Guidance

Qualifications: eligible for public funding

The policy and processes the Education and Skills Funding Agency uses to make qualifications eligible for public funding.

Documents

2018 to 2019 list of qualifications in the English and maths legal entitlement offer

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2018 to 2019 list of qualifications in the level 2 and level 3 legal entitlement offer

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2018 to 2019 local flexibility component form

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2017 to 2018 list of qualifications in the English and maths legal entitlement offer

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2016 to 2017 list of qualifications at level 2 and 3 in the legal entitlements

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2016 to 2017 list of qualifications in english and maths in the legal entitlements

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How the SFA and EFA will fund legacy GCSEs and IGCSEs in English, English language and mathematics in 2016 to 2017

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Details

We have removed the requirement for all delivery we fund to be in the form of a qualification. We only require a qualification to be delivered where a learner is exercising their legal entitlement to a first full level 2 or level 3 and/or English and maths.

The policy and process for identifying which qualifications are eligible for legal entitlements and through local flexibilities are set out in the documents above.

The 2017 to 2018 qualification eligibility principles and legal entitlements documents explain how we make qualifications eligible for funding through the Adult Education Budget and explains how these offers are updated.

We have published the qualifications that will be available including:

  • English and maths legal entitlement
  • level 2 and level 3 legal entitlements for 19 to 23 year olds undertaking their first full level 2 and full level 3

In anticipation of future changes due to technical education reform and the functional skills reform, we have not made any new changes to these offers other than those which we had already announced during 2016 to 2017.

We have updated the 2016 to 2017 level 2 and 3 legal entitlements list to include:

  • 2018 performance table qualifications
  • Access to HE
  • GCSEs
  • AS and A Levels
Published 20 February 2014
Last updated 31 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have added a list of acceptable current and prior qualifications for English and maths requirements in apprenticeship standards at level 2 and above.
  2. Updated list of qualifications in the level 2 and level 3 legal entitlement offer.
  3. Published the 2018 to 2019 list of qualifications in the English and maths legal entitlement offer, the legal entitlements and qualification eligibility principles within in the adult education budget and the 2018 to 2019 local flexibility component form.
  4. Updated 2017 to 2018 list of qualifications in the level 2 and level 3 legal entitlement offer.
  5. Updated 2017 to 2018 list of qualifications in the level 2 and level 3 legal entitlement offer.
  6. Updated 2017 to 2018 list of qualifications in the English and Maths legal entitlement offer.
  7. Updated 2017 to 2018 level 2 and level 3 legal entitlement qualification list and 2017 to 2018 legal entitlements document, 2017 to 2018 qualification eligibility principles document and 2017 to 2018 component form published.
  8. Updated the 2017 to 2018 list of qualifications in the level 2 and level 3 legal entitlement offer and the 2017 to 2018 list of qualifications in the English and maths legal entitlement offer.
  9. Updated list of qualifications at level 2 and 3 in the legal entitlements.
  10. Added guidance about the process for adding components to the 2016 to 2017 adult education budget local flexibility offer.
  11. Updated the qualification eligibility principles - 2016 to 2017 document, the list of qualifications at level 2 and 3 in the legal entitlements and the list of qualifications in english and maths in the legal entitlements.
  12. Revised version of How the SFA and EFA will fund legacy GCSEs uploaded on 02 August 2016.
  13. Updated: list of qualifications in English and maths in the legal entitlements and list of qualifications at level 2 and 3 in the legal entitlements.
  14. We have updated the 'How the SFA and EFA will fund legacy GCSEs and IGCSEs in English, English language and mathematics in 2016 to 2017' guidance note to include information about the funding of IGCSEs in English and maths in the academic year 2016 to 2017.
  15. Added guidance about how the SFA and EFA will fund resits of legacy GCSEs in English, English language and mathematics in 2016 to 2017.
  16. New version of Legal Entitlements for 2016 to 2017 - Level 2 and level 3 qualifications uploaded on 18 May 2016.
  17. New versions of the four files on this page uploaded on 23 March 2016.
  18. Qualification Eligibility Principles - 2016 to 2017 uploaded on 15 February 2016. Also amendments made to detail shown on the page.
  19. Four new documents uploaded on 10 February 2016.
  20. Page content updated on 10 February 2016.
  21. February 2016: Advanced learner loans prospectus 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 (version 2) published.
  22. Four new documents uploaded on 9 December 2015. * Advanced learner loan catalogue links update * AO prospectus * Notification form for advanced learner loan qualifications * Qualifications approvals August 2015.
  23. Updated qualifications funding approval form.
  24. Updated qualifications funding approval form.
  25. New Qualification Funding Approval Form uploaded on 21 may 2015.
  26. Qualifications funding approval form updated 12 March 2015.
  27. Qualifications funding approval form v4.1 published.
  28. Technical Guide version 3 has now been published.
  29. Qualifications funding approval form updated.
  30. The revised qualifications funding approval form now incorporates the English and Maths qualifications application form, in line with the changes made in the Technical Guidance (version 2) for 14/15 which was published in beginning of August 2014.
  31. English and Maths qualifications application form added to page.
  32. First published.