Guide to funding for post-19 learners studying BTEC First qualifications in England

Fri Mar 06 10:41:00 UTC 2015

Update (1 May 2015): The information below is no longer current. Please see our latest update on funding for 19+ learners on BTEC Firsts qualifications in England.

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6 March 2015: Following government announcements this spring, we can now clarify funding for students aged 19 or over studying BTEC Firsts in England from 2014 to 2016.

Funding rules at a glance

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) will automatically fund all qualifications approved by the Department for Education (DfE) as level 2 Technical Certificates on the 16-19 performance tables.

This means that all BTEC Firsts included on the Technical Certificates list are approved for funding. You can see them listed in the tables.

We want to ensure you have continuity for your level 2 students in all subjects, so where BTEC Firsts are not approved as Technical Certificates, we are:

  • applying to the SFA for post-19 funding for the next generation BTEC Firsts (NQF) where appropriate, and/or
  • extending the existing BTEC Level 2 First Diplomas (QCF) in those subjects.

BTEC Firsts funding for your sector

Here’s a summary for each sector showing which qualifications are funded for post-19 students for the 2014 to 2016 academic years in England, and what the latest news is on our funding submissions.

We’ll have more news in April 2015, so we’ll update you then. In the meantime, please do contact us to talk through your options.

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 August 2017 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Diploma (QCF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/6671/7

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science (QCF)

Y

Y

(Update to follow in April)

600/6318/X

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Y

N

 

601/4531/6

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Applied Science

Y

N

 

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 August 2017 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Diploma (QCF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/7104/X

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (QCF)

Y

Y

(Update to follow in April)

600/6822/X

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Art & Design

Y

N

 

601/0172/6

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Art and Design

Y

N

 

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 July 2015 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Level 2 Extended Certificates and Diplomas (NQF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/6789/8

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business (QCF)

Y

Y

 

600/6816/4

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

601/0171/4

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Business

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

These qualifications were approved for automatic funding for post-19 students for the 2014-2016 academic years. 

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

601/0258/5

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Level 2 Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment

Y

Y

Y

601/0259/7

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Y

Y

Y

These qualifications were approved for automatic funding for post-19 students for the 2014-2016 academic years. 

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

600/6630/1

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering

Y

Y

Y

601/0545/8

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Engineering

Y

Y

Y

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 July 2015 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Level 2 Extended Certificates and Diplomas (NQF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/8223/1

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF)

Y

Y

 

600/6312/9

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

601/0170/2

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

These qualifications were approved for automatic funding for post-19 students for the 2014-2016 academic years.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

601/0231/7

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Hospitality

Y

Y

Y

601/0230/5

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Hospitality

Y

Y

Y

These qualifications were approved for automatic funding for post-19 students for the 2014-2016 academic years.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

600/6072/4

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology

Y

Y

Y

601/0169/6

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Information and Creative Technology

Y

Y

Y

These qualifications were approved for automatic funding for post-19 students for the 2014-2016 academic years.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

601/0167/2

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production

Y

Y

Y

601/0166/0

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production

Y

Y

Y

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 July 2015 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Level 2 Extended Certificates and Diplomas (NQF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/7775/2

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music (QCF)

Y

Y

 

601/0260/3

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Music

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

601/0261/5

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Music

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 July 2015 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Level 2 Extended Certificates and Diplomas (NQF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/7143/9

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (QCF)

Y

Y

 

600/6870/X

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

601/0168/4

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Performing Arts

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 August 2017 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Diploma (QCF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/7772/7

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Y

Y

(Update to follow in April)

601/3259/0

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Public Services

Y

N

 

601/3260/7

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Public Services

Y

N

 

Since these qualifications were not approved for automatic funding for 19+ learners, we've extended the Diploma (QCF) until 31 July 2015 to ensure funded provision this year.

We've applied for 19+ funding for 2015/16 for the Level 2 Extended Certificates and Diplomas (NQF). We expect an outcome in early April.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

500/7660/7

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport (QCF)

Y

Y

 

600/6820/6

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

601/0232/9

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Sport

Y

N

(Update to follow in April)

These qualifications were approved for automatic funding for post-19 students for the 2014-2016 academic years.

 

 

Funding eligibility

QN

Qualifications

16-18

19+ 2014/15

19+ 2015/16

601/0233/0

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Y

Y

Y

601/0234/2

Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Y

Y

Y

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