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Information on funding for learners 19+ can be found on the Find a Learning Aim website. You can search for qualifications and find out if they are funded by using this link.
19+ funding comes under 3 main categories:
Local Flexibility funding gives providers the option of delivering qualifications that there is a demand for in their area. We are delighted that so many Ascentis qualifications are available for funding under this heading.
Legal Entitlement funding covers qualifications such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas for 19-23 without a full Level 3 qualification and English & Maths skills qualifications. Advanced Learner Loans have now been extended to learners aged 19+, and are available for many higher level qualifications. These include the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, Level 3 Community Interpreting, , and most commonly, the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The Advanced Learner Loan can be used for Access for 19-23 if the learner already has a full Level 3 qualification, and all learners aged 24+. Advanced Learner Loans for Access to HE are wiped if the learner goes on to complete a Higher Education degree.
If a qualification is funded, the units within that qualification will also be funded as long as they meet the same funding requirements. This gives centres the option of delivering a bespoke programme of learning by taking units from different funded qualifications.
Funding for Study Programmes
Qualifications eligible for ESFA funding for 16-18 can be found under the ESFA List of Qualifications approved for funding, which you can access via this link.