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Funding

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: https://hub.fasst.org.ukTo 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: “Adult education budget (AEB) 2018 to 2019 increased flexibility for learners in receipt of low wage”. There is a new trial coming to fully fund learners, who are employed and in receipt of a low wage and cannot contribute towards the cost of co-funding fees.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-education-budget-funding-rules-2018-to-2019

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