SFA funding rules

The rules that apply to all further education provision funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), or through a 24+ advanced learning loan (loan).

The documents and web pages listed below according to funding years, set out the rules for publicly funded colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers (FE providers) that offer education and skills training.

User consultation on the Funding Rules

The Funding Rules 2015 to 2016 included changes to the structure and content following consultation with the sector.

We would like your views again, to help us understand what users need to follow the funding rules, so that we can develop the funding rules for 2016 to 2017.

The survey will close on Friday, 28 August 2015.

2015 to 2016 funding year

  1. SFA funding rules: 2015 to 2016

    • Statutory guidance

2014 to 2015 funding year

  1. SFA funding rules: 2014 to 2015

    • Guidance

2013 to 2014 funding year

  1. SFA funding rules: 2013 to 2014

    • Guidance