Update to 16-19 funding guidance

ESFA have updated 16-19 funding guidance to reflect an increased level of funding audit scrutiny for programmes where non-qualification hours form the majority of total planned hours. This may include the need to provide evidence of recognised educational costs which is set out in annex B of the funding regulations. Note this does not include study programmes for High Needs and/or learners with education health and care plans in recognition that for some of these students, higher levels of non-qualification activity may be appropriate.Funding guidance documents have now been updated with changes clearly shown in the ‘what’s new section’. ESFA will add a new report to those already existing to help providers identify the students that are likely to fall under higher funding audit scrutiny.

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