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The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA). There are hundreds of NCFE qualifications eligible for ESFA funding in 2017-18, with more being added all the time.
Please check the ESFA Hub for qualification funding information.
For AEB funding rules and for learner eligibility criteria, please refer to the ESFA’s funding rules.
Maximise your Adult Education Budget in 17-18
Take a look at the below bundles of qualifications that can help you to use the funding available to you in different ways:
To support your staff's CPD:
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work
NCFE Level 1 Award in Mentoring
NCFE Level 2 Award in Mentoring
To help your learners get a taste of the workplace:
NCFE Level 1 Award in Exploring Occupational Studies for the Workplace
NCFE Level 1 Award in Occupational Studies for the Workplace
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace
NCFE Level 2 Award in Exploring Occupational Studies for the Workplace
NCFE Level 2 Award in Occupational Studies for the Workplace
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace
To upskill your learners in the growing Digital and Enterprise industries:
NCFE Level 1 Award In Investigating Enterprise Skills
NCFE Level 2 Award In Investigating Enterprise Skills
NCFE Level 2 Certificate In Developing Enterprise Skills
NCFE Level 1 Award In Developing Enterprise Skills
NCFE Level 2 Award in Digital Promotion for Business
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques
Read more about Advanced Learner Loans and our eligible qualifications in this short guide.
We can help you maximise your funding and use your full Advanced Learner Loan allocation through our portfolio of eligible qualifications.
Take a look at the full list.
The Government has introduced a package of measures to support both learners and providers with Advanced Learner Loans and is providing a £50m bursary fund to support vulnerable learners with additional costs related to learning. Support is available from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the National Careers Service, the Gov.UK website and Student Finance England. Centres should check the latest version of the Funding Rules for further information about Advanced Learner Loans.
For apprenticeship information, please see the ESFA Apprenticeships funding page.
For traineeship information for 16-18 year olds please see the ESFA Traineeship funding page.
For traineeship information for 19-24 year olds please see the the Adult Education Budget, funding and performance management rules for the relevant year.
You can find out if any NCFE qualification is eligible for funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency by using the Product Features filter on our Qualification Finder. Each funded qualification will have a small logo to tell you which funding stream(s) it's available under.
You can also see which of our qualifications are fundable under the Adult Skills Budget that comes with learning resources.
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