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SFA Funding Rules 2016 to 2017
PUBLISHED: 22/02/2016 | UPDATED:16/03/2016 16:10:03

SFA have released several documents throughout February, relating to the upcoming changes and rules of funding that will be implemented towards the aim of full devolution come 2018/2019.

Read future plans of further education and skills reform programme.

What to expect for 2016/2017 funding year:

  • Extension of Advanced Learner Loans will be available for adults aged 19+ at Levels 3 to 6.
  • Legal entitlement offer for learners aged 19-23 exercising their first full Level 2 or 3 and/or English and Maths (GCSE/Functional skills or stepping stone qualification), initial list released.
  • Local Flexibility offer will include Entry Level to Level 2 qualifications as well as non regulated provision.
  • Apprenticeship Standards new funding cap added and new rules relating to assessment organisations and end-point assessment.
  • Apprenticeship Frameworks – extended the funding for apprentices aged 19-24.

A breakdown of changes can be found here:
  > Funding Rules 2016 to 2017 Summary of Changes
  > Funding Rates and Formula 2016 to 2017 Summary of Changes

Useful Links:

 > Skills Funding Agency
 > SFA Funding Rules 2016 to 2017
 > SFA Updates