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Fundable qualifications

At NCFE, we understand the devastating impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have on the nation’s workforce. As educators, we have a significant role to play in supporting the economic and skills recovery to come. With hundreds of fundable qualifications and units available for registration, we’re working with providers to develop fundable programmes of study that support retraining and align to national and regional skills recovery plans. Our fundable provision ranges from full qualifications to units, eligible under various funding streams including The European Social Fund (ESF) and Adult Education Budget (AEB).

We are also supporting providers to understand changing funding rules in the wake of the pandemic.

AEB devolution

In 2015-16 the government agreed a series of devolution deals between central government and local areas, also known as Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) in England. As part of the devolution deals certain adult education functions were transferred from the Secretary of State for Education to the MCAs.

This change came into effect from the start of the 2019-20 funding year and NCFE is here to support you. We understand the skills gaps in your region and our comprehensive product offer will give strength and depth to your delivery. Find out more about the AEB devolution.

Not in a devolved area?   

We also have lots of options for you if you’re not in a devolved area with our huge range of short, flexible and fundable qualifications in a variety of sector areas. Find out more.

How can I find out if an NCFE qualification is eligible for funding?

You can check our quarterly funding spreadsheet to find out about our fundable qualifications, however the most up to date information on which of our qualifications are eligible for funding can be found on the ESFA website.

Fundable Qualifications and Unit Spreadsheet

Download our latest list of fundable NCFE and CACHE qualifications and units. These can conveniently be filtered by both sector and funding stream!


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Adult Education Budget (AEB)

Find out more about AEB and how it can be utilised for maximum effect.
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Adult Education Budget (AEB) devolution

Supporting you through the devolution evolution.
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Addressing the digital skills gap

Find out more about how our qualifications can support this government focus.
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Supporting those furthest from the labour market

Find out how our range of fundable qualifications can get individuals closer to the workplace and play an active part in society.
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