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Open College Network West Midlands Centres: Lifetime learning for all


Welcome to our Funding Page for 2018 to 2019:
Navigating a clear pathway through the complex world of funding information can be challenging, but Open College Network West Midlands can support you in quickly finding the information you need. The diagram below represents the current funding streams available in England for 19+ public funding, and how they map across to our extensive qualifications offer. In addition to this we provide useful information below to guide you with a range of links which take you straight to the information you may require. 
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide funding for different qualifications in England; details of which can be found here: search for our funded qualifications on the Hub type OPENCOLLNETWESTMID in the box "Awarding Org Code or Name."
Funding Details for 2018-2019

Good News - Virtually all of our current qualifications attract funding in 2018-2019. These funding sections below are for guidance and we will update them in line with funding updates. 

<16 school-Section 96+SEND

16-19 Study Programme

19+ including 19-23 entitlement funding and 19+ local flexibility funding

Advanced Learner Loans

Adult Education Budget (AEB) / English and maths Entitlement Funding

ESF Funding

Monthly Key Note: The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) are the national, government backed, sector owned support body for the Further Education and Training Sector. They are a registered charity who set and safeguard the sectors Professional Standards. They have a professional membership body known as the Society for Education and Training. This body grants Qualified Teaching, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and Advanced Teacher status (ATS). It currently supports the transformation of technical and vocational systems to ensure the sector offers world class education and training. This will lead to improved learners’ outcomes and a better skills workforce for the future, in turn strengthening the economy, community and society. They offer an excellent resource portal via their Excellence Gateway:

This includes the Excellence Gateways Study Programme Exhibition site:

This contains all the key information and resources to support post-16 providers of study programmes. “In this section a wide range of resources have been developed to support you in developing and improving your study programme provision. The collection is very diverse and includes flyers, case studies, checklists, leaflets, posters, videos, templates, and a toolkit”,
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