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ESFA: funding rules, rates and formula

Explains the ESFA funding system and the rules and rates for the adult education budget, apprenticeships, advanced learner loans and the bursary, ESF and 16 to 18 traineeships.

ESFA also publishes information and annual funding guidance to explain the funding system, rates and formula for 16 to 19 provision.

We have published further information on 19+ funding allocations, calculations and performance management.

Adult education budget (AEB)

Apprenticeships

  1. Apprenticeship technical funding guide
  2. Apprenticeship funding rules

Advanced learner loans

  1. Advanced learner loans funding rules 2020 to 2021
  2. Advanced learner loans funding rules 2019 to 2020
  3. Maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2019 to 2020
  4. Maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2020 to 2021
  5. Maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2018 to 2019
  6. Advanced learner loans funding rules 2018 to 2019
  7. Maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2017 to 2018
  8. Maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2016 to 2017
  9. Advanced learner loans bursary funding calculation for 2015 to 2016
  10. Funding rates for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2015 to 2016
  11. 24+ advanced learning loans bursary funding calculation rulebase

European Social Fund (ESF)

Skills funding agency rules, rates and formula prior to 2016 to 2017

Skills Funding Agency funding rules for 2016 to 2017 academic year are available on the SFA funding rules 2016 to 2017 collection page.

  1. Funding rates and formula - 2016 to 2017
  2. SFA funding rules: 2015 to 2016
  3. Funding rates and formula 2015 to 2016
  4. Funding rates and formula - 2014 to 2015
Published 11 March 2014
Last updated 18 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. We've added links to information on the European Social Fund (ESF).

  2. We've added links to information on the European Social Fund (ESF).

  3. We have published the adult education (AEB) funding rules for 2019 to 2020, the advanced learner loans funding rules for 2019 to 2020 and the maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications for 2019 to 2020.

  4. Added information about learning aim class codes

  5. Added information about the ESFA funding system for providers taking part in the career learning pilot.

  6. Added the funding calculation for 2016 to 2017.

  7. Added maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2017 to 2018 to collection.

  8. Added the adult education budget: funding rates and formula 2017 to 2018.

  9. Added maximum loan amounts for advanced learner loans designated qualifications 2016 to 2017.

  10. Removed ESF aims catalogue 2015 to 2016 from document collection.

  11. 24+ advanced learning loans bursary funding calculation rulebase

  12. Published February 2015: Funding rates and formula 2015 to 2016

  13. Now published: Qualifications: simplified funding rates, 2015 to 2016

  14. First published.