Further education funding

Agreements and allocations, performance management rules, funding bands, process for seeking funding.


  1. 16 to 18 traineeships performance-management point

    Use this form to submit requests for increases to your 16 to 18 traineeships contract values for the 2018 to 2019 funding year.

  2. Advanced learner loans facility requests

    Use the form to submit requests for growth for Career Learning Pilot only for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

  3. Exceptional learning support - cost form

    Use these forms to submit estimated costs and final claims for exceptional learning support.

  4. SFA capital funding: evaluation documents

    Colleges that have received capital funding from the Skills Funding Agency must complete these forms.

  5. Further education area reviews: transition grants

    How sixth-form and further education colleges can apply for transition grants to support significant changes recommended in area reviews.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Condition Improvement Fund
  2. Apprenticeship funding bands
  3. Register of apprenticeship training providers
  4. Apprenticeship funding and performance management rules 2018 to 2019
  5. Universal Credit and students
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News and communications

  1. ESFA Update: 12 December 2018
  2. Funding for academic year 2019 to 2020 for students and learners aged over 16
  3. ESFA Update: 28 November 2018
  4. ESFA Update: 21 November 2018
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Research and statistics

  1. Provider and local authority tables
  2. Apprenticeship vacancies archive
  3. Community learning
  4. Exploring funding for apprentices with additional needs
  5. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Apprenticeship funding reform in England: payment mechanisms and funding principles
  2. Traineeships: funding reform in England
  3. Review of post-18 education and funding: terms of reference
  4. Skills funding letter: April 2017 to March 2018
  5. 2010 to 2015 government policy: further education and training
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. List of declared subcontractors
  2. Funding allocations to training providers: 2018 to 2019
  3. Funding allocations to training providers: 2017 to 2018
  4. 16 to 19 allocation data: 2017 to 2018 academic year
  5. Closed: Hartlepool Sixth-Form College: Sixth-Form College Commissioner assessment report March 2017
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