Guidance

ESFA funding for traineeships

Information on how funding for traineeships works

Introduction

The Education and Skills Funding Agency fund traineeships for 16- to 18-year-olds (and 19- to 24-year-olds, and up to age 25, with an education health and care plan) through the ESFA’s young people’s funding methodology for study programmes.

We fund traineeships for 19- to 24-year-olds through the ESFA’s adult education budget funding methodology.

This guide explains how:

  • traineeships are delivered
  • we allocate funding for traineeships through the young people’s funding methodology for study programmes and AEB funding methodology
  • to submit requests for delivery growth
  • to find further information about traineeships including research and evaluations

Traineeships framework

This framework describes how traineeships are delivered and the changes to traineeships policy since their introduction in 2013.

Funding for traineeships

This information explains how the funding methodologies work for traineeships.

For institutions funded through the young person’s funding methodology for study programmes

For institutions funded through the AEB funding methodology

Performance management and growth

This information explains how providers can submit requests for increases to funding for traineeships.

Research and analysis

The following research and analysis explores the impact and effectiveness of the traineeships scheme

Further information

ESFA enquiries

For all enquiries for the Education and Skills Funding Agency

Published 13 May 2019