This year’s allocations have been issued in a new digital format through Manage your education and skills funding(MyESF), which replaces the Skills Funding Service.
The new digital system has been designed following user feedback and is a more up to date, efficient and simple way for providers to access their allocations.
2019 to 2020 is a significant year for the Adult Education Budget (AEB), as it is the first year of devolution. This means that we will fund learners outside devolved areas only, and that is reflected in our funded AEB allocations.
The 19 to 24 traineeships programme is not being devolved and is being managed nationally. The ambition is to grow this programme and we are committing to fund 10% over-delivery at the end of the funding year.
We have also allocated a 1% increase in advanced learner loans.
We have published a technical guidance note which shows how we have worked out your allocations.
Should providers or colleges have any queries on their allocations, they should contact the servicedesk or their contract manager.