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ESFA list of qualifications approved for funding 14 to 19

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) list of qualifications approved for funding for 14 to 19.

Overview

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) list of qualifications approved for funding 14 to 19, gives you information about which qualifications are approved for funding for students who are at least aged 14 but are not yet 19.

We approve each qualification in accordance with its suitability for students in the following age categories:

  • Pre - 16
  • 16 to 18
  • 18+

This list was formerly known as the section 96.

Public funding is considered for qualifications that we have approved for funding 14 to 19. For some funded institutions, such as maintained schools and academies, qualifications have to be approved for funding 14 to 19 for them to be delivered to young people.

Please visit the ESFA list of qualifications approved for funding 14 to 19 for further information and to determine whether or not a qualification has gained approval.

Published 5 July 2017
Last updated 13 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. The title and content has changed so that it refers to the ESFA list of qualifications approved for funding 14 to 19. We have made no other change.
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  10. S96 qualification spreadsheets for November have been updated
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