Colleges, providers, schools and academies receive annual funding allocations from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for provision of 16 to 19 education.
These documents give advice about the use of funds for each funding year.
We have only made minor changes to the Funding regulations guidance for 2018 to 2019
updated paragraph 28 so that our the rules on student eligibility is clearer and an additional sub-category was added in June 2018
updated paragraph 50 to remind all institutions that summer taster programmes are not fundable for either school leavers or students who have completed full time study programmes earlier in the funding year
updated annex C and the question and answer section on students attending study programmes for less than 6 weeks to provide answers to questions in respect of the changed guidance from 2017 to 2018 in paragraph 72; the advice in paragraph 72 is unchanged for this year
the advice on informing the ESFA when any school or academy intends to close a sixth form has been clarified and moved to the front of Annex E with similar advice in ILR funding returns for ILR funded institutions
Please visit our main funding guidance page for all the latest funding guidance information.