Qualifications: eligible for public funding

Date: 24 July 2017

The ESFA has removed the requirement for all delivery they fund to be in the form of a qualification. They only require a qualification to be delivered where a learner is exercising their legal entitlement to a first full Level 2 or Level 3 and/or English and maths.

The 2017 to 2018 qualification eligibility principles and legal entitlements documents explain how the ESFA make qualifications eligible for funding through the AEB and explains how these offers are updated.

The policy and process for identifying which qualifications are eligible for legal entitlements can be found below.

2017 to 2018 legal entitlements offer

The qualifications that will be available as part of the 2017 to 2018 legal entitlements offer have been published including:

  • English and maths legal entitlement
  • Level 2 and Level 3 legal entitlements for 19 to 23 year olds undertaking their first full Level 2 and full Level 3

In anticipation of future changes due to technical education reform and the Functional Skills reform, the ESFA has not made any new changes to these offers other than those already announced during 2016 to 2017.

Qualification funding