This note relates to the journey of qualifications seeking public funding for the use by young people up to the age of 19 years old. But does not detail any contact information or processes associated with qualifications that are eligible for public funding for adult learners.
It describes the processes and organisations involved in a qualification’s journey; from when a qualification is regulated, to acquiring approval under section 96 and finally being published on the Learning Aim Reference Application (LARA) with any eligible funding information, for the use by young people under the age of 19 years old.
It includes a high level process diagram of a qualification’s journey, a visual aid providing step-by-step instructions on how to establish where a qualification is within a qualification’s journey and contact details to obtain a status update on a qualification within a qualification’s journey.
It is aimed at all further education stakeholders interested in publicly funded qualifications for delivery to young people under the age of 19 years old, particularly providers and awarding organisations.