Guidance

Advice: funding regulations for post-16 provision

Advice about post-16 funding regulations.

Applies to England

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Advice: funding regulations for post-16 provision 2022 to 2023

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ESFA funding guidance for young people 2021 to 2023

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Student eligibility and funding advice for 2021 to 2023

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Advice: funding regulations for post-16 provision 2021 to 2022

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Advice: funding regulations for post-16 provision 2020 to 2021

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Funding regulations for post-16 provision 2022 to 2023

The guidance document cover the periods 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023 and are our current advice for the funding year. We have made the following additions and updates to this guidance:

  • new advice on additional hours.
  • planned hours for study programmes
  • funding principles on when planned hours require adjustment
  • recording planned hours where (changes are required through the funding year
  • recording planned hours where (changes are required within first six weeks) in previous years some of this advice was in the rates book

  • condition of funding detailed advice is now in Section 7 (moved from 2021 to 2022 Regulations annex D).

Funding regulations for post-16 provision 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022

These guidance documents cover the periods 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021 and 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022. They are our current advice for this and the next funding year.

We know that providers are working through exceptional circumstances due to coronavirus (COVID-19). We may publish further updates to this guidance document about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on our funding regulations as these become clear. We will also tell you about any changes in our ESFA Update.

You might find our published information about what colleges and other providers need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak useful.

We have made the following updates to the Funding regulations guide for 2021 to 2022:

We have made the following updates to the Funding regulations guide for 2020 to 2021:

  • updated student eligibility advice for EU and EEA students
  • updated advice for T Levels including eligible provision, planned hours and recording planned hours
  • updated advice on ineligible provision
  • updated advice on using electronic recruitment systems
  • updated advice where wider Government restrictions impact on student enrolment and attendance which require using electronic recruitment and delivery systems
Published 10 March 2014
Last updated 29 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the Advice: funding regulations for post-16 provision 2022 to 2023 guidance document.

  2. We have published a powerpoint to support the ESFA funding guidance for young people 2021 to 2023.

  3. The Student eligibility and funding advice for 2021 to 2023 presentation is now live.

  4. Added funding regulations for post-16 provision 2022 to 2023, removed November 2020 advice that may apply to either funding year.

  5. We have updated the following advice in respect of recording and evidencing the delivery of non-qualification hours (excludes students flagged as either High needs and/or Education Health Care (EHC) plan) in paragraphs 107 and 124. The advice in Annex B includes a new table B2. We have made a minor clarification to advice in Annex C Question and Answer 15, to make clearer that students must not be funded or any planned hours recorded for any overlap periods between study programmes, and apprenticeships funding at the same (or financially related) funded institutions or their subcontractors.

  6. We have updated student eligibility advice for EU and EEA students, updated our advice on repeat year funding and included advice on our specific subcontracting restrictions for 16 to 19 delivery.

  7. We have published the funding regulations advice for post 16 provision for 2021 to 2022.

  8. We have updated the Funding regulations for post-16 provision 2020 to 2021 to include advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on 'Planned hours for 2020 to 2021'

  9. We have updated the Funding regulations for post-16 provision for 2020 to 2021 to include provision for the high value courses for 18 and 19 year olds one year offer

  10. We have updated the PowerPoint presentations for the funding regulations for post-16 provision 2019 to 2020. These now include allowances for the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) including the use of electronic registration systems and alternative evidence to wet signatures already published in the funding regulations document

  11. We have published the Funding regulations for 2020 to 2021 and updated the regulations for 2019 to 2020 to account for the use of electronic recruitment and delivery systems during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

  12. We have updated the funding regulations for 2019 to 2020 to clarify advice to institutions

  13. We have uploaded a presentation that summarises student eligibility rules for 2019 to 2020

  14. We have uploaded the funding regulations for post 16 provision guidance document for 2019 to 2020 and removed older years' guidance

  15. To help explain our guidance we have added a powerpoint presentation about post-16 funding regulations for 2018 to 2019.

  16. Student eligibility guidance presentation for 2018 to 2019 has been added.

  17. the 16 to 19 funding regulations guidance for 2018 to 2019 has been added

  18. Funding regulations and funding advice presentation for 2017 to 2018 has been added.

  19. Added a presentation to support the student eligibility elements of the funding guidance for young people

  20. Advice: funding regulations for post-16 provision 2017 to 2018 has been added

  21. Minor update to 16 to 19 funding guidance to reflect the recently published sub-contracting guidance.

  22. Funding guidance for young people 2016 to 2017 has been added.

  23. Added 15 16 guidance

  24. 2014 to 2015 version added to page

  25. First published.