Select Committee on Education and Skills Minutes of Evidence


Annex 1

FE FUNDING—A SUMMARY OF PROVISION

  Below is a brief summary of funding available to students in England studying up to a level 3 qualification. Please note that students must meet specified personal and residential criteria to qualify for each element of support. Support is divided into funding available to those aged 16-18 and those aged 19+. Any overlap of age groups is highlighted in the notes below the table.

16-18
19+
Full-time
Part-time
Full-time
Part-time
Fee remission
Fee remission
Fee remission***
Fee remission**
Education Maintenance Allowances*   Learner Support Funds: Learner Support Funds:
Schools Access Funds**   College Access fundsCollege Access Funds
Learner Support Funds:Learner Support Funds: Childcare SupportChildcare Support
College Access FundsCollege Access Funds Residential Bursaries
Childcare SupportChildcare Support Career Development LoansCareer Development Loans
Residential Bursaries     Individual Learning Accounts****


  Notes:

  Statutory support in italic

  *  Pilot areas only. Eligibility extends to aged 19 if the student is in a relevant cohort.

  **  Extended to those aged 19 if attending a relevant school.

  ***  For low income learners.

  ****  ILAs are currently suspended.


 
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