Skip to Content
image description
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: Are you taking advantage of qualifications funded under Section 96 to make the most of your provision?
Section 96 is a section of the Learning and Skills Act (2000).
It gives the Secretary of State the power to approve qualifications for delivery to young people aged less than 19 years old. Public funding is considered for qualifications which have been Section 96 approved.
For some funded institutions, such as maintained schools and academies, Section 96 approval is required for the delivery of qualifications to young people.
Do you know what qualifications you can access under Section 96 at Open College Network West Midlands? See here and here
Make an enquiry

Make an enquiry

Back to topwrapper">Back to top