Guidance

Withdrawal of funding approval from qualifications with low and no publicly funded enrolments

How the Education and Skills Funding Agency will remove funding approval from qualifications with low and no enrolments, as part of the review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below in England.

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The first stage of the consultation on the review of post 16 qualifications at level 3 and below set out the Department for Education’s intention to remove approval for funding of qualifications with low and no publicly funded enrolments. On 13 February 2020, the Department for Education set out the process that will be taken forward to deliver this and confirm which qualifications with low or no publicly funded enrolments should have approval for public funding withdrawn for new starts from 1 August 2021. The qualifications in scope of this process are set out in the initial list published on 13 February 2020. Awarding organisations must notify the Department for Education of qualifications which they believe should remain approved for funding for the 2021 to 2022 funding year, in line with specific criteria. The guidance published on 13 February provides details on the criteria against which awarding organisations must provide their notification and the process to do this. The notification period closes at 23:59 on 27 March 2020.

Published 13 February 2020