interview - what is the time frame for answering this question?
The time frame for this is within six months of completing provision.
In terms of the definition of participants, what is a “meaningful level of engagement”?
This will be agreed with your Project Development Officer prior to project approval.
What is the definition of older participants?
WEFO’s definition of older participant is participants aged 50 and over.
Can participants entering further learning be counted in participants data if on commencement of the project they were NEET?
Is there any guidance on whether parental consent is needed for participants under 16 to take part in a project?
Parental consent is required for participants under 16. If this cannot be obtained then a dummy record should be provided.
Can the same participant be counted by two different projects for qualifications gained?
If two separate projects are supporting the same individual in separate qualifications then both projects can claim the qualifications.
Can a participant be counted by more than one project?
The participant can be but the participant outcomes cannot. If a participant receives support from more than one project only one project can claim this result e.g. if a project is referred from one project to another the two projects need to agree between each other which project claims the result. If you require further information about this, please contact WEFO.
Can formal interview for work placement be classed as positive outcome?
Yes this can be classed as positive outcome.
Participants in statutory education going on to further education can this be counted as participants entering further learning?
Yes this can be counted as further learning.
Can self employed persons count as employers?