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.
For the academic year 2017 to 2018, we have made the following additions and updates.
student numbers: we have revised this section and added extra detail on how we calculate lagged student numbers
changes to planned hours: we have updated the policy for making changes to planned hours. If the planned hours for a student’s study programme change within the first 6 weeks, the institution must update the planned hours
disadvantage funding block 2: we have revised this section. We have changed our methodology so that we now use, ILR, school census, and HESA data to calculate block 2 funding
area cost uplift: we have revised this section so that it is clear how we calculate area cost uplift factors, by using either the delivery location of the institution’s provision or the institution’s head office location
Guidance from 2016 to 2017 and 2015 to 2016 are also available on this page.